Bajaj Auto has unveiled ‘U’, a new concept car at the 12th Auto Expo.
The four-wheeled two-seater is positioned as an urban transport solution. It has a four-valve, triple spark engine that will run on gasoline.
Powered by a liquid cooled, four-valve, triple-spark, fuel injected engine, the light weight vehicle features an automatic gearbox and an air conditioner. It is based on a completely new platform, is designed in-house and is built from readily available plastic and sheet metal as its other products. Bajaj is only calling this a concept, and its production would depend on the feedback it gets from the public, though officials who spoke to us at the stall said the production vehicle is already under development.
The U-Car would kick start the ‘U’ brand (like how Bajaj have the RE, Pulsar and Discover brands) and would be pitched as a form of personal transport. As 40 percent or more of India’s population would migrate to urban areas, Bajaj feels that a concept like the U-Car would be the best solution for last-mile personal transportation.
The vertically opening doors is quite an important and wise addition to the quadricycle considering how difficult it is to find a parking spot that allows for easy manoeuvrability in and out of the car. The car will also help save its user quite a bit of money considering the small engine it uses.