‘Cheapest Car in the World’ Goes on Sale in Russia

PHOTO by Bajaj Qute Press Service

Bajaj Qute quadricycles are now going to be sold in Russia. It is often recognised as the most affordable car in the world, according to Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

According to the newspaper, this statement contains a number of inaccuracies, because a quadricycle is more of a microcar than a real car. Besides, the model is not even sold in its native India due to certification problems, and abroad it costs more than the producers’ stated price of $2000.

According to Ekaterina Logacheva, Head of the Commercial Transport Department of the distributor company “East-West Motors,” an absolutely “empty” base version of Bajaj Qute will cost 330,000 roubles ($5200) on the Russian market, and the optional package version will cost 360,000 roubles ($5700).

In Turkey, for example, the price of Bajaj Qute is comparable to 360,000 roubles ($5700).

The model is equipped with a single-cylinder petrol engine, whose volume is 217 cubic centimetres with a power of 13 hp. It can reach speeds of up to 70 km/h and is both environmentally friendly and economical.

In Russia, the quadricycle was introduced into the commercial vehicle sector. Distributors believe that this model can be of interest to companies which specialise in different types of deliveries.

The launch of sales coincided with the exit of the Daewoo Matiz from Russia.