Bajaj has introduced costs for its quadricycle in Maharashtra. The petrol variant for private use prices Rs 2.48 lakh whereas the CNG variant for business use is priced at Rs 2.78 lakh (ex-showroom). Bajaj has already launched the Qute in 5 states: Gujarat, Kerala, Rajasthan, UP and Orissa, with Maharashtra being the sixth.
The Qute quadricycle is powered by a 216cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine that produces 13.2hp and 18.9Nm of torque on petrol and 11hp and 16.1Nm of torque on CNG. It comes with a 5-speed sequential guide gearbox. Primarily based on its dimension (it’s 2,752mm lengthy, 1,312mm extensive, 1,652mm tall and has a 1,925mm wheelbase) the Qute would be the smallest manufacturing four-wheeler on India’s roads. Meant to be an city mobility various, the Qute weighs simply 452kg (the CNG Qute weighs 504kg), has an ARAI-rated mileage of 35kpl on petrol (43km/kg on CNG) and a 7m turning diameter. The Qute quadricycle comes outfitted with 12-inch alloy wheels.
Till November final 12 months, quadricycles might be registered just for business use – though that has modified, now that the Ministry of Highway Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has added quadricycles to the ‘non-transport’ class of autos.