Geneva 2011 – Tata Pixel – rpmGo.com

Tata Pixel

As most of you already know, Tata is the Indian creator of the Nano and for this year’s Geneva Motor Show they’ve brought a brand new concept city car – the Pixel. It measures only about three meters in length and according to the automaker is “the most package efficient four-seater in world” and is fully capable of “comfortably accommodate four adults”.

Tata Pixel

The design of the Pixel concept is quite similar to that of the Pininfarina Nindo, but there aren’t any information regarding a possible collaboration between the two companies, most likely it is a rip-off. The most important feature of this tiny car would have to be the Zero Turn system that can enable maneuvering and parking in very tight spaces. The IVT – Infinitely Variable Transmission assists rotation of the outer rear wheel forwards and the inner rear wheel backwards at low-speed maneuvers, allowing the car to have a turning circle radius of only 2.6 meters.

To facilitate parking in tight spaces, the Pixel’s doors open upwards, just like the ones on the aforementioned Pininfarina Nindo. The concept has another intelligent system, dubbed “My Tata Connect”, through which the driver can control key functions of the vehicle using only his tablet PC or smartphone.

Tata Pixel

The Pixel concept has a 3-cylinder 1.2-liter turbocharged diesel power unit that was installed in the rear and the Indian automaker said that with this engine, the car will do 69 mpg (3.4 liters / 100 km) and have CO2 emissions of only 89 g/km, thanks to the optimized aerodynamic drag, the low rolling-resistance tires and the now very popular start-stop technology.

Tata Pixel

The company affirmed that there are some chances of rolling out a production version of this concept which certainly won’t be as cheap as the Nano.

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