Bajaj RE60 to be launched in India on 25 September – IAB Report

Ashwin Ram

Ashwin Ram N P,

Ashwin is a guy with a slightly unorthodox perception of everything. His struggle to choose a career path, between art and automotive engineering, has landed him in the field of auto journalism, where he has paved way for himself to practise both.

To be reckoned as an auto rickshaw with four wheels.

The Bajaj RE60 has come out on the brighter side of several legal contests and is slated for market launch in India on 25th September, 2015, the company has confirmed.

Bajaj RE60 Auto Expo 2014 front yellow
The Bajaj RE60 will be offered in petrol, CNG and LPG variants.

The RE60 was unveiled in January 2012 at the Delhi Auto Expo as an evolution to the auto rickshaw. It is touted as a safer alternative to auto rickshaws since it is more stable with an extra wheel and has a stronger shell with doors.

The vehicle faced several lawsuits in its homeland that questioned the safety of occupants riding it, which stalled its launch for many months, but the model received interest from Bajaj’s usual export markets like Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Egypt. For this, Bajaj has been testing an LHD variant as well.

Bajaj RE60 Auto Expo 2014 front seat
The RE60 will be sold in India as well as a few export markets.

The Bajaj RE60 is a rear-engined vehicle like the Tata Nano, powered by a 216 cc single-cylinder water-cooled 4-stroke petrol engine with DTSi and a closed loop fuel injection system, that is capable of returning a mileage of around 37 km/l and emitting around 60 g/km of CO2. The motor is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. There will be CNG and LPG versions of the RE60 launching at a later stage, and the CNG model is expected to deliver around 40 km/kg mileage.

Also Read: Mahindra developing a quadricycle to rival the Bajaj RE60

The quadricycle has been developed with an investment of INR 550 crore, and the company has established a production capacity of 60,000 units per year that will cater to domestic and overseas demands.

Bajaj RE60 – Image Gallery

Contribute to IAB
Submit Spyshots & get Bragging rights! Click Here
Custom Mods on your ride? Get it featured on IAB Submit

Bajaj RE60 News & Updates

Bajaj Qute unveiled in India

Bajaj Qute (RE60) unveiled, to be exported to 16 countries [Update]

Tata Magic Iris Electric front

Tata Motors is making way for Tata Magic Iris to be a Bajaj RE60 rival – Report


Bajaj mulling over Bajaj RE60 variant for personal commuting – Report

Bajaj RE60 Auto Expo 2014 rear yellow

Bajaj RE60 CNG posts mileage of up to 40 km/kg – Report

Mahindra Gio

Report – Mahindra developing a quadricycle to rival the Bajaj RE60

VW Polo TSI BlueMotion headlamp - Geneva Live

IAB Retrospect – VW Polo facelift, 2015 Ford Edge, Nissan Sunny facelift, Mahindra G101 & Bajaj RE60