What's the next Tata Nano going to look like? The Megapixel concept is a good indication of where the Indian brand's ultra cheap micro-car could be headed in the next few years, and if the onboard tech makes it to production, the Megapixel could be one of the most compelling – and most affordable – city cars in the world.

Measuring in at a scant 138 inches, the Megapixel combines a small footprint with four electrically powered and individually articulating wheels that help it achieve an impressive nine-foot turning radius.

Power is provided by the aforementioned wheel-mounted electric motors which can deliver a maximum of 369 pound-feet of torque, with a 13kW lithium-ion battery pack providing the juice. A 325cc single-cylinder gasoline engine will refill the batteries for trips longer than 54 miles, giving the Megapixel a theoretical range of over 560 miles. A production model is still a ways out, but with Tata's continued expansion and ambition, we wouldn't be surprised to see something like the Megapixel on sale in India and other developing markets by the end of the decade.


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      gillie0059
      • 3 Years Ago
      wanna get rich?!? do what henry ford did in the depression,,, make a car that is cheap to repair, easy to fix, and dependable, this would make jobs. make it all in the u.s. , parts etc. sell it affFORDable, everyone will buy a new car. gas guzzlerz gone, jobs createated. r.i.p. henry ford. look at whatr the model "a' and model "t" did during the depression, how americans used them. let history repeat it self amd save america. all this from a "chevy" lover. this is just an opinion, and i dont want to offend any one. thank you
      carnut122
      • 3 Years Ago
      With the $10,000 tax credit, everybody in America should be able to get one for about $1.99.
        Norman
        • 3 Years Ago
        @carnut122
        Sure, a vehicle could be built for that price, with a profit. But you won't get air bags or frames that fold around the passengers or emission controls or bumpers that can withstand a 5 or 10 mph impact or power seats, power windows, power mirrors and turbos. You'll just get a car and the politicians are not about to allow you to have that choice.
      Stan Hunt
      • 3 Years Ago
      the world demand and speculation are reasons for gas prices no president controls this,if he attacks Iran prices will spike.he knows this and keeping rethoric down keeps the price stable. the Saudis need to ramp up production.
      Jason Allen
      • 3 Years Ago
      It all sounds and looks good but I'll believe it when it's on sale, probably never.
      yabadabame2
      • 3 Years Ago
      I don't know about this car, I once a couple of years ago went into one of these dealerships with my check book in hand to buy a new car. I walked up to the Sales Lady, and asked if she could show me some Tatas ? She Slapped me ! .... So I went to The Ford Dealship, and asked if I could see a New Ford, and then I ducked, but Nothing happened so I bought one ! ........ " Just Sayin.. "
      krbulldogs
      • 3 Years Ago
      AS a communter around the city it would be great. I love all of these high mileage cars that are in Europe and Far East they show us but they say are not for US production, How high does gas need to get before these companies bring us something like this? $8?
      secndgere
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is a cute little car (from India, isn't it?) I do not want a battery-operated car. Our barn is 100 feet or more from our house and no place to plug it in. How much is it? mslow
      frank1946
      • 3 Years Ago
      All you can drive for $ 4,999.00 MSRP ! Less $ 7,500 IRS Tax Credit and you pocket a nice Profit. Call Me !
      lindrole7
      • 3 Years Ago
      Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel , "Pick up your shovels, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land." Nearly 75 years ago, (when welfare was introduced) Roosevelt said, "Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a Camel, this--- is--- the Promised Land." Today, Congress has stolen your shovel, taxed your asses, raised the price of Camels and mortgaged the Promised Land! I was so depressed last night thinking about Health Care Plans, the economy, the wars, lost jobs, savings, Social Security, retirement funds, etc ......... I called a Suicide Hotline. I had to press 1 for English. I was connected to a call center in Pakistan. I told them I was suicidal. They got excited and asked if I could drive a truck...... Folks, we're screwed!
      holmes49
      • 3 Years Ago
      these cars are not welcome in the us because of the competition. american cars are overpriced junk. look at the volt. remember the first honda? the shoe. these foreign cars evolve into great cars.
      wongtpa
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is the car Obama would have us drive while he rides in the limo we pay for! Indian junk at best.
      rich lapinski
      • 3 Years Ago
      just think, if you fill the gas tank you have doubled the value.
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