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1977 Simca 1307 vs. 2009 Tata Indica

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 32 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1977 Simca 1307. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1977 Simca 1307 would be higher. At 1,405 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Tata Indica is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Tata Indica (74 HP @ 4500 RPM) has 7 more horse power than 1977 Simca 1307. (67 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 Tata Indica should accelerate faster than 1977 Simca 1307. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1977 Simca 1307 weights approximately 45 kg more than 2009 Tata Indica.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2009 Tata Indica (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM) has 10 more torque (in Nm) than 1977 Simca 1307. (105 Nm @ 2800 RPM). This means 2009 Tata Indica will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1977 Simca 1307.

Compare all specifications:

1977 Simca 1307 2009 Tata Indica
Make Simca Tata
Model 1307 Indica
Year Released 1977 2009
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1294 cc 1405 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 67 HP 74 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4500 RPM
Torque 105 Nm 115 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 76.7 mm 75.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 70 mm 79.5 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 9.5:1
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1050 kg 1005 kg
Vehicle Length 4250 mm 3680 mm
Vehicle Width 1690 mm 1490 mm
Vehicle Height 1400 mm 1670 mm
Wheelbase Size 2610 mm 2410 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 37 L


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