Tata Pixel Concept, 2011 Geneva Motor Show
Then there was the Tata Pixel. The Pixel was far more fashion-forward than the Nano -- but of course, we only got to see it as a super-stylish concept at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Targeted to Asian and European consumers, the Pixel was a two-door four-seater, and its silhouette wasn't all that different from some cars currently roaming the roads.
The Pixel featured a turbocharged 1.2-liter three-cylinder diesel engine, a similarly intriguing Infinitely Variable Transmission, and scissor doors that almost certainly would've been scrapped for the production version. It promised 69 miles per gallon.
We've never been entirely wild about the Nano -- and frankly, neither have consumers in India, who've far and away preferred inexpensive motorcycles to the $2,500 Nano. That said, something like the Pixel would at least be interesting to look at, and might be enough to turn the heads of budget-minded Millennials. Have a look at the video clip of the Pixel below, and let us know your thoughts about Tata's American and European prospects in the comments below