Bajaj Auto will be launching the new RE60 four-wheeler sometime in 2013. The RE60 is an attempt from Bajaj Auto which aims at the replacement of the omnipresent autorickshaw. Now once again thanks to Anything-On-Wheels reader Guru for snapping the spy pictures of Bajaj RE60. This test-mule was spotted doing trial runs at a suburb in Pune.
The RE60 is actually a fall-out of a failed Indo-German-Japanese joint-venture in which Bajaj was assigned the task of developing a frugal small car to compete with the Tata Nano, while Renault and Nissan would help in marketing and selling the car. What started off with a pretty decent prototype at the 2008 Auto Expo changed track all of a sudden and ended up with this at the 2012 Auto Expo. Renault and Nissan obviously weren’t enthusiastic about this change of direction by Bajaj and decided to part ways. (Click here read more)
Refresher – Bajaj RE60 is powered by a 200cc, water cooled, single cylinder four stroke engine that produces a peak power between 16 to 20 Bhp. This engine will feature Bajaj’s DTSi dual spark plug ignition technology that can hit a limited speed of 70km per hour while returning a mileage of about 35 kmpl in real world condition and weighs only 400 kgs. The RE60 4-wheeler can seat 4 people in a 1+3 or 2+2 layout and priced under INR 1 lakh, when it hits production in mid-2013. Apart from petrol, RE60 will also be available in the LPG and CNG variants. No diesel or electric options will be available.
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Source – Anything-On-Wheels