Brian de Souza

Senior Assistant Editor

Brian is involved in news, features and data analysis. He has over a decade of experience in auto journalism including a stint with a broadsheet and writing corporate blogs. He is also interested in the softer issues of the auto sector that includes HR and training.

RECENT ARTICLES BY Brian de Souza

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Passenger Vehicles

A new Scorpio and other launches and the ‘Make in India’ campaign kicks off

Passenger Vehicles by Brian de Souza Sep 26, 2014

A new Scorpio and other launches and the ‘Make in India’ campaign kicks off

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Passenger Vehicles

Mahindra launches new feature-laden Scorpio at Rs 7.98 lakh

Passenger Vehicles by Brian de Souza Sep 25, 2014

Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) launched its much-awaited Scorpio facelift today, the first major upgrade for the SUV that is hugely identified with its brand apart...

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Passenger Vehicles

Exports are key part of VW India’s plans to stabilise operations

Passenger Vehicles by Brian de Souza Sep 25, 2014

Exports are an important part of Volkswagen India’s strategy to make its India operations more cost-effective going forward, and the company is keen to use more...

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Industry

Five things that stood out at SIAM’s 2014 convention

Industry by Brian de Souza Sep 12, 2014

Delegates at the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers’ (SIAM) annual conventions have been used to politicians’ speeches that are long on style and never...

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Industry

Why Indian auto chiefs must listen to Mary Barra

Industry by Brian de Souza Sep 05, 2014

Towards the end of next week, Mary Barra, General Motors’ CEO will be in India to visit her company’s facilitiesat Halol and Talegaon, and address SIAM’s annual...

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Passenger Vehicles

Industry watchdog puts 14 car OEMs in India under the scanner

Passenger Vehicles by Brian de Souza Sep 02, 2014

The Competition Commission of India’s 215-page report says OEMs mark up parts and do not make spares freely available, thus affecting 20 million car owners. Brian...

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Industry

GST to be harbinger of change in India logistics

Industry by Brian de Souza Sep 02, 2014

Frost & Sullivan’s two-day conference last month in Bangalore on 'Supply Chain Transformations 2014' threw up interesting insights on the challenges for logistics...

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Technology

India pact with Japan for rare earths to boost EV sector

Technology by Brian de Souza Sep 02, 2014

With the spotlight on Japan with prime minister Narendra Modi on a five-day trip to that country, the focus has been on his pet projects including the Bullet...

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Industry

Tata Motors’ net profits treble in Q1 on strong JLR performance

Industry by Brian de Souza Aug 11, 2014

Ahead of the launch of the Zest sedan, Tata Motors reported consolidated revenues (net of excise) of Rs 64,683 crores for the quarter, up 38.2 percent over Rs...

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Two-Wheelers

Bajaj launches new Discover 150 siblings to claw back market share

Two-Wheelers by Brian de Souza Aug 11, 2014

Bajaj Auto hopes to leverage what it called a new category with the launch of the new Discover 150 to make for a mark for itself in the commuter segment.