Bajaj RE60 Vs Tata Nano Vs Maruti 800

January 04, 2012, 12:05 IST by CarTrade Editorial Team

Targeting the middle class consumers, India's second largest bike maker Bajaj Auto is about to introduce its first four-wheeler in the Indian market. Named RE 60, the car is expected to challenge the supremacy of Maruti Suzuki 800 and Tata Nano in India. Before explaining the pros and cons of Bajaj RE60, analysing the technicalities of its competitors is of utmost importance.

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Bajaj RE60

Maruti Suzuki 800, one of the most successful cars in India, has been ruling the passenger car market since 1983. Due to its low price tag, most middle class buyers can easily afford this compact car. As per records, the company has sold more than 1 crore vehicles in India, a reflection on its success. Loaded with a 796 cc engine, the car is able to deliver decent performance by generating 37 bhp power. Owing to its huge success in the Indian automobile market, Maruti Suzuki went ahead and launched the LPG variant of its 800 model.

The year 2009 brought a tough time for Maruti Suzuki 800 as its strongest competitor Nano was launched by Tata Motors. Being the world’s cheapest car, Tata Nano had an edge over its competitors in terms of pricing, which helped Tata register decent sales figures. While choosing between Maruti Suzuki 800 and Tata Nano, people give more the latter weightage in terms of price and design. Loaded with a 2 cylinder, MPFI (Multi Point Fuel Injection) petrol engine, the Nano offers decent performance. The 624 cc engine of this car delivers 34 hp power at 5250 rpm. The company has provided an attractive look to this compact car, which is better than that of Maruti Suzuki 800.

Nano, one of the existing competitors of Bajaj RE60 car, also has well finished interiors. It is a four-seater and it comes with adjustable seats, which can be slided back and front. Apart from its comfort features, Tata Nano excels in terms of mileage. The car delivers mileage of 26 kmpl on highways and 19 kmpl on city roads.

Bajaj RE 60, which is expected to be the strongest competitor of Maruti Suzuki 800 and Tata Nano in the Indian market, will also lure the car lovers with its fuel efficiency. As per Bajaj, the car delivered an astounding mileage of 40 kmpl under testing conditions. However, in regular driving conditions, buyers can expect mileage of close to 35 kmpl on highway, which is more than that of Maruti Suzuki 800 and Tata Nano. Lower emissions would be another USP of Bajaj RE 60, which would boost its sales in India. Emission will be 60 g of CO2 per km by the 200 cc engine of this car. In spite of being a new entrant in the four-wheeler market, Bajaj Auto has delivered an excellent look to its first compact car. Body coloured bumpers and stylish wheels add to the appealing look of the vehicle.

Interiors of Bajaj RE 60 will feature folding front windows, central speedometer cluster, prominent seatbelts in cabin and 44-litre boot space. The digital twin spark tech engine is expected to deliver decent performance on all types of terrains. By introducing the fuel injected CNG variant of Bajaj RE 60, the company plans to attract customers who opt for Maruti Suzuki 800 CNG. It is expected that the new water-cooled DTSi 4 (Digital Twin Spark Ignition) engine will help it accelerate to 70 kmph. The company has not provided any specific details regarding the pricing of this four-seater, though it is expected that Bajaj RE 60 will compete with Tata Nano in terms of price.

The specifications have been detailed in the table below:

Specification

Tata Nano

Maruti Suzuki 800

Bajaj RE60

Engine

624 cc, 2 cylinder, MPFI Engine

4 stroke cycle, 796 cc water cooled SOHC engine

Digital Twin Spark Tech 200 cc engine

Power

37 bhp at 5500 rpm

37 bhp at 5000 rpm

20 bhp (expected)

Torque

51 Nm at 4000-4500 rpm

59 Nm at 2500 rpm

N/A

Brakes

180 mm diameter Drum brakes (Front and Rear)

Front: Disc brakes, Rear: Drum brakes

Front: Disc brakes, Rear: Drum brakes

Turning Circle

4 m

4.4m

3.50m

Seating Capacity

4

5

4

Kerb weight

600-635 kg

665.00 kg

400.00 kg

Top Speed

105 kmph

144 kmph

70 kmph

  • Can any one here provide me with the gear ratio of bajaj RE60?

