Tata Motors has just shown the world that we’re not far behind where automotive technology is concerned. I just read on Moneylife that they’ve showcased their brand new concept car, the Pixel at the prestigious 81st Geneva Motor Show. This car is based on the Nano platform and can comfortably seat four adults. The Pixel has a 1.2 litre, 3 cylinder turbo charged diesel engine at the rear of the car and has a low friction design which features various technologies such as variable coolant and oil pump and rapid warm-up. The Pixel also gives great mileage at 3.4 l/100km and CO2 emissions of just 89g/km.
For European eyes only?
But that’s not all, as this car has a few more tricks up its sleeve. The technology behind driving the Pixel is its USP. It has this new technology called Zero Turn toroidal traction-drive infinitely variable transmission (IVT which allows the car to be maneuvered and parked really easily. While the front wheels can turn at really fine angles, the outer rear wheel rotates forward and the inner rear wheel backwards. The turning radius is just an amazing 2.6 metres. The car also has a single scissor door on either side which makes it a lot easier for passengers to get in and out.
The Pixel does seem like quite an ingenious vehicle and looks way better than the current Nano, but Tata has their sights set on making this a European release. There’s no saying when this car will be made available to the public.
Tata Motors on Tuesday unveiled Tata Pixel, a
new city car concept for Europe, at the 81st Geneva Motor Show.
Based on the Tata Nano, the Tata Pixel – at just over three metres in length – is the most package efficient four-seater in the world.
"Tata Motors holds true to its belief that there is an opportunity in
Europe for a city car, which is optimal in space, manoeuvrability and environment-friendliness. The Tata Pixel is a reflection of Tata Motors’ idea of what such a car should be," Tata Motors, Managing Director and Group CEO Carl-Peter Forster said in a statement.
The Tata Pixel's ability to manoeuvre and park in the tightest of spaces is made possible by its zero turn toroidal traction-drive Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT), which assists rotation of the outer rear wheel forwards and the inner rear wheel backwards, while the front wheels turn at acute angles, it said.
Taking its pursuit of electric vehicles forward, Tata Motors is also displaying the Tata Indica Vista Electric Vehicle at the Motor Show's Green Pavilion. The Tata Indica Vista EV will be made available to fleet customers this summer in the
, the statement said. UK
Pixel is powered by a 1.2 litre three-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, positioned at the rear of the vehicle. Its engine is a low-friction design, featuring variable coolant and oil pump and rapid warm-up technologies. With optimised aerodynamic drag, low rolling-resistance tyres and stop-start technology, the Tata Pixel returns European combined cycle (NEDC) fuel economy of 3.4 l/100km and CO2 emissions of just 89g/km.