The Bajaj Qute quadricycle has been introduced in India for a starting price of Rs 2.63 lakhs (ex-showroom India). The Qute can also be had in a CNG variant for an additional price of Rs 20,000 at Rs 2.83 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The newly launched quadricycle from Bajaj can be registered as a private or a commercial vehicle. It is worth noting that the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) added quadricycles into the ‘non-transport’ category of vehicles in November 2018.
Mechanically, the four-seat Bajaj Qute is powered by a 216cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled DTSi engine that generates 13bhp of power at 5,500rpm and 18.9Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. The CNG variant, on the other hand, produces 11bhp at 5,500rpm and 16.1Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. The quadricycle comes mated to a dashboard-mounted five-speed sequential manual transmission. The Qute is capable of hitting a top speed of 70kmph and return a fuel efficiency figure of 35kmpl in petrol and 43 kilometres per kilogram in the CNG mode.
The Bajaj Qute gets a compact design that measures 2,752mm in length, 1,312mm wide, 1,652mm in height and has a wheelbase of 1,925mm. The boot in the front is capable of carrying luggage of up to 20kgs, while the roof-mounted carrier can hold up to 40kgs of luggage. The vehicle weighs a mere 425kgs.
The Bajaj Qute can be registered as a commercial vehicle in 20 states and as a private vehicle in 15 states. The Qute misses out features like air-conditioning and disc brakes.