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2009 Tata Indica vs. 2012 Volkswagen GTI

To start off, 2012 Volkswagen GTI is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2009 Tata Indica. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2009 Tata Indica would be higher. At 2,000 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Volkswagen GTI is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Volkswagen GTI (232 HP @ 5500 RPM) has 158 more horse power than 2009 Tata Indica. (74 HP @ 4500 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Volkswagen GTI should accelerate faster than 2009 Tata Indica. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Volkswagen GTI weights approximately 396 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, 2012 Volkswagen GTI (300 Nm @ 2200 RPM) has 185 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Tata Indica. (115 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2012 Volkswagen GTI will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Tata Indica.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Tata Indica 2012 Volkswagen GTI
Make Tata Volkswagen
Model Indica GTI
Year Released 2009 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1405 cc 2000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 74 HP 232 HP
Engine RPM 4500 RPM 5500 RPM
Torque 115 Nm 300 Nm
Torque RPM 3000 RPM 2200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual 6-speed manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1005 kg 1401 kg
Vehicle Length 3680 mm 4213 mm
Vehicle Width 1490 mm 1786 mm
Vehicle Height 1670 mm 1501 mm
Wheelbase Size 2410 mm 2578 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.9 L/100km 8.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 37 L 55 L


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