[REVIEW] We drive South Africa’s cheapest new 'car' – got R60 000?
Ernest Page - a motoring journalist and a performance car enthusiast – recently drove the Bajaj Qute with a blistering top speed of 70 kilometres per hour.
The Qute starts at R60 000.
It seats four people, has four wheels, and can drive anywhere – but it is more of a quadricycle than a car.
It has a storage capacity of 20 kilograms and, if fitted with roof rails and a carrier, can carry an additional 40 kilograms.
Interior storage space comes in at 191 litres.
Bajaj is not a well-known brand in South Africa, but in India, it is a wildly popular maker of scooters and auto-rickshaws.
It developed the Qute with Nissan and Renault.
The car that’s not a car has everybody’s tongues wagging… It’s like a tuk-tuk with an extra wheel. It’s closed… a really tiny car…Ernest Page, motoring journalist
It’s got a one-star safety rating… In the city, it’s going to be safer than a motorbike… or for the person who doesn’t want to take a taxi…Ernest Page, motoring journalist
You get a one-year, 10 000km warranty… You won’t spend much on that car in the beginning… To fill it up costs R160… you’re looking at about a quarter of the fuel consumption of an average car…Ernest Page, motoring journalist
Listen to the interview in the audio below.
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