Tata Motors has released design sketches of the Tata Pixel Concept displayed at the Geneva Motor Show. Releasing design sketches to the press isn’t something Tata has done for any of its previous models, which tells us how global the Tata Pixel truly is.
The Tata Pixel is a result of the partnership between Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) and Tata Motors. Design for the Tata Pixel is supposed to have started at WMG last year and the result was on display at the Geneva Motor Show to critical acclaim.
The Pixel has ‘Zero Turn’ Drive and Scissor doors, which clearly should make parking much easier in congested areas.
“The Tata Pixel’s ability to manoeuvre and park in the tightest of spaces is made possible by its zero turn toroidal traction drive infinitely variable transmission (IVT), which assists rotation of the outer rear wheel forward and the inner rear wheel backward, while the front wheels turn at acute angles. The result is a turning circle radius of just 2.6 metres. The ‘scissor’ doors rotate upwards from the front to allow passengers to effortlessly enter or exit the Tata Pixel, even in the tightest of spaces.”
The interior features a human-machine interface (HMI) that allows the integration of the user’s smartphone or tablet with the infotainment system.