After Tata Motors launched its entry-level car ‘Nano’, the race for the economical and small cars for Indian traffic conditions had just began. Bajaj Auto the leading small and medium commercial vehicle manufacturer soon joined the race by announcing the plans to launch its own small vehicle the ‘RE60’ (read fully story here). The RE60 was first seen at the 2012 Auto Expo in Delhi. And now recently the RE60 was spotted in the Pune’s traffic without a piece of camouflage and from the looks of it, was close to being production ready.
The RE60 is powered by a 200cc, water cooled, fuel injected DTSi engine mounted at the rear and will produce a power of 20 PS. The “four wheeler” is likely to give a mileage of 40 kmpl and will emit only 60g/km of CO2. The vehicle weighs around 400 kgs which brings the RE to a power to weight ratio of most of the A-segment cars. The RE60 satisfies the needs of the commercial vehicle segment and Bajaj plans to replace it with the autorickshaw.
Mr. R C Maheshwari, President of Bajaj Auto’s commercial vehicle division, stated that –
“The government has given us an in-principle approval to create this new class of four-wheelers or quadricycles. A committee is working on regulations and norms for such vehicles. We understand that the process for the final inclusion of this new class in the commercial vehicles segment will take a few months more.”
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