New Delhi, Feb. 5: Bajaj Auto today launched a personal vehicle version of its RE60, called the U-Car, at the 12th Auto Expo.
However, CEO Rajiv Bajaj refused to call it a car.
The RE60, which is ready for commercial use, is awaiting the final notification by the government to become the first quadricycle launched in the country.
“It’s not a car; it is still a four-wheeler, which will be used for personal travel within the city. How can we call it a car when it is not even designed like one? It can solve a lot of transport problems in the city and will be a safe way for travel. We will always be an anti-car company,” Bajaj told The Telegraph.
At 250kg, the U-Car is possibly the lightest four-wheeler in India. Though Bajaj did not disclose the engine capacity, it is touted to be less than 650cc in compliance with the quadricycle norms.
Bajaj said the U-Car would not be a low-priced vehicle like the Nano and could run on CNG, LPG or petrol.
Honda Cars India Ltd today unveiled its mid-size multi-purpose vehicle Honda Mobilio and the third-generation Honda Jazz.
“Honda Mobilio was developed exclusively for the Asian markets, and the Jazz will revolutionise the premium hatchback segment in India,” Honda Motor president and CEO Takanobu Ito said.