Hormazd Sorabjee

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

Articles by Hormazd Sorabjee

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Lamborghinis assemble

A record 50 Lamborghini owners turned up for the Esperienza Giro, three days of Italian supercars on Indian roads
With as many as 50 Lamborghini owners turning up for the Giro 2021, it indicates the popularity of this event
With as many as 50 Lamborghini owners turning up for the Giro 2021, it indicates the popularity of this event
Published on Jan 08, 2022 11:00 PM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The best of 2021

Meet the five most impressive vehicles of the year just about to pass, that thrived despite the draught due to Covid
The Hyundai Alcazar
The Hyundai Alcazar
Published on Dec 26, 2021 02:44 AM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Five days of déjà vu

The Nazir Hoosein Memorial Drive, which retraced the original route of the Himalayan Rally, was a joyful get-together of rally veterans
At the last Himalayan Rally, 31 years ago, the vehicle of choice was the indomitable Gypsy
At the last Himalayan Rally, 31 years ago, the vehicle of choice was the indomitable Gypsy
Published on Dec 11, 2021 09:19 PM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Is the Slavia powering up the sedan market?

Skoda’s new Slavia, a plush, feature-laden drive is the most powerful in its class, and irons out bad roads with ease
The top-spec Slavia Style gets a 10-inch touch-screen, wireless Apple CarPlay, and a large cabin that gives it a big car feel
The top-spec Slavia Style gets a 10-inch touch-screen, wireless Apple CarPlay, and a large cabin that gives it a big car feel
Published on Nov 27, 2021 08:36 PM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Audi’s comeback in India

The Q5 could be the car that Audi is making up for lost time (and market share) with, after an 18-month hiatus
The Audi Q5 is a luxurious, practical SUV that is ‘not-too-big’ and ‘not-too-small’
The Audi Q5 is a luxurious, practical SUV that is ‘not-too-big’ and ‘not-too-small’
Published on Nov 13, 2021 09:17 PM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: On top of the world

Only a special car can take you to the peak of the new highest motorable road on Earth, the Umling La!
What better than the 650hp Lamborghini Urus, the most powerful SUV in India, to best appreciate the great work done by the BRO?
What better than the 650hp Lamborghini Urus, the most powerful SUV in India, to best appreciate the great work done by the BRO?
Published on Oct 30, 2021 10:01 PM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: A luxurious steal deal

With a mile-long list of equipment and an unbelievable price point, the Mahindra XUV700 has hit it out of the park!
At high speeds, the XUV700 feels sure-footed and you don’t have to slow down over poor surfaces for fear of getting tossed around
At high speeds, the XUV700 feels sure-footed and you don’t have to slow down over poor surfaces for fear of getting tossed around
Published on Oct 17, 2021 12:07 AM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: We’re ready for this Tesla!

It’s not clear when Tesla will officially come to India. But with some changes, it’ll completely be worth it in the world of EV vehicles
Tesla has succeeded where other electric car makers have failed because their approach is about technology first and cars second
Tesla has succeeded where other electric car makers have failed because their approach is about technology first and cars second
Published on Oct 02, 2021 10:28 PM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Electronic cars for the city

The Tata Tigor EV may not be good for weekend getaways, but it’s great for city use. Especially with ample of charging points around
In ideal conditions, Tata Motors claims a range of 306km, but in not so ideal conditions, don’t expect much more than 180-190km
In ideal conditions, Tata Motors claims a range of 306km, but in not so ideal conditions, don’t expect much more than 180-190km
Published on Sep 18, 2021 11:35 PM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The best of both worlds

The beauty of a hybrid is that when you run out of charge, you don’t get stranded irrespective of where you are
The Audi Q5 Sportback is a plug-in hybrid with a conventional 2-litre petrol engine
The Audi Q5 Sportback is a plug-in hybrid with a conventional 2-litre petrol engine
Published on Sep 04, 2021 09:41 PM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Legal@300

The NATRAX facility outside Indore is a marvel of civil engineering where cars can safely and legally be tested to beyond 300 kph
The Mercedes AMG GTR is powered by a fire breathing 585 hp twin-turbo V8
The Mercedes AMG GTR is powered by a fire breathing 585 hp twin-turbo V8
Published on Aug 22, 2021 08:33 AM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The invincibles

In a world beset with natural calamities, the made in India Jeep Wranglers are the rides of choice for everyone at the moment
The Wrangler’s invincible image is an intrinsic part of its desirability
The Wrangler’s invincible image is an intrinsic part of its desirability
Published on Aug 08, 2021 09:01 AM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The un-EV EV!

