Hormazd Sorabjee

Hormazd Sorabjee

Hormazd Sorabjee is one of the most senior and much loved auto journalists in India, and is the editor of Autocar India.

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Industrialist Viveck Goenka’s W111 Fintail cabriolet leads the line-up at the MBCCR 2020
Industrialist Viveck Goenka’s W111 Fintail cabriolet leads the line-up at the MBCCR 2020

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Stars and warriors

PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 02:52 PM IST
What Mumbai’s 2020 edition of MBCCR lost in mass was made up by class
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The new Rolls-Royce Ghost’s design is clearly more evolution than revolution, and it looks a lot like the first-gen car
The new Rolls-Royce Ghost’s design is clearly more evolution than revolution, and it looks a lot like the first-gen car

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: 5 dream cars for 2021

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 06:57 AM IST
Turn the nightmare of 2020 into a reality of vehicle delectability
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Credit for the Defender’s good dynamics goes to the air suspension
Credit for the Defender’s good dynamics goes to the air suspension

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: At home everywhere

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 07:56 AM IST
The Defender is equally at home doing 150kph on the highway as it is doing 15kph in bumper-to-bumper city traffic
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The Audi A8 looks perfectly at home set against the magnificent Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur
The Audi A8 looks perfectly at home set against the magnificent Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Romancing the road trip

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 07:56 AM IST
After seven months of lockdown, there’s no better time to hit the road in your own virus-free bubble
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The 2 Series stands out due to its unconventional four-door coupé design
The 2 Series stands out due to its unconventional four-door coupé design

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The 2-series Gran Coupe makes a gran statement

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 08:42 AM IST
Stylish and agile, why this car isn’t an average BMW
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The Q2’s compact size and weight makes it wonderfully agile
The Q2’s compact size and weight makes it wonderfully agile

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: With the Audi Q2, small is beautiful

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 09:14 AM IST
At times, compactness is truly a virtue
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It’s the sporty character that marks the GLE 53 Coupé out
It’s the sporty character that marks the GLE 53 Coupé out

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The sporty and luxurious Mercedes-AMG 53 GLE Coupé

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 08:23 AM IST
The SUV loaded with tech and fun to drive is great on hilly roads
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The coupé looks much sportier than the standard Cayenne
The coupé looks much sportier than the standard Cayenne

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Coup(e) de Cayenne

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 07:11 AM IST
If you want a sexy-looking luxury SUV that drives brilliantly, this variant ticks all the boxes
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The RS Q8 can be chauffeured calmly to work and also offers the thrill of breaking the speed limit on expressways
The RS Q8 can be chauffeured calmly to work and also offers the thrill of breaking the speed limit on expressways

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The best of both worlds with Audi RS Q8

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 07:54 AM IST
Who knew an everyday SUV could be as powerful as a sports car!
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The proportions of this car are wider and squatter, and the edges have been softened
The proportions of this car are wider and squatter, and the edges have been softened

Sunday Drive: Thar—Modernising an icon

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2020 07:51 PM IST
How do you upgrade a beloved off-roader without diluting its DNA?
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Test drive vehicles and showroom cars are sanitised to allay fears of new car buyers
Test drive vehicles and showroom cars are sanitised to allay fears of new car buyers

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Cars and Corona

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2020 06:49 AM IST
How to commute safely during the pandemic
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The headlights, with multiple reflectors and techy detailing, look brilliant and make this car stand out as genuinely new
The headlights, with multiple reflectors and techy detailing, look brilliant and make this car stand out as genuinely new

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The Honda City upgrade- What does it spell?

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2020 07:00 AM IST
When a popular brand goes through an upgrade, it must set high expectations and meet them
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The look of athleticism is central to this car’s appeal
The look of athleticism is central to this car’s appeal

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorbajee: Volkswagen T-Roc, an SUV for oneself

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2020 06:53 AM IST
If you love to drive and are unaffected by price-to-size ratio, give this car a shot
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This car towers over all other cars on the road
This car towers over all other cars on the road

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Is Mercedes GLS really the S-class of SUVs as it claims?

