• Mar 16, 2011
2011 Tata Pixel Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Tata Motors has reportedly approved the Tata Pixel, a microcar concept it showed off at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show, for production. The minute Pixel is advertised as the most efficiently-packaged four-seater in the world. It comes in at just under 10 feet long, and is nearly a foot shy of the Tata Nano's overall length.

Assuming the report from Autocar is accurate, the Pixel will take the place of the previously-proposed Nano Europa once the doors have been converted to traditionally-opening units and the gauges have been engineered.

The Pixel will be powered by the Nano's 60-horsepower, 1.2-liter diesel, which will be mounted under the back seats, turning a five-speed gearbox. No word yet on when Tata plans to have the car on sale, but it seems to be pushing through quickly.



Photos copyright ©2011 Drew Phillips / AOL

[Source: Autocar]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Too bad, when the its reaches production it wont be same as concept model.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like the design, but cant help but think of what might happen to its occupants if it were involved in a serious collision. I cant imagine the devastation that would occur to that tiny little thing. Scary.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I like it(!)
      • 3 Years Ago
      "This just in. Customers from around the EU are reporting that their Tata Pixels are exploding into flames shortly after leaving the dealership. Tata's response, "We know nothing?""
        • 3 Years Ago
        @hellbornknave

        The only difference is when a Ferrari bursts into flames, you can't hate it because Ferrari's are beautiful, and they ignite the passion and soul within your body.

        When a Tata goes into flames, you're reminded that it's a dog turd that has spontaneously combusted. At that point, you're more than justified to hate the damn thing.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Funny if you'd said that about the Ferrari 458 as well. It has a higher 'cars sold' to 'cars up in flames' ratio than the little Tata.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I'm a big Ferrari fan-boy, but that was a funny comment.
        • 3 Years Ago
        May be you have not heard about Ford Pinto?
      • 3 Years Ago
      It will be interesting to see how close the production model is to the concept. The glass roof will probably go away, but what about the side glass? That part is so central to the style of the car, it would be a shame for Tata to get rid of it. Also, what will the wheel fitment look like? Looks great on the concept, but I fear a more Nano-esque wheel package that will look terrible. Then again, if it is aimed at Europe instead of India, maybe they will spend the extra bucks on some larger wheels.
        • 3 Years Ago
        The side glass would have to go away, since there's no place for the windows to roll down into... Unless I'm missing something?

      • 3 Years Ago
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      • 3 Years Ago
      Likely the production version will be far more subdued with lesser tires than this show car. They almost always are.

      I like the Nano, but it has not met the sales expectations that the press and Tata had for it. It's proclivity to turn into a marshmallow roaster hasn't helped either. Hopefully these changes will make it more appealing to a more affluent and broader audience that the original version.
      • 3 Years Ago
      In it's current form I would hate to even have a SmartFor2 run into me with all that glass.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Not a bad looking small car
      • 3 Years Ago
      Expect 90% of this concept to go the way of the dodo.
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
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