Monday, July 01, 2013

Cargo tricycles: increasing popularity in Uruguay

Due to high gasoline prices and a recent ban on the registry of new Diesel-powered light vehicles, small utility tricycles like the Chinese-made Yumbo Cargo 125 are increasing their market share in Uruguay. Altough the low output and limited performance (max. speed around 60km/h) turn them pretty unsafe for highway traffic, they're a reasonable option for urban jobs such as parcel delivery or even just as a personal commutter for those who don't feel safe to ride a regular motorcycle.

Despite the lack of weather protection, tricycles like the Yumbo Cargo 200 are an effective solution to urban light hauling due to their lower operational cost compared to a regular 4-wheeled compact van such as the Peugeot Partner, which currently is not available in Uruguay with Diesel engines anymore.


  1. Craig ChristiaansenJuly 3, 2013 at 11:12 PM

    Its frame layout seems to be pretty much efficient to cope with potholes in the pavement, but the top speed is too low for an all-purpose vehicle. But I'm still favorable to the concept behind the tricycles due to their lower maintenance.

  2. It looks good, might turn fairly decent even for family use if fitted with a few more seats and an enclosed rear canopy for weather protection.

  3. Interesting to say the least, but I would still rather get a conventional 4-wheeled car.


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