Bajaj RE60 could be launched before 2014

Posted on: Jul 5, 2013 - 7:02pm IST

The controversial Bajaj RE60 could be launched within the end of this year if everything at the government’s end takes place without a glitch.

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Mr. RC. Maheswari, president, sales and marketing commercial vehicles, Bajaj Auto said:

The draft gazette notification (for the four-wheeled vehicle) has gone to the law ministry. After the law ministry, it will get published in the government papers. After that comments will be invited from people. Till then we cannot launch this product. We hope that between October and March this (financial) year. Somewhere between that period we should be able to launch the product RE 60.

The RE60 has been classified as a quadricycle, inaugurating a brand new auto segment in India. There has been difference of opinions between the auto manufacturers regarding the quadricycle policy with companies like Maruti Suzuki and Tata Motors strongly opposing it for safety reasons. However, Bajaj Auto managed to drive past the niggles and secure approval from the government. The company is just a few steps away from launching the quadricycle in the market.

Showcased first at the Delhi Auto Expo last year, the RE60 is basically a four wheeled alternative to an auto rickshaw. The passenger carrier is powered by a 200cc DTS-i petrol engine which churns out 20bhp. The top speed is expected to be in the vicinity of 70kph and the CO2 emission stands at a mere 60g/km.

[Source: Economictimes.Indiatimes.com]

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3 thoughts on “Bajaj RE60 could be launched before 2014

  1. Jay Termkar says:

    I am looking towards buying one..going to ditch my car for inner city commute..

    Reply
    1. Ayyappan says:

      RE cannot be bought for private use and is strictly meant for commercial use, primarily as substitute for autos. Also for taxi utility, the vehicle cannot be driven outside city premises…all because of safety issues.

      Reply
  2. sandy says:

    Ouuu.. Noouu… RE is Back…. Help!

    Reply

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