After launching the Qute in Turkey, Bajaj Auto's quadricycle is now set to make its entry to the Sri Lankan market. A report of GaadiWaadi says that the Qute could be launched in Sri Lanka soon. The Qute is also expected to enter the Russian market in the coming months.
In Sri Lanka, auto rickshaws are popular and used as a means of public transport like in India. With the Qute, Bajaj is reportedly aiming to surmount this market. Bajaj quadricycle Qute was unveiled in India in September 2015. However, Bajaj could not sell in India as the company is waiting for the Supreme Court's permission to sell quadricycle models in the country. Quadricycles are four-wheeled micro-cars defined by limitations in terms of weight, power and speed. In India, it was widely considered as a replacement of auto rickshaws.
Powered by an all new water-cooled 217 cc single-cylinder engine coupled with 5-speed manual gearbox, Bajaj Qute has a fuel efficiency of 36 kmpl and a top speed of 70km per hour. In terms of dimensions, Bajaj Qute measures 2,752 mm in length, 1,312 mm in width and 1,650 mm in height.
The Qute received one-star rating in safety standards test by Golbal New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP). The Qute received a score of 4 out of 16 for frontal crash and 6 out of 16 for side crash. The test was conducted on models like the Aixam Crossover GTR, Bajaj Qute, Chatenet CH30 and Microcar M.GO Family.