Audi’s e-tron 55 is designed to convince buyers to jump into the world of electric cars. Are you ready for it?
This Audi EV’s styling doesn’t scream ‘electric’ and the design is conventional
This Audi EV’s styling doesn’t scream ‘electric’ and the design is conventional
Published on Jul 25, 2021 08:26 AM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Small in size, big on luxury

The new Mini JCW is a car that needs to be pampered, even though you need a certain amount of commitment to buy something priced at 45.5 lakh
The JCW model gets a sportier treatment than the regular Mini
The JCW model gets a sportier treatment than the regular Mini
Updated on Jul 11, 2021 08:51 AM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The way it makes you feel

The Jaguar I-Pace luxury EV costs a bomb, but puts a big smile on your face as it brings back the joy of driving
This Jaguar vehicle has an engaging character that you don’t associate with EVs
This Jaguar vehicle has an engaging character that you don’t associate with EVs
Published on Jun 27, 2021 07:35 AM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Money no object

Rolls-Royce Boat Tail, the most expensive car in the world, revealed. Adn the car, which took four years to design, engineer and build, is a sculpture on wheels
The rear deck’s butterfly doors hinged on the centre line are theatric in the way they operate
The rear deck’s butterfly doors hinged on the centre line are theatric in the way they operate
Published on Jun 13, 2021 08:29 AM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The case for hybrids

With petrol prices rising and not enough charging plugs for EVs, an amalgamation of powertrains makes good sense
This Toyota vehicle feels best in the city and there’s more to it than its green credentials
This Toyota vehicle feels best in the city and there’s more to it than its green credentials
Updated on May 30, 2021 07:02 AM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Quiet in the countryside

The best way to explore a national park, even after the pandemic is done and over with, is in a non-polluting, silent vehicle
Twin benefits of zero pollution and no engine noise make this Tata variant perfect for safaris
Twin benefits of zero pollution and no engine noise make this Tata variant perfect for safaris
Published on May 16, 2021 07:31 AM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: When the sequel is better

This compact SUV packs size, luxury and driving pleasure all in one with their brand new upgraded model
The LED lights look techy and the chunky tail lights are replaced by a sleeker LED lamps 
The LED lights look techy and the chunky tail lights are replaced by a sleeker LED lamps 
Published on May 02, 2021 07:47 AM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: All for the family

The Hyundai Alcazar is a roomy and comfortable SUV, perfect for a safe family getaway, promising a cushy ride with bumps nicely rounded off
This Hyundai machine is a well-conceived and well-engineered SUV curated for Indian families
This Hyundai machine is a well-conceived and well-engineered SUV curated for Indian families
Updated on Apr 18, 2021 07:29 AM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Namaste to the new Indian emperor on the road

The mid-size Skoda Kushaq SUV is as local as it can be but, at the same time, is much more than just another SUV in the range
The car has a sharp, clean-cut styling replete with lots of Skoda design cues like the bold grille and techy detailing
The car has a sharp, clean-cut styling replete with lots of Skoda design cues like the bold grille and techy detailing
Published on Apr 03, 2021 08:42 PM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Luxurious, compact and confident

Offering comfort and quality, this ‘entry-level’ sedan is anything but entry-level, given its top notch interiors, among other aspects
The Mercedes A-class sedan is more about low pulse rate travel than lighting up a race track
The Mercedes A-class sedan is more about low pulse rate travel than lighting up a race track
Updated on Mar 20, 2021 09:22 PM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: A bit of a stretch

The Renault Kiger enters an overcrowded market with a brilliant design even as it has stuck to a conventional template
For the money, Kiger is a compact SUV that looks great, has loads of space, is well-equipped and is fun to drive too
For the money, Kiger is a compact SUV that looks great, has loads of space, is well-equipped and is fun to drive too
Published on Mar 06, 2021 07:09 PM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: A bit of a stretch

The BMW 3 series Gran Limousine is a more spacious and comfortable take on the original meant for chauffer-driven owners and is cost-effective
The Gran Limousine’s long rear doors open wide, which makes it easy to access the cabin
The Gran Limousine’s long rear doors open wide, which makes it easy to access the cabin
Updated on Feb 20, 2021 10:35 PM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Exploring the Atal Tunnel

Upon emerging on the other side of the Atal Tunnel, when you look up at the mighty mountains that used to be a natural barrier in the winter months, you realise what has been achieved
Atal tunnel built to world-class standards
Atal tunnel built to world-class standards
Updated on Feb 06, 2021 09:47 PM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The comeback car

Audi’s A4 marks the start of an onslaught of new models from the German carmaker, which has been starved of models for the past year
What really grabs your attention are new headlights capped by a striking LED strip that lift the looks of the car
What really grabs your attention are new headlights capped by a striking LED strip that lift the looks of the car
Published on Jan 23, 2021 07:10 PM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Stars and warriors

What Mumbai’s 2020 edition of MBCCR lost in mass was made up by class
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
Published on Jan 10, 2021 02:52 PM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: 5 dream cars for 2021

Turn the nightmare of 2020 into a reality of vehicle delectability
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
Updated on Dec 27, 2020 06:57 AM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: At home everywhere

The Defender is equally at home doing 150kph on the highway as it is doing 15kph in bumper-to-bumper city traffic
Credit for the Defender’s good dynamics goes to the air suspension
Credit for the Defender’s good dynamics goes to the air suspension
Published on Dec 13, 2020 07:56 AM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Romancing the road trip

After seven months of lockdown, there’s no better time to hit the road in your own virus-free bubble
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
Updated on Nov 29, 2020 07:56 AM IST
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