Bajaj launches `Qute’ for export markets
Bajaj Auto on Friday named its quadricycle (codenamed RE60) as `Qute’ and said it will begin exports of the vehicle to 16 countries even as an India launch will be delayed pendinglegal challenges. The company said that the 216cc single-cylinder vehicle will be manufactured at its Aurangabad plant and exports will begin from next month. The exports will be to countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe and it will have a price of at least $2,000 or Rs 1.3 lakh.
The countries where it will be launched include Turkey, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bangladesh, Kenya, Peru and Ecuador.Bajaj Auto MD Rajiv Bajaj said that the company is awaiting clearance from the Supreme Court for quadricycles before selling the vehicle in India.
“There is no logical reason to reject or resist the idea. Our hearing in the Supreme Court is getting postponed month after month. Now it has again been postponed to next month,” Bajaj said. The company said that the Qute is the first India-manufactured quadricycle to have met the European Quadricycle norms and get approval by the European WVTA (Whole Vehicle Type Approval) certification from RDW Netherlands.