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

Land Rover’s SUV is gorgeous, though not the most logical buy
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
Updated on Jan 26, 2020 12:06 AM IST
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Sunday drive with Hormazd Sorabjee: Audi Q8 comes to India

The new Audi could well become India’s celebrities’ new favourite
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
Updated on Jan 12, 2020 12:13 AM IST
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Sunday drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Top five cars of 2019

It’s been a bad year for the automotive industry, but some vehicles have still hit it out of the park
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
Updated on Dec 28, 2019 09:52 PM IST
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Sunday drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: A look at the Mercedes-Benz India E-Class

Mercedes’ new SUV is massive in size, comfort and price
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
Updated on Dec 15, 2019 12:40 AM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Audi hits a six

With avant-garde design, a techy interior and a comfortable price, the carmaker may well regain its lost market share
The new A6 has a lot more chrome and bling than before
The new A6 has a lot more chrome and bling than before
Updated on Nov 30, 2019 10:12 PM IST
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Sunday drive with Hormazd Sorabjee: Buy these four cars before they are gone!

Some perfectly good vehicles will soon be discontinued due to new manufacturing standards. Grab one of these four before they’re gone.
AWD Renault Duster
AWD Renault Duster
Updated on Nov 16, 2019 10:09 PM IST
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Sunday drive with Hormazd Sorabjee: What stood out at the Tokyo Motor show

At the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show, the future looked like a fantasy
The Lexus LF-30 looks straight out of the next Star Wars movie
The Lexus LF-30 looks straight out of the next Star Wars movie
Published on Nov 02, 2019 09:57 PM IST
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Sunday drive with Hormazd Sorabjee: Taycan by surprise

What sets this car apart from other high-performance EVs is it’s impeccable road behaviour
The Taycan is a Porsche at heart
The Taycan is a Porsche at heart
Updated on Oct 19, 2019 09:18 PM IST
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Sunday drive with Hormazd Sorabjee: How will BMW’s latest outing fare on the Indian roads?

Version 7.0 of the BMW 3-series is well-rounded and mature, with the driver at its heart
The engine of the BMW 3-series is creamy smooth and when you floor the pedal you feel you’ve been hit with a velvet glove
The engine of the BMW 3-series is creamy smooth and when you floor the pedal you feel you’ve been hit with a velvet glove
Updated on Oct 05, 2019 11:59 PM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The fab four of Frankfurt Motor Show

Check out the top vehicles on display at this year’s edition of the international automobile exhibition
The Frankfurt motor show is the favourite for carmakers to showcase their forthcoming models
The Frankfurt motor show is the favourite for carmakers to showcase their forthcoming models
Updated on Sep 21, 2019 11:08 PM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Citroën C5 Aircross is as French as it gets!

The crossover vehicle that will enter the Indian market next year
Pushing the engine hard reveals it’s pretty noisy at high revs, which makes you hold a more relaxed pace
Pushing the engine hard reveals it’s pretty noisy at high revs, which makes you hold a more relaxed pace
Updated on Sep 07, 2019 10:03 PM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Meet Turbo S E-Hybrid…Porsche’s latest and most powerful SUV

The portly SUV might look like an overindulgence but can be exceptionally clean, thanks to its plug-in hybrid system
This German monster can run on electric power alone for short distances, which makes it as non-polluting as any electric car
This German monster can run on electric power alone for short distances, which makes it as non-polluting as any electric car
Updated on Aug 24, 2019 09:46 PM IST
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Sunday drive with Hormazd Sorabjee: It’s an SUV? It’s a coupe? It’s a BMW X4!

Purists may cringe at the thought of this mixed breed of vehicle, but the ‘crossover coupe’ segment has exploded
This car will slingshot you past traffic in a sports car-like fashion
This car will slingshot you past traffic in a sports car-like fashion
Updated on Aug 10, 2019 10:46 PM IST
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Sunday drive with Hormazd Sorabjee: Lexus LS 400 vs Lexus LC 500

A comparison of the first ever Lexus to the latest model takes you way back in time
The first LS 400 (left) and the latest LC 500 look a millennium apart
The first LS 400 (left) and the latest LC 500 look a millennium apart
Updated on Jul 27, 2019 09:47 PM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Is Nissan’s latest EV worth burning a huge hole in your pocket?

Nissan’s latest EV, soon to launch in India, will have you paying the earth to save the planet
While driving this EV, one can’t escape the pangs of ‘range anxiety’ seeded by the fear of running out of charge in the middle of nowhere...
While driving this EV, one can’t escape the pangs of ‘range anxiety’ seeded by the fear of running out of charge in the middle of nowhere...
Updated on Jul 13, 2019 10:36 PM IST
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Sunday Drive with Hormazd Sorabjee: MG Hector is not as rugged as its SUV rivals, but scores with mile-long features list

The first product from MG Motor India is set to define what the brand stands for
The blade-like turn indicators and the techy headlamp cluster in the new MG Hector look futuristic
The blade-like turn indicators and the techy headlamp cluster in the new MG Hector look futuristic
Updated on Jun 30, 2019 01:16 AM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The talents of the Trailhawk

Jeep’s new Compass variant is extremely versatile, as at home in the city as off-road
The Trailhawk comes with a dedicated ‘Rock’ mode, which lets you tackle rocks
The Trailhawk comes with a dedicated ‘Rock’ mode, which lets you tackle rocks
Updated on Jun 15, 2019 08:55 PM IST
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Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The silence of the Mercedes-Benz EQC

The first mass-produced all-electric vehicle from the oldest car company in the world is so quiet, you can actually hear yourself breathe
The only bits that spice up the looks of the Mercedes EQC are the stunning alloy wheels and the distinctive nose
The only bits that spice up the looks of the Mercedes EQC are the stunning alloy wheels and the distinctive nose
Updated on Jun 02, 2019 12:08 AM IST
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Sunday drive: Scorpio(n) king in mummy land!

