Bajaj Auto, manufacturers of the popular tricycle, Keke napep, has introduced to the Nigerian market a new range of product, Bajaj MaximaC, a mini truck for cargo delivery.
The new range of vehicles are reportedly been assembled in Nigeria already, with plans at advanced stage for their manufacture next year.
According to the Company’s Senior Vice President, Mr. K.S Grihapathy, who spoke at the launch of the new vehicles in Abuja at the weekend, the mini truck is powered by a four stroke Kubota diesel engine with two cooling system that has an impressive power of 6.2 KW.
The vice president, who stated that the engine is mated to a 5 – speed gear box for optimum load carrying over carrying terrains, also offered reasons why the mini cargo trucks were recommended for the Nigerian Market.
“It is easy to drive, compact lightweight and has an extremely strong chassis made of reinforced steel. The vehicle also comes with a dry clutch and car type CV shaft which calls for very less maintenance. The vehicle has a covered cabin for all weather protection and comfort of the driver,” he said.
However, Bajaj Auto, India, accounts for almost 84% of India’s three-wheeler exports. During the FY 2012-13, it sold approx. 480,000 three-wheelers which was 57% of the total market share in India. Out of these 480,000 three-wheelers, 53% were exported and remaining 47% were sold in India.