Sergius Barretto

    Autocar India

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    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.

    Stories By Sergius Barretto

    Jul 20, 2024 08:00:00 AM

    Tata Curvv will not be a niche product: CCO Vivek Srivatsa

    Despite its coupe-SUV body style, Tata believes the Curvv will have mass appeal and succeed against traditional SUVs.

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    Jul 19, 2024 03:00:00 PM

    Tata Curvv final production form revealed

    Only a few details differ from the concept that was first showcased over two years ago.

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    Jun 25, 2024 08:30:00 PM

    New Bentley Continental GT, GTC revealed

    New Continental drops its signature twin headlights and packs in new tech under the hood. We head to Spain to bring y...

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    Jun 18, 2024 10:40:00 AM

    Jeep to launch all-new Rs 15-20 lakh SUV based on Citroen...

    Creta rivalling SUV from Jeep likely to be the second-gen Renegade; expected to get all-electric 4x4 option; India la...

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    Apr 11, 2024 01:34:00 PM

    Mercedes India to launch AMG Speed City performance drivi...

    Performance driving centre called 'Speed City', upgraded ‘MAR20X’ dealerships and an expansion into 10 ne...

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    Mar 20, 2024 01:10:00 PM

    JSW MG Motor India aims to sell 1 million EVs, PHEVs by 2030

    “We will create a Maruti moment with EVs in India,” says Sajjan Jindal, chairman and managing director of...

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    Mar 12, 2024 02:45:00 PM

    India not a profitable market, but a very strategic one: ...

    Its JV with Tata helped it earn a net profit of Rs 759 crore.

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    Mar 07, 2024 12:10:00 PM

    Citroen C3 lineup to get updated features list this year

    Features like automatic climate control will soon be added to the C3 and C3 Aircross.

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    Mar 05, 2024 09:13:00 PM

    Going all-electric a better strategy for India than hybri...

    Even as Mercedes dials back its electrification plans globally, its Region Overseas head believes India should stay o...

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    Jul 08, 2024 10:13:00 AM

    Mercedes EQA 250+ video review

    The EQA is the new entry point to Mercedes’ EQ line-up of EVs. We tell you what the BMW iX1 and Volvo XC40 Rech...

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    May 29, 2024 10:06:00 AM

    Bentley Continental GT Prototype video review

    The new Continental GT gets a new 4.0-litre V8 plug-in hybrid powertrain replacing the V8 and W12 engines.

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    May 29, 2024 04:30:00 AM

    New Bentley Continental GT prototype review: Faster, clea...

    Swaps the famed W12 motor for a hybrid V8 with loads more power.

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    Apr 25, 2024 11:37:00 AM

    Jeep Wrangler Rubicon facelift video review

    2024 Wrangler Rubicon gets mild cosmetic updates, more interior equipment and upgraded off-road hardware.

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    Apr 14, 2024 07:00:00 AM

    Maruti Suzuki Jimny AT long term review; 10,000km report

    Fourth report: The Jimny has its faults, but yet it manages to charm its way onto a dream 5-car garage list.

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    Mar 30, 2024 07:30:00 AM

    Mercedes-Benz EQB long term review; 10,500km report

    Second Report: From airport pickup and drops to ferrying people around, our long term EQB has had a busy couple of we...

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    Mar 02, 2024 08:00:00 AM

    Hyundai Alcazar long term review; 42,000km report

    Final Report: From Mumbai to Daman and even Kashmir to Kanyakumari! The Alcazar has traversed the entire length of th...

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    Feb 05, 2024 08:00:00 AM

    Audi Q8 e-tron long term review, 1,500km report

    First report: With a nip and tuck and a larger battery, the Audi e-tron – now the Q8 e-tron – is back in ...

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    Jan 23, 2024 04:15:00 PM

    Tata Punch EV video review

    The Tata Punch EV is now on sale and promises much with a 122hp motor and a claimed 400+km of range.

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    Jun 30, 2024 09:00:00 AM

    How to choose the best tyres for highway drives

    With India’s highway network expanding rapidly, we help you with tyre tips for long drives.

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    Mar 18, 2024 11:30:00 PM

    Audi Q6 e-tron first look: A new beginning

    Q6 e-tron is the first Audi built on the Group's PPE platform that's set to underpin future models; India-bound in th...

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    Feb 11, 2024 08:00:00 AM

    Maruti Suzuki factory visit: Making of a Jimny

    The Maruti Suzuki plant was set up back in 1983, but today, it’s home to the company’s most modern line.

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    Dec 22, 2023 08:00:00 AM

    Automotive headlines that defined 2023

    A look back at key events, announcements and updates in the Indian car industry this year.

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    Jul 29, 2023 10:30:00 AM

    Feature: The complete guide to EV charging

    Charging an EV can be as simple as plugging in a phone, but there are considerations to be kept in mind.

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    Jun 05, 2023 02:45:00 PM

    6 lesser known ways to lower your car’s environment...

    Besides properly maintaining your car and driving efficiently, there’s plenty you can do to make your drive a l...

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    Jan 24, 2023 05:11:00 PM

    Icons of Porsche: A festival of all things Porsche

    We are smitten by the second edition of the Icons of Porsche festival and are left wondering what a group of Porsches...

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    Dec 03, 2022 08:00:00 AM

    Analysis: Why India is pursuing ethanol as an automotive ...

    Despite rapidly heading towards EVs, India is also putting its faith in flex-fuel ethanol. What are the benefits and ...

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    Aug 19, 2022 09:00:00 AM

    Feature: A look inside Maruti Suzuki’s R&D facility

    Commissioned in 2014, the Rohtak facility today houses a comprehensive proving ground and over 250 test labs. We get ...

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    Jun 28, 2024 07:30:00 AM

    Opinion: Why Indian automakers should enter real estate

    It’s time Indian automakers like Mahindra, Royal Enfield get entrenched in their customers’ lifestyles.

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    Apr 06, 2024 07:00:00 AM

    Opinion: Automotive scandals, why they happen and how to ...

    Whenever a scandal surfaces it’s nearly always management demands that are the root cause.

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    Feb 23, 2024 11:54:00 AM

    Opinion: Looking back to go forward

    Mega roads, like the Atal Setu, and hybrids, like the ones Maruti Suzuki is bringing, may be ideas from the past, but...

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    Jan 27, 2024 08:00:00 AM

    Opinion: 3 hurdles the Duster must not trip over

    The Duster’s comeback can be easy but there are a few hurdles Renault must not stumble over.

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    Dec 04, 2023 02:05:00 PM

    Opinion: Why Maruti Suzuki desperately needs to have some...

    The Maruti Jimny discount really proves the point that Maruti shouldn’t try to rationalise every product. Some ...

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    Oct 01, 2023 08:00:00 AM

    Opinion: why Indian special edition cars should tell stor...

    A Safari Taj Edition, for example, could feature design and scent signatures from the hotel.

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    Aug 11, 2023 06:22:00 PM

    Opinion: Are badge swaps really that bad?

    The Rumion is the fourth badge-engineered model between Maruti and Toyota, did it require more differentiation from i...

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    Apr 22, 2023 09:00:00 AM

    Opinion: The case for the Jimny 4X2

    A 3-door 4x2 Jimny is good for product line extension and help Maruti Suzuki bring in volumes.

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    Jan 15, 2023 05:00:00 PM

    Opinion: Why the Jimny and Thar are not competitors

    They may use serious 4X4 hardware and a body-on-frame construction, and soon, 5-door body styles, but they are far fr...

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