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2020 08:06 AM IST
The ideal SUV melds the status, comfort, and luxury of a sedan without compromising its core attributes
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The Skoda Rapid is an effective highway cruiser
The Skoda Rapid is an effective highway cruiser

Sunday drive with Hormazd Sorabjee: The Skoda Rapid review

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2020 06:35 AM IST
A fantastic engine can put even an analogue-seeming 2011 car on anyone’s wish list
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Sunday drive with Hormazd Sorabjee: A look at the Hyundai Creta

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2020 12:22 AM IST
The next-generation Hyundai Creta is here to snatch back the crown of the best-selling SUV
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Sunday drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: 5 new cars raring to hit the road

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 08:48 PM IST
Meet five new cars that are poised to zoom out of their showrooms as soon as the lockdown is lifted
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The K2K drive was flagged off from Kargil in a Maruti 800 and the uber-expensive Mercedes E240
The K2K drive was flagged off from Kargil in a Maruti 800 and the uber-expensive Mercedes E240

Sunday Drive with Hormazd Sorabjee: Throwback drives

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 02:19 AM IST
Since actually driving is impossible during the lockdown, here’s a trip down memory lane
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The origami-like folds and creases in the bodywork give this SUV a lot of character
The origami-like folds and creases in the bodywork give this SUV a lot of character

Sunday drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The Skoda Karoq is waiting to be whisked away

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 02:06 AM IST
When the lockdown ends, there will be an expensive but fun-to-drive SUV waiting to whisk us away
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The G-class isn’t for the chauffeur-driven
The G-class isn’t for the chauffeur-driven

Sunday drive with Hormazd Sorabjee: What makes the Mercedes G-class the car for Armageddon

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 05:24 AM IST
This vehicle’s all-conquering nature is comforting, if not quite comfortable
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The overall sense of control you get on loose surfaces is incredible
The overall sense of control you get on loose surfaces is incredible

Sunday drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: A look at the Land Rover’s all-new Defender

UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 09:38 PM IST
The route was tough; the vehicle even tougher. Meet the king of off-roaders.
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The soft sand can suck you down to your axles. So, it’s critical to reduce the air pressure in your tyres!
The soft sand can suck you down to your axles. So, it’s critical to reduce the air pressure in your tyres!

Sunday drive with Hormazd Sorabjee: Ford Endeavour gets an upgrade

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2020 09:20 PM IST
The SUV gets a brand new BS6 engine and India’s first 10-speed gearbox
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The rear has some really interesting design elements like the blade-like scuff plate and thin tail-lights
The rear has some really interesting design elements like the blade-like scuff plate and thin tail-lights

Sunday drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: A look at the electronic vehicles at the Auto Expo

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 10:24 PM IST
EVs at the Auto Expo, setting an EV record and then living with one. It’s been one electrifying month.
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The 2020 Auto Expo was muted as many big names stayed away
The 2020 Auto Expo was muted as many big names stayed away

Sunday drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Your comprehensive Auto Expo review

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2020 10:11 PM IST
Not as magical as in earlier years, this year’s event still pulled some rabbits out of hats
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The rear has some really interesting design elements like the blade-like scuff plate and thin tail-lights
The rear has some really interesting design elements like the blade-like scuff plate and thin tail-lights

Sunday drive with Hormazd Sorabjee: A look at Aston Martin DBX

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 09:53 PM IST
The first SUV from the iconic brand may be the game changer the company needs
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The 18-inch alloy wheels on this model also add to its appeal
The 18-inch alloy wheels on this model also add to its appeal

Sunday drive with Hormazd Sorabjee: A review of the 2020 Range Rover Evoque

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 12:06 AM IST
Land Rover’s SUV is gorgeous, though not the most logical buy
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Compared to the Q7, the Q8 is marginally shorter and lower, though it’s slightly wider
Compared to the Q7, the Q8 is marginally shorter and lower, though it’s slightly wider

Sunday drive with Hormazd Sorabjee: Audi Q8 comes to India

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2020 12:13 AM IST
The new Audi could well become India’s celebrities’ new favourite
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Fresh out of the oven in 2019, these are the cars that are my top picks, the ones that stood out head and shoulders over the others
Fresh out of the oven in 2019, these are the cars that are my top picks, the ones that stood out head and shoulders over the others

Sunday drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Top five cars of 2019

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2019 09:52 PM IST
It’s been a bad year for the automotive industry, but some vehicles have still hit it out of the park
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The extra length is immediately noticeable when you try to ease this 4.9 metre long SUV into a tight parking spot
The extra length is immediately noticeable when you try to ease this 4.9 metre long SUV into a tight parking spot

Sunday drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: A look at the Mercedes-Benz India E-Class

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 12:40 AM IST
Mercedes’ new SUV is massive in size, comfort and price
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The new A6 has a lot more chrome and bling than before
The new A6 has a lot more chrome and bling than before

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Audi hits a six

By Hormazd Sorabjee | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 10:12 PM IST
With avant-garde design, a techy interior and a comfortable price, the carmaker may well regain its lost market share
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