    May   16 ,  2012 by   Vansh Nanda
  • susbstitute of a bike(fuel) but a 4 wheeler with roof , protect sun heat & rain

    April   25 ,  2012 by   ANIRBAN MUKERJEE
  • when are you launch

    April   10 ,  2012 by   V Rajababu
  • auto is enough..Why Re-60??.stupid bajaj

    January   31 ,  2012 by   Ajay Gunners
  • Bajaj named this 4 wheeler wrongly. Since success of pulsar, all DTSi engines found their way into different class of 2 wheeler segments of Bajaj - starting from 100 cc to 220 cc.in fact, there are different flavors of pulsar these days.So i would see this 4 wheeler as a new segment to pulsar.So let Bajaj rename it as another Pulsar..hehehe

    January   22 ,  2012 by   Ansar
  • Friends, Rajiv Bajaj has never said that he has made car. He named it as Four Wheeler. As planned like a alternative for Rixa, it will really be successful since people would prepare something close rather than open Rixa (atleast to save themselves from rain and cold)As far as the comparison goes, I believe none could beat M800. Maruti discontinue that model mainly because it is not profitable enough now to meet economics. Though Indians like chip still they look for something reliable because of which M800 was able to rule Indian road so far and Nano has failed here miserably in terms of cost and reliability both.

    January   14 ,  2012 by   Alpesh
  • soory i m dissapointed with bajaj re60... it does not look like a car at all .....just a toy made by bajaj....indian public will not accept it..... regarding its 200cc engine it s sad... and wat if 4 wheeler delivers a total bhp of bellow20...shame.... i m not on it..sorry bajaj...

    January   12 ,  2012 by   Ranjith
  • 200 CC ME CAR KA MAZAA NAHI AATA..OR KAHI UPER(PAHAAD) JAATE SAMAI RUK GAI TO 4RO LOG UTER KAR DHAKKA MAREGE TABHI AAGE JAIGI..JAB NENO NAHI CHALI TO YE KYA HAI..200 CC CHA KO LEKAR UPER NICHE AA JAIGI KYA??..CAR AISI BANAIYE KI INDIA KI KHARAAB ROAD PAR BINA ROKE DUM SE CHALE OR AVERAGE BHI ACHA DE..TAB TO BAAT HAI..AB AAP LOG DIMAAG LAGAIYE OR MAHNAT KARIYE OR BANA DIGIYE EK AISIHI CAAR....I HOPE YU DON'T MINE....

    January   11 ,  2012 by   SHALINI
  • Dear friends, rajeev bajaj, cleraly said its not a car its a four wheeler, means its a new format of auto, its a challenge to tata ace and ape and other small trucks, bajaj is sure they wont produce cars

    January   10 ,  2012 by   Vijay
  • It is good car lower family

    January   09 ,  2012 by   Surender Pal Singh
  • indian people like a cheaper,lowest expense fuel,good design, more milage ,simple,and passion..... So re60 is good car and i think all people buying this car in a feuture in personally car

    January   09 ,  2012 by   Nannumazhar
  • Aag laga degi, sabko fail karegi thoda engine cc and max speed ka lafda rahega but finally it best for local journy in metro cities for a family who are using two wheelers.

    January   07 ,  2012 by   Rajesh
  • I think Maruti 800 is the largest selling car in Asian country, but TATA nana is really a good car it has good space, nice interior and nice mileage it is the best car for the city rider & for a small family 600CC engine can work properly but it is a new segment car which has good result I don't think that 300cc or 400cc engine can work in Indian market it will have good sales in future

    January   07 ,  2012 by   Nitin Sharma
  • ONE OF THE BEST OF THE CAR IN INDIA,AND LOWEST PRICE,BIGGEST MILLAGE.

