Sergius Barretto

Sergius has been a part of the automotive industry for 18 years, fixing, selling, training and consulting on all things automotive. Auto enthusiast by birth. Auto engineer by education. Now auto journalist by profession.

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Recent articles by Sergius Barretto

No more exclusively electric cars from Mahindra 

No more exclusively electric cars from Mahindra

The e2o will be the company’s only born-electric car; future Mahindra vehicles will be with multiple powertrain options.
4 days ago by Sergius Barretto
SUV/Crossovers
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Mahindra Electric gearing up to be a component supplier 

Mahindra Electric gearing up to be a component supplier

In addition to manufacturing vehicles, Mahindra Electric is also ready to supply electric drivetrain and components to other automakers.
Wednesday 15 March 2017 by Sergius Barretto
Entry level saloons
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Tamo Racemo to be India’s first kit car 

Tamo Racemo to be India’s first kit car

The MOFlex system's use of fewer modules will allow the Racemo to be assembled at workshop spaces across the country.
Thursday 9 March 2017 by Sergius Barretto
Sports Cars
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Back to life 

Back to life

While the Ambassador itself is unlikely to be revived, Peugeot could use the established name to build a new low-cost brand.
Thursday 9 March 2017 by Sergius Barretto
Entry-level hatchbacks
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Mahindra plans electric SUVs, performance car 

Mahindra plans electric SUVs, performance car

Mahindra Electric is developing a 380V powertrain system for SUV and designing the performance car with Pininfarina.
Thursday 9 March 2017 by Sergius Barretto
SUV/Crossovers
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Autocar Price Checker: How does the 2017 Mercedes E-class stack up 

Autocar Price Checker: How does the 2017 Mercedes E-class stack up

The Autocar Price Checker allows you to compare every car with its rivals, car on car and variant on variant.
Wednesday 1 March 2017 by Sergius Barretto
Mid-size Saloons
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Long-wheelbase C-class may skip India 

Long-wheelbase C-class may skip India

Given the current market, Mercedes says the C-class will not join its elder E and S-class long-wheelbase siblings
Wednesday 1 March 2017 by Sergius Barretto
Premium Luxury Saloons
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Letting Go 

Letting Go

Legacy products are fine so long as they’re worth remembering, but I believe it's time Tata retires the Indica
Tuesday 21 February 2017 by Sergius Barretto
Budget hatchbacks
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Jeep Compass to launch with comprehensive line-up 

Jeep Compass to launch with comprehensive line-up

The smallest SUV from Jeep will get petrol, diesel, 4x4 and auto gearbox options.
Wednesday 15 February 2017 by Sergius Barretto
SUV/Crossovers
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2017 Maruti Ignis review, test drive 

2017 Maruti Ignis review, test drive

The radical Ignis breaks Maruti convention to chase young and funky car buyers.
Thursday 19 January 2017 by Sergius Barretto
Premium hatchbacks
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2016: The year that was 

2016: The year that was

We take a look at the biggest, baddest and the best of 2016.
Thursday 29 December 2016 by Sergius Barretto, Nishant Parekh
Budget hatchbacks
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Born to Rann 

Born to Rann

Open ghats, fast highways, two car museums and the unlimited expanse of the Rann of Kutch. And one Mustang. We slip into the saddle for an epic ride.
Saturday 24 December 2016 by Sergius Barretto
Sports Cars
14
  
Mini Clubman launched at Rs 37.9 lakh 

Mini Clubman launched at Rs 37.9 lakh

The CBU Clubman is available with a 192hp 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine paired to an eight-speed automatic gearbox.
Thursday 15 December 2016 by Sergius Barretto
MPV/MUVs
2
  
Nissan GT-R launched at Rs 1.99 crore 

Nissan GT-R launched at Rs 1.99 crore

2017 update brings 570hp to the Japanese 2+2 seat all-wheel-drive supercar
Friday 2 December 2016 by Sergius Barretto
Super cars
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2017 Nissan GT-R India review, test drive 

2017 Nissan GT-R India review, test drive

We have a spanking new 2017 Nissan GT-R with us. Sergius Barretto gets acquainted with the incoming Japanese Ambassador under the city’s lights.
Friday 2 December 2016 by Sergius Barretto
Super cars
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Service – The new Sales  

Service – The new Sales

Will aftersales no longer be the poor country cousin?
Thursday 1 December 2016 by Sergius Barretto
Entry-level hatchbacks
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Mahindra introduces two digital platforms for customers 

Mahindra introduces two digital platforms for customers

www.mahindrasyouv.com and www.withyouhamesha.com aim to enhance pre- and post-sales customer experience.
Wednesday 30 November 2016 by Sergius Barretto
SUV/Crossovers
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2016 Hyundai Tucson India review, test drive 

2016 Hyundai Tucson India review, test drive

The Tucson is back, and fills the gap between the Creta and the Santa Fe. We drive it around Chandigarh to bring you this review.
Thursday 17 November 2016 by Sergius Barretto
Premium SUVs
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It's electric, it's Ecycle 

It's electric, it's Ecycle

We ride a bicycle powered by a generator, which claims to generate more output than input.
Wednesday 16 November 2016 by Nishant Parekh, Sergius Barretto
Other
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First Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) dealership opens in Mumbai 

First Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) dealership opens in Mumbai

The dealership will retail Fiat, Abarth and Jeep vehicles all under one roof; to be future retail format for the company.
Thursday 10 November 2016 by Sergius Barretto
SUV/Crossovers
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Autocar Magazine

Issue: 212 | Autocar India: April 2017

Our reviews of the Tata Tigor, the Honda WR-V, the Audi A5 Cabriolet, comparison of the Audi A4 diesel and its rivals and plenty more await you inside.
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