Bajaj RE60 is the petite hatchback from Bajaj Auto Ltd which is yet to be launched in India.
Expected to be priced competitively the hatchback will lock horns with the likes of Tata Nano which is presently the cheapest car in India.
Touted to be a passenger vehicle with a capacity to accommodate four people,
Bajaj claims to replace their three wheeler rickshaw with the upcoming RE60.
The company is expected to roll out two trims in the model series, including an entry level variant and a top end trim equipped with an array of comfort fitments.
Under the hood could be a low displacement single cylinder engine pumping out insignificant power and torque output. However when it comes to performance and fuel economy the low displacement petrol engine is likely to deliver promising performance.
Bajaj RE60 Engine & Transmission
Bajaj Auto is expected to house a 200 cc low displacement, single cylinder petrol engine under the hood.
The water-cooled, four valve, DTSi engine is expected to outputting maximum power output of 20 Bhp which is not very impressive and significantly low than Tata Nano.
Top speed offered by the vehicle is likely to be around 70 kmph. A conventional five-speed manual transmission is likely to be mated to the petrol engine.
Bajaj RE60 Expected Mileage
When it comes to fuel efficiency Bajaj RE60 is said to be extremely frugal in nature. Speculations suggest that the 200 cc, single cylinder, petrol engine could run up to 24 kms in a litre in city conditions.
On the other hand the fuel economy numbers are even better when driven on highway, according to rumours Bajaj RE60 could return an impressive 35 kms in a litre on highway.
Compared to its arch rival Tata Nano, Bajaj RE60 is capable of delivering much better fuel economy.
Bajaj RE60 Expected Price
When it comes to price, Bajaj RE60 is going to be tagged on the lines of rival Tata Nano labelled as the cheapest car in the country.
Rumour mills suggest that Bajaj RE60 could come with a price tag of Rs 2 lakh which is extremely affordable.
Bajaj RE60 Expected launch date
Exhibited first at the 2012 Auto Expo held in the month of January in New Delhi, the launch of Bajaj RE60 is still awaited.
But it seems the company will finally raise curtains off the RE60 and push it forward in the arena to compete with the petite wagons in its segment.
As for the launch of the vehicle is concerned the hatchback is likely to be spawned anytime this year.