Looks like Bajaj Qute will soon be available with a white number plate. According to the latest NCAT type approval, the 2023 Qute can be purchased and registered under the private / non-transport category.
Updates to the 2023 Bajaj Qute
Up till now, the Bajaj Qute was offered only as a commercial vehicle. For the 2023 year, Bajaj has beefed up the Qute and the quadricycle weighs 17 kg more and is more powerful as well.
The petrol-only commercial Qute weighed 451 kg. Meanwhile the CNG version weighed above 500 kg. As per the type approval, the kerb weight of 468 kg is mentioned in the document. The Bajaj Qute 4W has sliding windows unlike the rolling windows, which are what we are accustomed to in modern cars.
Further, there is no provision of an AC or even a blower. For occupants to get fresh air, the only option is to open the windows.
Design of the Bajaj Qute
The Bajaj Qute features a quirky yet small design language with projector headlamps up front and a plastic-clad front bumper. The quadricycle features a single windscreen wiper, black ORVMs, rear taillights, 12-inch wheels, and a plastic-clad rear bumper. The Bajaj Qute sports a 1925mm wheelbase and measures 2752mm in length, 1652mm in height, and 1312mm in width.
It is built around a high strength steel monocoque chassis and the body panels are made of plastic to keep the weight down and also are easily repairable and replaceable. The interiors of the Qute are kept simple and bare minimum features.
Powertrain of the Bajaj Qute
The Bajaj Qute is powered by a 216 cc single-cylinder engine. This engine produces 10.8 BHP and 16.1 Nm of peak torque. Compared to the earlier version, the power has increased by 2 HP to 12.8 HP, while torque is expected to remain unchanged.
It is also not sure if the Cute will come with CNG or LPG options for the private buyer. A 5-speed dashboard mounted sequential gearbox with reverse is paired with the engine.
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