For the first time ever, an Indian made car was shot with the Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza as a backdrop; the hefty $2,000 fee was entirely worth it
The Mahindra Scorpio’s tall seating position gives a commanding view of the road
The Mahindra Scorpio’s tall seating position gives a commanding view of the road
Updated on May 18, 2019 08:38 PM IST
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A plug-in hybrid that cures drinking problem!

SUVs are gas-guzzling monsters, right? The Volvo XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid says you’re wrong
The plug-in hybrid carries a large battery that can be charged from electrical outlets. This gives it the extra range
The plug-in hybrid carries a large battery that can be charged from electrical outlets. This gives it the extra range
Updated on May 04, 2019 10:21 PM IST
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Mercedes-Benz V-Class: The on-road luxurious conference room

This is the most luxurious MPV you can buy and is aimed at those who like to travel in a group, but in style
The electrically-operated sliding doors allow the main cabin to be accessed easily even in a tight parking spot
The electrically-operated sliding doors allow the main cabin to be accessed easily even in a tight parking spot
Updated on Apr 21, 2019 12:04 AM IST
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Jaguar I-Pace: The electric dream that can give charging nightmares

Jaguar’s award-winning gorgeous battery-powered SUV has shredded the perception of what electric vehicles are, but makes no sense without good charging infrastructure
The Jaguar I-Pace steers with a level of fluency and precision that belies its weight
The Jaguar I-Pace steers with a level of fluency and precision that belies its weight
Updated on Apr 06, 2019 11:20 PM IST
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Meet Pininfarina Battista, one of the fastest and most expensive cars on the planet!

The all-electric ‘hypercar’ from the homegrown Mahindra Group was unveiled to the world at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month
With Pininfarina Battista, the Mahindra Group has put an Italian company at the leading edge of tomorrow’s car world
With Pininfarina Battista, the Mahindra Group has put an Italian company at the leading edge of tomorrow’s car world
Updated on Mar 23, 2019 11:41 PM IST
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Timeless beauties: Automotive gems from 2019 Cartier Concours d’Elegance

The biannual event held in Jaipur showcased showcased several drool-worthy vintage cars
The vintage and classic cars showcased have been lovingly restored to look showroom ‘new’ by their owners
The vintage and classic cars showcased have been lovingly restored to look showroom ‘new’ by their owners
Updated on Mar 10, 2019 12:02 AM IST
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Lamborghini Huracan Evo: The car with a highly developed brain

The extremely sophisticated computer that runs this machine can make anyone a great driver!
The Huracan Evo’s shape is largely unchanged, but the design tweaks make it look more menacing
The Huracan Evo’s shape is largely unchanged, but the design tweaks make it look more menacing
Updated on Feb 24, 2019 12:59 AM IST
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Even with its quirks, the Mercedes-Benz CLS 300d is worth the price

The performance of this elegantly styled CLS is remarkably good
The downside of the swooping roofline is that it impinges on headroom
The downside of the swooping roofline is that it impinges on headroom
Updated on Feb 09, 2019 11:33 PM IST
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Driving a Ferrari in Jaisalmer is about as rare as a camel in Maranello

This supercar is quite usable in the deep hinterland because of its ability to tackle speed breakers.
What makes this supercar quite usable in the deep hinterland is its ability to tackle speed breakers
What makes this supercar quite usable in the deep hinterland is its ability to tackle speed breakers
Updated on Jan 27, 2019 11:23 AM IST
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The Mercedes-AMG G 63 review by Hormazd Sorabjee: The car that makes no sense

It’s old world and handles like a super tanker, but the 2 crores+ car is ridiculously endearing
The AMG G63 is the extreme, high-performance iteration of Mercedes’ venerable G-Class, which has remained largely unchanged since it was first introduced in 1979
The AMG G63 is the extreme, high-performance iteration of Mercedes’ venerable G-Class, which has remained largely unchanged since it was first introduced in 1979
Updated on Jan 12, 2019 09:01 PM IST
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2018 Car Review: Hormazd Sorabjee picks the best road rockers of the year

From Maruti to Lamborghini, a lowdown on four cars that shined their way through the year
The new Ertiga has lots of feel-good features that you don’t associate with an MPV at the amazing price it has been launched at
The new Ertiga has lots of feel-good features that you don’t associate with an MPV at the amazing price it has been launched at
Updated on Dec 29, 2018 11:31 PM IST
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The most un-Tata of them all

The Tata Harrier Review: What makes this car a truly global one...
Tata Harrier is the first car from a homegrown, Indian car manufacturer that can truly be called global
Tata Harrier is the first car from a homegrown, Indian car manufacturer that can truly be called global
Updated on Dec 15, 2018 10:32 PM IST
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