    January   07 ,  2012 by   PADMANABHAM
  • GOOD APROACH BUT RESULTENT ALTO LXI OR K10 BEST THAN ALL NANO,MARUTI 800 & BAJAJ RE60

    January   06 ,  2012 by   Akash Dixit Sagar Mp
  • What do u mean by folding windows ?

    January   06 ,  2012 by   Praveen
  • What do u mean by folding windows ?

    January   06 ,  2012 by   Praveen
  • hi super look

    January   06 ,  2012 by   Arun
  • It seems 200 CC engine may not achive that speed/torque while driving on a stif incli ned road.What is the max. inclination per 100 mtr. it can be driven ?I think it ca n not fullfill its efficiency while driving for a long journey beyond 500 Km.

    January   06 ,  2012 by   Ramakant Sahu
  • s, Nano is good

    January   06 ,  2012 by   Srinivasarao
  • it mean bajaj owner have exess money for experiment. because this experiment are not susses in within 8 to 9 year. nano are super hero in this segment.i have responce only a bajaj pulser(220) is more bettar than RE60. our sugession is 400-500cc engin are sussecfull please think about it.

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Suneel
  • Not a good car. just 200 cc Engine not good I think nano is good as compare RE60

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Bhuwan Bhaskar
  • A TRUE VEHICLE FOR MASSES.BAJAJ INOVATION WILL GO A LONG WAY NOW IT IS UPTO US TO MAKE BEST USE AND ADD OUR OWN IDEAS LIKE ADDING A/C .IF BAJAJ MADE A 4 WHEEL DRIVE MODEL WITH BIGGER TYRES I WILL BUY IT.IT WILL BE BEST AND CHEAPEST SUV .STILL THEY HAVE MADE PULSER 4 SEATER BUT WITH SMALL TYRES.

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Hemant Amritshirsh
  • very good and comfortable car in indian car market.we are proud.bajaj auto also made four wheeler(front shape suzuki jimny)bu looking very nice car

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Ragesh Kallalathil
  • bull cart is better then re-60

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Kanaka
  • We can see reality after its launching. But i must say it looks superb in pics.

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Dhara
  • what's the price of the car and when will it come to market?

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Venkatram
  • RE means Rear fitted Engine

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Rajeev Sajnani
  • LAUNCHING PE DISCOUNT......MUFT HI LE JAVO

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Shriram Jahagirdar
  • Very rightly said Shiv. I think you are the only one who has correctly understood the concept.Every one should clearly keep in mind this before booking it otherwise the Nano Story will repeat........Nano was booked by thousands of people who just wanted a CAR in 100,000 INR & expecting the comfort & other features of Mercedes Benz or BMW.The hype so badly created & those customers faced a sheer disappointment after launch of Nano, the basic reason behind Nano's dipped sales is on this account. One must understand What to expect from Whom & at What Cost

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Shriram Jahagirdar
  • What else can be expected from a 200 CC Engine & a 4 Speed Manual Gear Box. RE-60 is a means of transport for moving in city traffic with moderate speed with protection from sun & rain. You can not expect CAR features from this product with basic provision , as adding any more features will keep on mounting the cost, however bajaj team must be appreciated for developing the product & motivate them to go ahead with giving more advanced products in future.

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Shriram Jahagirdar
  • Seating Capacity of RE-60 is 4 including Driver.

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Shriram Jahagirdar
  • Nano & M-800 can be compared but RE-60 can not be included in this comparison because it can not be designated as a CAR, even bajaj has never said that it is a CAR. It is a FOUR Wheeled means of transport for moving in the city traffic & smaller lanes at a moderate speed.It can provide a protected ride to the user from Sun & Rain.Comparing a 800 cc / 624 cc & a 200 cc engined vehicles is no good. Anyway we must appreciate the efforts put in by bajaj team & motivate them to provide a still better vehicle in future & keep on improving further.

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Shriram Jahagirdar
  • I want to know whether seating capacity is including driver or excluding driver.

