Tata Pixel may come to India; Pixel EV planned

03/03/2011 - 11:53 | ,  ,  ,   | Shrawan Raja

The Europe-specific Tata Pixel might get the green light for the Indian market it is reported on Hindustan Times.

Tata Pixel front end

Tata group chairman Ratan Tata -

It may. But you must always remember this car is still at a concept stage

The Pixel uses clever technology to reduce stress while parking in tight spots. The steering system enables the Pixel to pivot on its back wheels. It is like doing a hand brake turn without a hand brake, squeal or the anxiety.

Tata Pixel concept intelligent parking

Parking is a highly debated topic amongst car manufacturers in recent years. High end brands like Lexus developed an auto parking feature requiring the driver to simply point out coordinates on an on-board screen. Parking sensors have also been developed and emit varying sounds to signal the narrowing gap between the car and an obstacle.

Tata Pixel left rear

The Pixel scores well in other aspects like fuel economy and emissions. Its 1.2-liter turbocharged diesel engine can return 29 kmpl. The vehicle's systems are controlled by the driver's smart phone. This is similar to the Nissan Leaf which prepares itself for the driver's entry through commands from his iPhone.

Tata Pixel dashboard

The four seater could also find itself running on electricity. Tata's been working with electric technology for several years now and it has shown a prototype of the Nano EV at last year's show in Geneva.

Carl Peter Forster, MD and CEO of Tata Motors -

It (Tata Pixel) can one day become an electric city car

If Tata needs to sell the Pixel in India, it has to give it four doors and free up more space at the rear.

Source - HindustanTimes.com

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