Geneva 2011: Tata Pixel [Live Photos]
The system assists rotation of the outer rear wheel forwards and the inner rear wheel backwards during low-speed manoeuvres, while the front wheels turn at narrow angles. The result is a turning circle radius of just 2.6 metres.
The 'scissor' doors rotate upwards from the front for easy access in or out of the car, while the doors' large glass area provides enhanced visibility.
A forward sweeping roofline boasts minimal front and rear overhangs, while the window graphic features an interchangeable island that can be used to change the exterior appearance whenever desired.
The Tata Pixel also introduces ‘My Tata Connect’, which is the first integrated human-machine interface (HMI) concept from Tata Motors for its new generation programmes. This enables seamless integration of the user’s smartphone or tablet with the vehicle’s infotainment system and also allows controlling key functions of the car.
Power comes from a 1.2-liter three-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine, positioned at the rear, featuring variable coolant and oil pump and rapid warm-up technologies. With optimised aerodynamic drag, low rolling-resistance tyres, stop-start technology, and intelligent battery charging, the Tata Pixel returns European combined cycle (NEDC) fuel economy of 3.4 l/100km and CO2 emissions of just 89g/km.
“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,” said Carl-Peter Forster, Managing Director and Group CEO of Tata Motors.
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