|Body and chassis|
|Class||City car (A)|
|Body style||3-door hatchback|
|Transmission||CVT toroidal[disambiguation needed] traction-drive|
|Wheelbase||2,230 mm (87.8 in)|
|Length||3,099 mm (122.0 in)|
|Width||1,495 mm (58.9 in)|
|Height||1,652 mm (65.0 in)|
|Kerb weight||600 kg (1,300 lb)–635 kg (1,400 lb)|
The Tata Pixel is a rear-engined four-passenger city car, unveiled on 1 March 2011 by Tata Motors at the 81st International Motor Show in Geneva and aimed primarily at the European market. It is based on the Tata Nano platform.
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 concept includes following features
Zero Turn Drive
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 1 litre/100 km.
My Tata Connect
"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.
|Engine:||3 cylinder turbocharged diesel with Bosch multi-point fuel injection (single injector) all aluminium 66 horsepower (49 kW) 1,200 cc (73 cu in)|
|Value Motronic engine management platform from Bosch|
|3 valves per cylinder single overhead camshaft|
|Compression ratio: 9.5:1|
|bore × stroke: 73.5 mm (2.9 in) × 73.5 mm (2.9 in)|
|Power: 66 PS (49 kW; 65 hp) @ 5250 rpm|
|Torque: 48 N⋅m (35 ft⋅lbf) @ 3000 +/-500 rpm|
|Layout and Transmission||Rear wheel drive|
|Infinitely variable transmission toroidal traction-drive|
|Steering||mechanical rack and pinion w/o servo, coupled to the IVT electronically, for close manouveurs|
|Turning radius: 2.6 metres|
|Performance||Acceleration: 0-60 km/h (37 mph): 8 seconds|
|Maximum speed: 105 km/h (65 mph)|
|Fuel efficiency (overall): 29.6 kilometres per litre (3.4 litres per 100 kilometres (83 mpg‑imp; 69 mpg‑US))|
|Body and dimensions||Seat belt: 4|
|Trunk capacity: 150 L (5.3 cu ft)|
|Suspension, Tires & Brakes||Front brake: 180 mm drum|
|Rear brake: 180 mm drum|
|Front track: 1,325 mm (52.2 in)|
|Rear track: 1,315 mm (51.8 in)|
|Ground clearance: 180 mm (7.1 in)|
|Front suspension: MacPherson strut with lower A arm|
|Rear suspension: Independent coil spring|
|Bosch||Oxygen sensor, Gasoline injection system (diesel will follow), starter, alternator, brake system|
|Continental AG||Gasoline fuel supply system, fuel level sensor|
|Caparo||Inner structural panels|
|HSI AUTO||Static sealing systems (Weather Strips)|
|Denso||Windshield wiper system (single motor and arm)|
|FAG Kugelfischer||Rear-wheel bearing|
|Federal-Mogul||Pistons, Piston rings, Spark plugs, Gaskets, Systems protection|
|Ficosa||Rear-view mirrors, interior mirrors, manual and CVT shifters, washer system|
|ITW Deltar||Outside and inside door handles|
|Mahle||Camshafts, spin-on oil filters, fuel filters and air cleaners|
|Ceekay Daikin/Valeo||Clutch sets|
|Visteon||Air induction system|
|ZF Friedrichshafen AG||Chassis components, including tie rods|
|Behr||HVAC for the luxury version|
|Dürr||Lean Paint Shop|
- Tata Pixel. Unveiled on 1 March 2011 by Tata Motors at the 81st International Geneva Motor Show.
- Tata Megapixel. Newer version, unveiled on 6 March 2012 by Tata Motors at the 82nd International Geneva Motor Show.
- Tata Pixel – Official product page
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