Indian car giant Tata Motors will launch a production version of its Pixel concept car in Europe instead of the previously proposed Nano Europa.
The Pixel, revealed at the recent Geneva show, is a stylish, two-door version of the Nano that Tata claims is “the most package-efficient four-seater in the world”.
The Pixel is powered by Tata’s own ultra-compact 1.2-litre, three-cylinder diesel engine, producing around 60bhp and mounted under the rear seats, driving the back wheels via a five-speed gearbox.
Group chairman Ratan Tata says the car will partly replace the previously proposed Nano Europa, once its concept-only swing doors are replaced by two conventional doors and engineering of instrumentation and controls is completed.
The car is just three metres long — around 250mm shorter than the already compact Nano — yet remains a full four-seater. It should weigh around 750kg in European trim and emit well under 100g/km of CO2.