Bajaj Auto recently introduced India’s first quadricycle, the Qute, in Maharashtra in petrol and CNG variants. Registered as a quadricycle, which is a new vehicle category, the Qute is essentially a four-wheel vehicle that does not classify as a regular car since it generates lesser power and has a top speed of just 70kmph. Quadricycles have been on sale in the European market for nearly three decades now. However, in India, this segment is yet to gain popularity. Here below are the key highlights of the newly launched Bajaj Qute –
The made-in-India Qute quadricycle is only offered with the bare-essential features to offer a lower cost of ownership as compared to the regular cars. Nonetheless, the Qute offers an impressive headroom for four occupants, as evident from the images.
Bajaj Auto offers 12-inch alloy wheels as standard in the Qute quadricycle.
The vehicle gets a wiper and washing system for better visibility.
The Qute comes with a 20kg boot space in the front. Meanwhile, the roof rails have a luggage carrying capacity of up to 40kgs.
The rear is pretty modest with a large windscreen and a low-mounted 216.6cc single cylinder water cooled engine.
The Qute gets special air vents in the front for adequate ventilation as the vehicle does not get an air-conditioning system.
The cabin is adequately ventilated with fresh air that passes from the front air intake to the large black air vents that are located on both the sides of the A-pillar. Moreover, the door also gets special small air vents that further helps with ventilation.
The dashboard is pretty basic with lockable storage spaces.
The quadricycle gets a dashboard-mounted five-speed sequential manual transmission.
Despite having a compact design, the Qute offers good legroom for the occupants in the front as well as the rear.