2009 Tata Indica vs. 2006 Citroen C8

To start off, 2009 Tata Indica is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Citroen C8. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Citroen C8 would be higher. At 1,997 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Citroen C8 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Citroen C8 (134 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 60 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Citroen C8 should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Citroen C8 weights approximately 640 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.

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, 2006 Citroen C8 (190 Nm @ 4100 RPM) has 75 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2006 Citroen C8 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica. 2006 Citroen C8 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. 2006 Citroen C8 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Tata Indica 2006 Citroen C8
Make Tata Citroen
Model Indica C8
Year Released 2009 2006
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1405 cc 1997 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 74 HP 134 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 115 Nm 190 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 4100 RPM
Engine Bore Size 75.1 mm 85 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79.5 mm 88 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 11.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1005 kg 1645 kg
Vehicle Length 3680 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1670 mm 1760 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.9 L/100km 9.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 37 L 80 L


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