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2009 Tata Indica vs. 1998 Tata Indica

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Tata Indica. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Tata Indica would be higher. Both 2009 Tata Indica and 1998 Tata Indica are equipped with a 1,405 cc engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Tata Indica (74 HP @ 4500 RPM) has 15 more horse power than 1998 Tata Indica. (59 HP @ 5000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Tata Indica should accelerate faster than 1998 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Tata Indica weights approximately 75 kg more than 1998 Tata Indica. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

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 1998 Tata Indica. (105 Nm @ 2500 RPM). This means 2009 Tata Indica will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Tata Indica.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Tata Indica 1998 Tata Indica
Make Tata Tata
Model Indica Indica
Year Released 2009 1998
Engine Size 1405 cc 1405 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 74 HP 59 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 5000 RPM
Torque 115 Nm 105 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Vehicle Weight 1005 kg 930 kg
Vehicle Length 3680 mm 3670 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1630 mm
Vehicle Height 1670 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2410 mm


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