It has four wheels, doors, roof and seat belts, but maker Bajaj is insisting that it should not be called car! It is saying that the government is even considering naming a new class of motor vehicles to define this new vehicle from the World’s largest autorickshaw maker. Referred to as a Quadricycle, Bajaj’s new invention has been developed with a research budget of 550 crores! The new RE60 is expected to be launched any time after October.
It weighs around 400 KGs with top speeds at 70 KM per hour and can run on gas or liquid fuel. The pricing is expected to be around 2 lakhs. The company hopes to export the quadricycle to few other Asian countries and Africa as well.
Traditional car companies will point out the security features of this vehicle as unsafe, but for urban short distance travelling this might be a game changer, analysts say.