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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GM to exit Indian market 

GM to exit Indian market

Chevrolet brand to be phased out by year-end; local manufacturing to continue for exports only.
Thursday 18 May 2017 by Sergius Barretto
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Driving the Leaf Nismo RC 

Driving the Leaf Nismo RC

We briefly drive an all-electric race car at the Sodegaura Forest Raceway in Japan.
Saturday 6 May 2017 by Sergius Barretto
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Nissan’s new mobility plan for India revealed 

Nissan’s new mobility plan for India revealed

Japanese carmaker will pilot-test the Leaf after X-Trail hybrid launch later this year.
Thursday 27 April 2017 by Sergius Barretto
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Supreme Court orders F1 to pay income tax in India 

Supreme Court orders F1 to pay income tax in India

Tax rate levied at 40 percent plus interest for 2011-2013 India races; may sound death knell for future races.
Wednesday 26 April 2017 by Sergius Barretto
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For the first time, Maruti launches Dzire before Swift 

For the first time, Maruti launches Dzire before Swift

Calls Dzire a true sedan and drops its Swift prefix to build the Dzire brand
Monday 24 April 2017 by Sergius Barretto
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Suzuki’s diesel dilemma 

Suzuki’s diesel dilemma

Should Suzuki bother with its in-house programme or look elsewhere?
Wednesday 19 April 2017 by Sergius Barretto
Entry-level hatchbacks
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Massive price cuts for Land Rover SUVs in India 

Massive price cuts for Land Rover SUVs in India

Price reduction ranges from Rs 3 lakh on the Range Rover Evoque, to a massive Rs 50 lakh on the Range Rover Vogue.
Monday 17 April 2017 by Sergius Barretto
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2017 Mini Clubman review, test drive 

2017 Mini Clubman review, test drive

Is a longer Mini worth the stretch? We drive the Clubman to find out.
Wednesday 12 April 2017 by Sergius Barretto
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BS-III ban deadline brings in big discounts 

BS-III ban deadline brings in big discounts

Manufacturers rush to clear stock of non-BSIV two-wheelers and cars.
Thursday 30 March 2017 by Sergius Barretto
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Ambiguity over emissions law shows up after SC ruling 

Ambiguity over emissions law shows up after SC ruling

Industry asks if it had to stop 'manufacturing' or 'selling' non-BSIV vehicles before April 1 deadline
Thursday 30 March 2017 by Sergius Barretto
SUV/Crossovers
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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.
Thursday 23 March 2017 by Sergius Barretto
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Issue: 214 | Autocar India: June 2017

We’ve exclusively driven the Jeep Compass in India, tell you what the all-new SsangYong Rexton is like, give our first impressions of the third-gen Maruti Dzire and have driven all of...
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