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Old 26th March 2012, 14:03   #121
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RE60 is only for autorickshaw drivers says Rajiv!

" Mr Bajaj said that the RE60 is not a Tata Nano rival because the Nano was envisioned for people who are looking to upgrade from a motorcycle to a car but do not have the financial backing. On the other hand, the RE60 is meant only for auto drivers and their passengers."


Bajaj RE60 is only for Autorickshaw drivers says Rajiv Bajaj
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RE60 is only for autorickshaw drivers says Rajiv!


" Mr Bajaj said that the RE60 is not a Tata Nano rival because the Nano was envisioned for people who are looking to upgrade from a motorcycle to a car but do not have the financial backing. On the other hand, the RE60 is meant only for auto drivers and their passengers."




Yep it is good to see the this being clearly stated. A better autorickshaw is sorely needed but will the Auto unions let this get on the Roads with so many of the current ricks already on the roads. The Nano infact would be a good (and importantly economical) replacement to the Black Premier Padmini Taxi.
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but will the Auto unions let this get on the Roads with so many of the current ricks already on the roads.
+1: Also, the current autorickshaw drivers might not be very comfortable to drive a 'car' rather than a 3-wheeler without a steering wheel. This definitely is the way ahead in the future - RE60 (four wheeler) replacing the 'RE' (three wheeler), but it will be very interesting to see how this materializes.
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Caught this picture on the Pune - Mumbai highway, just outside Hinjewadi. The vehicle was doing decent speeds, plus hardly any auto-type sounds were audible.
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It has been almost a year since this car was displayed at the Auto Expo in Delhi in Jan 2012.

From all indications, the car seems ready for launch ... but yet ...

a. the automotive press isn't eagerly speculating on when it will launch
b. the buying public and car enthusiasts on this forum aren't talking much about it
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c. Bajaj isn't doesn't appear to be doing any soft pre-launch marketing

I wonder why this is the case.

My take is that this product is MUCH closer to fulfilling the needs and aspirations of 2 wheeler owners wishing to upgrade to a 4 wheeler, than any other car currently available in the Indian market.

What do you think ?
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Some comments on this thread are so harsh, it shows how little knowledge and poor understanding we have of things, and yet how supremely capable we are, of being [quickly] judgemental [with the assumption that we're very witty]. Shame!
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IAB have reported the spy images of RE60 without any camouflage in Pune. Here is link to their report:

http://indianautosblog.com/2012/12/b...-in-pune-58566
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Spotted 2 vehicles Near Pune. this car was cruising at the speed of 80, firing was Similar to tata nano. also on breaking the real lights illuminated in a very neat design.
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Hmm.. Is it just me or this thing looks similar to a M&M's Gio?

I had done something quite similar https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...7339205&type=3

What I expect is Bajaj would also introduce a version where the roof would be made from cloth type material to keep the cost low and provide no doors on the ULC vehicle. Basically a rickshaw with 4 wheels

M&M has an electric Gio done is same way.
Maybe they should hire you!!!
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Default RE60: India's first quadricycle by Bajaj Auto

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/19413527.cms


The RE60 has a kerb weight of 450 kgs, emits 50 gms of carbon dioxide per km, and delivers high fuel efficiency of over 35-40 kms per litre

The vehicle will be powered by 216-cc petrol engine delivering 20 horsepower with a maximum speed of 70 kms per hour.

Somehow, it looks like a toy, very flimsy, but I guess, good for 3 wheeler Auto replacement. One of the biggest issue with 3 wheeler auto, besides stability, is problems during rains.

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That must be the Pulsar 220 DTS Fi engine, I guess.
The RE 60 looks like a poor man's Nano.
Awful fit and finish and design ! Even the Sipani Badal was better looking !
Who will buy such an ugly looking prodigy, when many second hand cars of trusted makes will remain available for the same price ?

Really an awful offering from Bajaj Auto.
It must be the manifestation of their hidden angst and frustration owing to the shelved small car plans as a joint venture with Nissan.

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That must be the Pulsar 220 DTS Fi engine, I guess.
The RE 60 looks like a poor man's Nano.
Awful fit and finish and design ! Even the Sipani Badal was better looking !
Who will buy such an ugly looking prodigy, when many second hand cars of trusted makes will remain available for the same price ?

Really an awful offering from Bajaj Auto.
It must be the manifestation of their hidden angst and frustration owing to the shelved small car plans as a joint venture with Nissan.
My friend, I couldn't agree more with you, it looks hideous! Looks like a mutated frog!

But this is India, the first question every asks "Kitna mileage deti hai"?

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and delivers high fuel efficiency of over 35-40 kms per litre
This is the magic number! at a time when petrol prices are going through the roof this might just beat the nano if priced appropriately.
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This created a furore as Bajaj's small car isn't it? And there is a thread existing on this. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/commer...-ulc-re60.html

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Folks, this is an auto rickshaw replacement- not in league of Duster, Ecosport, i20, SUV, MUV etc and so on so forth.
So, I doubt anyone in this forum is going purchase to own it !!
May be, take ride from home to railway station or airport. probably a good option for call cabs.
So, would you take a ride to your destination in this instead of a 3 wheeler ? probably yes. Although, I admire the autowallahs for their ability to squeeze in and block even 6
inches of space on the road.

Self Drive to your office ? Definitely no.

But, then this forum is severely skewed in favor of Upper Middle and Upper, English speaking classes, right ?
Ask a driver living in slums if he would like to own this to improve his family's income.

No offense to anyone, please.
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^^ Absolute spot on post. Fully agree with your views regarding the RE60.
People are commenting on awful fit and finishing, looks like a toy, so must be very flimsy,who will buy this frog like vehicle so on and so forth. Now all these comments coming from a few spy pics, with the engine config unknown, the price unknown and Bajaj's positioning unknown.
Asthetics aside (I know it may not be a good looking car), but so are several starting from a truncated Ritz, to a toad shaped Swift to a breadbox on high wheels aka Yeti. However ugly they look, they sell based on certiain strengths they have, and likewise the RE60 will also sell based on how good or bad the vehicle is.

If it is indeed a replacement for a rickshaw, then kudos to Bajaj to correctly implement a 4 wheeled rickshaw. Even with higher cost price and higher meter fare, since it seats atleast 1 more than a rickshaw, the driver will recover earnings faster.

Our forum made similar mistakes when commenting on pre launch India, with some elitist people claiming since scooterists would now buy cars, it would increase traffic and they couldnt drive their expensive rides freely. Lets give Bajaj a chance, and comment on the cons after the launch.
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