January 4, 2012 – India’s New RE60 Car gets 82 Miles per Gallon: Bajaj Auto Company introduced the RE60 small car, which gets 82 MPG and costs $2,750. The Indian Company is best known for making motorcycles. The RE60 offers features including seat belts, doors and a hard top. It will have windows, although ones that fold out rather than roll down.
Executives from Bajaj suggested that their aim was to make the best vehicle possible and not stretch to produce an engineering marvel that might not be suited to real-life conditions.
“At Bajaj Auto, we believe the people of this planet deserve much better, much faster and much cheaper vehicles,” Rajiv Bajaj, the managing director of the company said in a statement. “We, therefore, decided to focus our efforts on developing vehicles powered by engines using available natural resources and infrastructure.”
Bajaj said the RE60, fitted with a one-cylinder, 200 cc engine, would deliver 35 kilometers per liter, or 82 miles per gallon, and have a top speed of 70 kilometers per hour, or 43 miles per hour.
The RE60 is the result of several years of work by the company, which has an agreement to make a small car for the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Mr. Bajaj told reporters that those companies would get to see the RE60 this week at the AutoExpo.
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