Report - Over 2k units of Bajaj RE60 already produced; Late 2014 launch in India

23/06/2014 - 11:50 | ,   | Anjan Ravi

Bajaj is believed to have already produced 2,000-2,500 units of the RE60 quadricycle at its Waluj plant in Aurangabad. A source told the Autocar Professional that Bajaj has started producing the quadricycle in both left-hand drive and right-hand drive configurations, and is carrying out final stages of validation before exporting it.

Bajaj RE60 Auto Expo 2014 front yellow
Exports of the RE60 could commence even before its domestic launch.

Exports of the RE60 may start before its Indian launch, which will happen only after October 1 this year. The Ministry of Roads and Transport said that quadricycles can start plying on Indian roads after October 1, 2014, and Bajaj is reportedly considering an end-2014 market launch in India (between October-December).

The exact nature of exports (export markets and export quantity) remain unknown for now, though the company's managing director Rajiv Bajaj had mentioned Sri Lanka as a prospective market during the showcasing in January 2012.

Bajaj RE60 Auto Expo 2014 interior
The RE60 will be powered by a 216 cc engine paired to a 5-speed transmission.

In February this year at the Auto Expo, Bajaj confirmed the specifications of the RE60's powertrain. A 216 cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve, fuel-injected engine with triple spark will power the quadricycle. The company claims a top-speed of 70 km/h, and fuel efficiency of 37 km/l with CO2 emissions of 60 g/km.

The engine will be offered in LPG, CNG and gasoline variants paired to a 5-speed manual transmission which uses a dashboard-mounted gearlever.

[Source - Autocar Professional]

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