Bajaj - Renault small car, 70-80% internals common with 2-3 wheelers -- Discussion
According to an article by the Economic Times,
70-80% of internal parts of the Bajaj-Renault small car are to be common with existing bajaj 2-3 wheelers.
Lets discuss what parts can be common and what would be the advantages/disadvantages of these
Engine: All Bajaj engines are single cylinder engines. I think a Nano style 2-cylinder is the minimum requirement. So, they will have to develop that.
They do have direct injection on one of their ricks (RE GDI), that would aid in low fuel consumption and good specific power output
Drivetrain: Again, nothing i feel they can use. Would love to have a sequential gear-box.
Suspension: Everything in their line-up has swing arms in the rear, doubt they can use anything. Even the spring and dampers will have to be different for a wishbone setup.
Steering: Will have to be completely new, they have nothing with 4 wheels
Brakes: Here they could use bike discs and rick drums. A lot of parts can be used here
Interiors: Seats, Steeing, Dash, Door Handles, Switch gear, everything will have to be developed. They could probably use the instrument panel. from a bike.
Electronics: Here, existing sensors and all can be used.
Either Bajaj really does not know how to build a car, or Economic times is full of you know what!
Re: Bajaj - Renault small car, 70-80% internals common with 2-3 wheelers -- Discussio
It seems Rajiv Bajaj wants to promote his baby as a 4 wheeler and not as a car, and wants to create a new segment. And Renault is not so happy with that idea.
Renault not keen in just a '4-wheeler', may not brand Bajaj - CNBC-TV18 -
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