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Old 2nd March 2011, 12:34   #16
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This is a good concept. But any idea how close is this to production?
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Hmm... How many of us have a garage that is tall enough to get-in / get-out of Pixel?
How many of us have garages to park our cars for that matter, in India? Aren't cars mostly parked out in the open?

About, Pixel, it looks stunning. It can't get any cuter than this.

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Note to Tata : Bring the Pixel here! If & when the Pixel makes it to production, you could just find a ready market for a truly premium compact car in India. You will greatly disappoint us if it is launched only in Europe.
They have already named it as "A Fresh City Car Concept For Europe". I don't see it coming to India. I hope it doesn't die as a concept.

By looks of it, it does look like an electric car.

A diesel engine and space for 4 makes me believe that it will see the light of the day
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Glad that the topic is back in this section ! This GLOBAL Indian car deserves a place in this section !
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I was standing right up front for the unveiling:
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They had some technical difficulties with the demo (the doors wouldn't open)
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One of the USPs is that its "controlled" (unlocking, music, AC, etc) via a tablet computer. Samsung Galaxy Tab in this case.
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The long scissor doors make getting into this 2-door easy for rear passengers too
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Cool rear bench design (though this would be one of the things that probably wouldn't make it past concept car stage - due to safety regulations).
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Great looking car.I am impressed with the zero turn drive this cute little car offers.

Tata,bring it home.
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Looks like the door will touch the garage roof when fully open.
How high does it go?
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Looks like the door will touch the garage roof when fully open.
How high does it go?
+1. Same thought came to my mind on looking at those Scissor doors. Don't Europeans have covered car parking?
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B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!
Since it is a two door car, and a four seater, the doors are long and would definitely go very high.

Please do not compare this futuristic design to something like nano! Will be surprised if it retails for less than what a Swift costs!
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It’s a cute little car!!! They have managed to convert the concept to a working model, hope they succeed in evolving this to a road worthy beauty!!!!!!

Knowing TATA there’s a good chance they will get this to India, sooner or later. They might release this engine in Nano first, along with the planned 1.0 Ltr Petrol. A year or 2 down the lane, release Pixel slotted between Nano and Vista.

Wishing them good luck!!!!

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Note : The Pixel was already discussed in the Geneva Show Thread (81st International Motor Show - Geneva 2011); however, a home effort deserves its own discussion. Plus, many of our readers would miss the Pixel if it's buried in a general expo discussion...........
If am not wrong , the association of Tata with Geneva Auto Show goes all the way back to 1998. This somehow slowly and steadily created the Tata Brand as a global representation of the emerging Indian Auto Brands.

1998 - Tata Indica Tata Safari. Tata Telcosport (Sierra) .
1999 TATA Safari and Tata Indica in LHD
Note : Tata also showed off a TATA Safari in full rally gear and livery. This Safari was the vehicle that had been driven in the rally from London to Capetown, completing the arduous 18,000 km journey crossing over 24 countries in just 39 days. The Tata Group also availed of the opportunity to unveil the new TATA Group corporate mark internationally.
2000 - TATA Aria Roadster , TATA Indica European Launch.
2001 TATA Aria Coupe , TATA Safari 3-Door version.
2002 - TATA Indiva , Tata Indica Sport , Tata Indigo.
2003 - TATA Indigo Marina.
Note : The Company changed from 'TELCO ' to 'TATAMOTORS' w.e.f December 24, 2003. .
2004 - TATA Indigo Advent .
2005 - TATA Crossover.
2006 - TATA Cliffrider .
2007 - TATA Elegante .
2008 TATA Nano International Debut , Xenon.
2009 - TATA Prima Sedan Improvised , TATA Nano Europa.
2010 - TATA Nano EV.

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What is with the drawer type thingy in the first pic? And an auto transmission too! Why can't Tata release that with Nano in India?
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A truly impressive effort by Tata Motors! Over time, they have always been amongst the first few to create new customer segments and experiment with vehicle designs in India.
Surely love the rear "Pixel" name design and the pedals. For a change I noticed and liked a small car!

Look forward to how this actually manifests itself in the Indian market if at all it does.
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Pixel! you look Awesome and stunning. If we just change the TaTa badge and call it Toyota, BMW or Mercedes, still people will believe it, such a quality and futuristic design.

When it goes for production the scissor will be cut short to the front seats and rear access will be through pushing co-passenger seat front. Like a typical 3 door hatch.

We are proud of this concept. Wish it to materialize to production and get huge success.

BTW, what is this engine 3 cylinder 1.2L diesel with such a green emission standard to avail tax free in London? AVL? It is time for them to get or make a Kappa / k-series like engine for their current and future product lines.
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This one does look really nice. The rear-end is pretty basic, but the front and side profile are nice. Especially loved the treatment of head and tail lights. The headlights gives the car a feminine cute look. The tail-lights integrated with the rear-windshield is a nice touch. Liked the + and - signs on the pedals. Anybody noticed, there is only one head-rest on the rear-bench.

On a different note, 'concepts' are generally good looking and lose quite a bit of the glamour as they approach production readiness.
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Given these 2 examples, I am not looking forward to Suzuki R3. Pretty sure it would be watered down.

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