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Sharmila Chatterjee
  • advance booking will be discount ??????it's great offer for two wheel rs but speed is low

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Manojkumr
  • Whether seating capacity is including Driver or excluding Driver

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Sharmila Chatterjee
  • jiko bhi ye leni hai jaldi se le lo main is caaaaaaaaaaaaaaar ko band karwa raha hoon.

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Panther
  • no offense guys but it's like buying a honda city and getting RE60 for free...lol

    January   05 ,  2012 by   James
  • ITS NOT A CAR.ITS JUST A FOUR SEATER BIKE

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Sumit
  • I thnk its a CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAART

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Ujwal
  • i am totally disappointed with the BAJAJ RE,a 4 wheeler with 200cc unimaginable.and bajaj is pricing around 1.5L.even if bajaj is giving it for 1L or less i will not buy

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Jagan
  • BAJAJ PULSAR 200 AND RE60 SAME ENGINE

    January   05 ,  2012 by   MILAN
  • Here in RE-60 itis a 200 cc engine. In regular petrol engine bajaj auto ,it has only 150 cc Engine, in that minumum 15 people travel in rajasthan.

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Hussain
  • On the basis of limited information the vehicle appears to create sensation when hits on the Road. The technical information is not complete. More details is needed. While I am sure the company who has made huge impact on the Two Wheeler industry is definitely aware of its responsibilities to counter the competition. I am interested to know more about this vehicle to enable book one for me.

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Sheshasainath K Setty
  • This is a bit misguided notion. Bajaj is not pitching this car in the regular car market, it is aiming to replace the aging and often uncomfortable 3 wheelers with the RE.

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Shiv
  • yaar 200cc ke car me 5 peaple kha se le jaenge. iski to band baj jaegi himachal me.

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Anupam
  • Can you please provide moreinformation on the car

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Nithya
  • that was nice

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Dev
  • Kya yaaaar abhe tho 220cc ka pulsar hai aur abhe 200cc ka car ek dum becar hai.

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Nahid Iqbal
  • ohhhhh.......Bajaj disappointed me........from the beginning he would better say that he will make a better auto-rishka....!

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Saju Kochupurakal
  • 200 cc Car what the hell are we going forward with time or moving backward.......... boss 1200 cc ki bikes ka zamana hai & u r launching 200 cc car whats next a 50 cc car ?????? Why do you even want to call it a car call it a cart :-)

    January   05 ,  2012 by   Deepak
  • kya bakwas h 200cc car banayi h dabba. my dad has scooty of 135 and i have avenger 220 c. good looks but 200 c how will justify nano is better

    January   04 ,  2012 by   Sagar
  • nice car for city not for hills area

    January   04 ,  2012 by   PANDEY
  • go for pulsur 220cc

    January   04 ,  2012 by   SUSHANT
  • 200 CC, my pluser is 220CC...

    January   04 ,  2012 by   Amit
  • Price is near about 70,000-INR on 1,2,3rd Jan Every Year

    January   04 ,  2012 by   Bajaj
  • i think NANO is d best.waht u think friends?

    January   04 ,  2012 by   Vishal
  • super look

    January   04 ,  2012 by   Vijay
  • Hi All,I already suceeded in this Small Car Project and with 150 cc Engine and Reva Car Prototype. I reached Max 80 Speed on Highway and it given 40 KMPL. Feel free to Contact Me for details,,,

    January   04 ,  2012 by   Sreedhar
  • A 400 cc dtsi engine, 400kg kerb wt., metal body and bumpers, round individual lights(not modules) mounted directly on chassis well inside the body, will do well.

    January   04 ,  2012 by   Rambabu
  • what is cost of this re-60 car.

    January   04 ,  2012 by   Hari Om
  • IT IS A CAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAR................

    January   04 ,  2012 by   Dimple
  • 1.i want to know what is the ground clearance(in mm) bajaj re 60 & on road price 2.body material

    January   04 ,  2012 by   Sanjeev Kr Thakur
  • 200 cc only very low power pls little more yaar.

    January   04 ,  2012 by   Mazhar
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