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03 January 2012

Bajaj's 'four-wheeler' is the RE60

Want to get those annoying kamikaze auto rickshaws off the roads? This may be your best bet...

Gagan Gupta
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What you see here is Bajaj Auto's new replacement to the trusty old 3-wheeler, that's already a mass-favourite (and yet mass-menacing) in India. This is the secret 'four-wheeler' project Bajaj has been teasing about for a while. This is the RE60

Developed in house, the RE60 is aiming to set a global benchmark in CO2 emissions at 60 gm/km, while being tremendously fuel efficient at 35kpl.

The key technological and design innovations of the RE 60 that have resulted in the above emission and mileage figures are a light weight monocoque metal-polymer hybrid structure and a water cooled DTSi 4 valve engine with a closed loop fuel injection system. It also minimizes frictional and transmission losses.

TopGear.commers, do you think it's time our auto's got off the roads for this, or is this a bit too revolutionary for the common hop-on, hop-off commuter?

 

Tags: re60, bajaj

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