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Tata Pixel : The Perfect City Car

Tata Pixel is a concept car for European cities.
Based on the Nano platform, Pixel measures
under-three meters and can accommodate four adults.

History

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.

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 3.4 litres/100 km.

Design

The Tata Pixel features a monographic roof,
silver shaped window graphic and forward
sweeping roof line. It also features a ‘Scissor’ door system for access and visibility.

Technical Specifications of Tata Pixel

  • Engine: 3 cylinder turbocharged diesel with Bosch multi-point fuel injection (single injector) all aluminium 66 horsepower (49 kW) 1,200 cc
  • Compression ratio: 9.5:1
  • Power: 66 PS (49 kW; 65 hp) @ 5250 rpm
  • Infinitely variable
transmission toroidal traction- drive
  • 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
  • bore × stroke: 73.5 mm (2.9 in) × 73.5 mm (2.9 in)
  • 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)

Tata Motors is working
on an extra functional ABS system instead of the
costly Torotrak system. This will help to bring down the cost of the city car.

Tata will have road-going models with this
technology ready by the end of this year.

Tata Pixel HD Wallpapers

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