The Tata Pixel is based upon the Nano Europa concept which was first shown at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. For the Europa concept, Nano was upgraded to meet EU safety and emission standards, the concept had a number of improvements over the standard Nano, including an extended wheelbase, a new 3-cylinder engine, power steering, an anti-lock braking system (ABS), an improved interior and exterior and it was also heavier than the standard Nano.
The Tata Pixel is able to maneuver and park in tight spaces due to the zero turn toroidal traction-drive, Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT), and due to its steering system design. This results in a turning circle radius of 2.6 meters. The steering and the transmission work together so that each wheel is driven independently with inputs from the steering system. By applying reverse drive on a single rear wheel and forward drive on a single front wheel, the car is able to turn almost in its own length.
Low Carbon Footprint and High Fuel Efficiency
The Tata Pixel features a start stop hybrid and regenerative braking system, with a fuel efficient and low emission diesel engine. It has CO2 emissions of 89 gm/km and combined cycle fuel economy of 3.4 litres/100 km.
“My Tata Connect” is a platform which provides integration of smart phones or tablet with the vehicle’s information, and entertainment system and also allows the user to control the key functions of the car.