2009 Tata Indica vs. 1980 Mitsubishi Sigma

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 29 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1980 Mitsubishi Sigma. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1980 Mitsubishi Sigma would be higher. At 2,554 cc (4 cylinders), 1980 Mitsubishi Sigma is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1980 Mitsubishi Sigma (98 HP @ 4400 RPM) has 24 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 1980 Mitsubishi Sigma should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1980 Mitsubishi Sigma weights approximately 190 kg more than 2009 Tata Indica. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1980 Mitsubishi Sigma is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1980 Mitsubishi Sigma. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2009 Tata Indica, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. 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, 1980 Mitsubishi Sigma (188 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 73 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 1980 Mitsubishi Sigma will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica. 1980 Mitsubishi Sigma has automatic transmission and 2009 Tata Indica has manual transmission. 2009 Tata Indica will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 1980 Mitsubishi Sigma will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Tata Indica 1980 Mitsubishi Sigma
Make Tata Mitsubishi
Model Indica Sigma
Year Released 2009 1980
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1405 cc 2554 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 74 HP 98 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 4400 RPM
Torque 115 Nm 188 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Rear
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Vehicle Weight 1005 kg 1195 kg
Vehicle Length 3680 mm 4460 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1660 mm
Vehicle Height 1670 mm 1370 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2520 mm


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