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Old 9th April 2016, 18:46   #256
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But if they want to make it a "cheap alternative to cars", I don't think it will work out. Remember the nano's fate. Ours is a country where a car with the tag-line "cheap" attached to it will never succeed.
So it is a demographic limitation that you are pointing out? On a larger scale, I would love to imagine a car ferrying me daily to work (2nd car though!!) which is just fit for 2 occupants and give me a decent 35 KMPL mileage through the B2B city traffic and be a decent one to look at. Imagine if all metro Indians drive that to work, roads would have been so eased up and less smoky!

wonder if the REVA could have a small gasoline motor to fit my bill

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The Mexican Ambassador uses an Auto as her Official Vehicle in India!

We Indians have a snob value sitting right here on the Bajaj Qute.
Lovely Ironical Scenario!
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So it is a demographic limitation that you are pointing out?
Definitely sir.I feel it is a demographic limitation of Indians.

If not, how could such a practical small car like Nano fail to garner atleast half of Alto's sales every month?
It is definitely not because of looks or safety concerns, because the Alto is not really better than Nano in both these departments.
Maruti's strong service network can be cited as a reason for the sake of argument, but that too is not the real reason here.
Just see how Renault with its relatively weak service network is managing to outsell Hyundai's Eon month after month with it's Kwid, and it becomes clear.
Tata, which had a much better service network than Renault, could have outsold atleast Eon, had they not associated the "Cheap car" image with the name Nano.

Just like how you wish about that small second car in your post, many people are willing to make nano their second or third car.
But Nano as the only car in family is a big no for a majority, whereas Alto is perfectly ok for most of them.
That is what I wanted to convey.

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Global NCAP expresses disappointment over Bajaj’s misleading statement on the EuroCap safety rating!

Bajaj's statement that implied that the Qute quadricycle has achieved ‘superior’ Euro NCAP safety rating than cars like VW Polo, Ford Figo, Hyundai i10, Maruti Alto, and Tata Nano.

The Bajaj Qute received 1-star rating in the quadricycle crash test while the India-spec variants of the aforementioned cars were awarded 0-star rating under more stringent testing parameters
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Is the Qute being launched? Saw three of them in Peenya Industrial Area with Temporary MH registration and sporting Khivraj Motors Stickers.
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Bajaj to start selling Qute in Indonesia shortly,

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Qute is expected to be launched in India at last-

If things go according to plan, the 216cc Qute could hit the roads by this fiscal-end after a wait of over five years since it was first showcased as the RE60 at the 2012 Delhi Auto Expo
According to industry sources, the draft notification indicates that the Ministry is now clear about its intent to go ahead with quadricycles as a mode of transport. This could even prompt other companies to throw their hats into the ring. At one point in time, Piaggio was interested in this product category and, more lately, reports have been doing the rounds that Mahindra & Mahindra is also considering the possibility.
Source - http://m.thehindubusinessline.com/co...cle9976848.ece
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