Bajaj Qute
Bajaj Qute exported to over 20 countries including USA as India launch awaited. pictured: Bajaj QuteBajaj Qute

Even as Bajaj Auto continues to wait for Supreme Court's permission to sell the quadricycle Qute in India, the company has started exporting its first quadricycle offering to 20 countries from India. According to Zauba, which tracks the record of India's import and export data, Bajaj Qute has been exported to over 20 countries including the United States of America (USA).

According to the export data, the Qute has been exported to countries like Peru, Guatemala, Turkey, Somalia, Liberia, Ghana, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, United States, Russia, Madagascar, Finland, Bangladesh, Sudan, Dominican Republic, Djibouti, Honduras, Ecuador, Fiji, and Thailand.

Bajaj quadricycle Qute was unveiled in India in September 2015. In India, it was widely considered a replacement of autorickshaws. However, it is not legal in the country and has been challenged in different courts with multiple petitions over safety concerns. Bajaj is waiting for the Supreme Court's permission to sell quadricycle models in the country and is expected to be granted soon.

The Qute received a one-star rating in a crash test conducted by Global New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP). The Qute scored 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.

Powered by an all-new water-cooled 217 cc single-cylinder engine coupled with 5-speed manual gearbox, Bajaj Qute has a claimed fuel efficiency of 36 kmpl and a top speed of 70km per hour. In terms of dimensions, Bajaj Qute measures 2,752mm in length, 1,312mm in width and 1,650mm in height.

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