You might have heard of Bajaj Qute, a quadricycle that was supposed to replace our cars for intra-city runs. Well, it did not really do what it was meant to do, but now Bajaj Qute has been spotted in the trailer of an upcoming movie, The Lost City. We can see the Qute going through the jungle because of its small size. The Qute also falls off a cliff.
In the lead roles, there is Sandra Bullock, who is playing Loretta Sage, Channing Tatum is playing Alan and Daniel Radcliffe is the villain of the movie. Moreover, we will also see Brad Pitt in the movie. The Lost City is expected to get released in March 2022. The story is written by Seth Gordon, who is known for movies like Horrible Bosses, Identity Thief, Baywatch etc.
Speaking of the Qute, it is very compact in dimensions. It measures 2,752 mm in length, 1,312 mm in width and has a wheelbase of 1,925 mm. It can seat four people at once and can do your daily short commutes or chores quite easily. It has been designed specifically for daily city use only. Because of its size, it can go around the city very easily and can squeeze into tight spaces. So, parking will be less of an issue.
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The front and rear overhangs are very short. It has been designed to look like a small car with a tall boy design. The bumpers are black and the body paint is exposed in the interior also. There is a huge glass area because of which the cabin feels airy but the windows do not roll down and there is no air conditioning.
The Qute is powered by 216.6cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine which has been mounted at the rear. It produces 13 Bhp of power @5500 rpm and 18.9 Nm of torque @ 4000 rpm and comes mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox.
The top speed of Qute is 70 kmph but you won’t really be doing such kinds of speeds because in the city we barely cross 50 to 60 kmph and if you are stuck in traffic, you will be doing around 20 to 30 kmph. So, it makes sense that Qute does not need to do high speeds.
You can also get the Qute with CNG. It produces 10.83 bhp of max power and 16.1 Nm of peak torque while running on CNG. It delivers fuel efficiency of 45 km/kg on CNG whereas on petrol it returns 35 kmpl. So, the fuel efficiency is very good on Qute and will not take a hit on your pocket. Moreover, for city use, CNG powered vehicles are enough. Bajaj says that the maintenance cost of Qute is also very low. It is around Rs. 1 per kilometre.
Qute can be used for private and commercial purposes. At Rs 2.63 lakh for the petrol variant and Rs 2.83 lakh for the CNG variant, Qute does make sense if a person wants a second vehicle for their daily commutes. Having said that, it would have been really nice if Bajaj would have offered the Qute with an automatic gearbox of some kind.
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