The Bajaj Qute is the talk of the town in South Africa, and it’s not just because of its pint-sized proportions and affordability. Lately, social media has been buzzing with the little vehicle being the star of the show, and for good reason.
First thing is first, the Bajaj Qute isn’t even classified as a car, it is actually labelled a “quadricycle.” What does that even mean? Well, it’s all about limitations – weight, engine power, and speed. The Qute is designed with congested city living in mind, weighing in at a mere 449 kg and boasting a top speed of 70 km/h. Its power output is a modest 9,9 kW, with 19,6 N.m of torque. In terms of size, it measures 2 752 mm in length, 1 312 mm in width, 1 652 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 1 925 mm.
@wrldofazanda Another day in Randburg #randburg #bajaj #fyp ♬ original sound – Gqom_Lyrics
Now, with the current sky-high petrol prices in South Africa, this little Qute has become a subject of interest for those who work close to home. Priced new at R94 800, R200 is all it takes to fill its 8-litre tank, or some folks even joke around and claim it can be as low as R80.
@tiktokclips.daily The bajaj take over like 10 more around the corner 😂😂😂 – #bajaj #smallcars #fyp #firevideos😈😈😈🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 #funnyvideos #memestiktok #foryoupag #viral #viral #smartcar ♬ original sound – carlo
The recent attention on Bajaj vehicles comes after a series of hiccups, notably surrounding the Bolt Bajaj Qute rent-to-buy system. Initially promising, it faced setbacks due to violence and intimidation. Drivers reported threats from taxi associations, mysterious vehicle impoundments, and ongoing harassment. But now, things seem to be looking up for the underdog as it continues to flood the roads in urban hubs around the country.
@nchupu_matlouDriver ran for his life♬ original sound – PetraTebatso63
Serving as the story of the underdog, the Qute promises the cheapest four-wheeled mobility in the country!