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The Qute thankfully gets seat belts for all 4 passengers

Safety and After Sales Service – There are no safety features on offer on the Bajaj Qute per se, apart from the 4 seat belts. Since this isn’t classified as a car, it won’t have to clear the upcoming crash tests that’ll be mandatory for all other 4-wheelers. Company officials have stated that the Qute complies with all safety norms pertaining to quadricycles. The vehicle has been certified for full frontal impacts at speeds of up to 35 km/hr. In terms of service, not much needs to be said about Bajaj Auto’s network which is very widespread. Parts of the Qute are going to be inexpensive and servicing the vehicle won’t be much of a concern for owners. The Qute can be serviced at any Bajaj service centre that caters to 3-wheelers.

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It remains to be seen how the audience responds to such vehicles

Verdict – The Bajaj Qute makes for a very strong case for itself when compared to 3-wheelers. While it won’t be able to replace the millions of 3-wheelers plying in our country, it definitely comes across as a worthy alternative. It is better to drive, much safer and offers better comfort too. On top of this, the Qute promises very low running and maintenance costs. Pricing wise, the Qute is pricier than 3-wheelers by about Rs. 1 lakh which is a fair deal for buyers who’re going to use it for commercial purposes but honestly we feel not a lot of private car buyers are going to consider this quadricycle because it doesn’t really have the feel of a proper car and one would rather opt for a used car or an entry-level hatchback by paying marginally more.

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The Qute will safe guard its occupants from the harsh weather

What’s Cool

* Compact dimensions and practical interiors
* Easy to drive and very small turning radius
* Safer than 3-wheeled rickshaws and also fuel-efficient
* Cheap to maintain and vast service network

What’s Not So Cool

* No ventilation inside the cabin
* Rear seats lack space
* Price is a tad optimistic

Alternatives: – None

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The Bajaj Qute doesn’t get a ventilation system in the cabin

Bajaj Qute Specifications

* Engine: 216.6cc, Single-Cyl, DTS-i, FI
* Power: 13 HP @ 5500 RPM | 10.83 HP @ 5500 RPM
* Torque: 18.9 Nm @ 4000 RPM | 16.1 Nm @ 4000 RPM
* Top Speed: 70 km/hr
* Transmission: 5-Speed MT
* Fuel Consumption: 35 km/l | 45 km/kgs
* Fuel Type: Petrol | CNG
* Tyre Size: 135/70/12 (Front & Rear)
* Suspension: Twin Leading Arm (Front), Coil Spring (Rear)
* Brakes: Drum (Front & Rear)

Bajaj Qute Dimensions

* Overall length x width x height: 2752 mm X 1312 mm X 1652 mm
* Wheelbase: 1925 mm
* Turning Radius: 3.5-metres
* Fuel Tank Capacity: 8-litres (Petrol), 6.5-8 kgs (CNG)
* Kerb Weight: 450 kgs

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How many of you will prefer the Qute over a 3-wheeler rickshaw?

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