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

VW Passat driven and tested: Well-equipped and practical! By HT Brunch columnist Hormazd Sorabjee

Solid and safe, the VW Passat is so worth the high price
The Passat is an outstanding cruiser and feels wonderfully tied down at expressway speeds
The Passat is an outstanding cruiser and feels wonderfully tied down at expressway speeds
Updated on Dec 01, 2018 11:02 PM IST
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Everything you wanted to know about the Ferrari 488 Spider and didn’t know who to ask!

Join us as we take the convertible for a spin out of the Madras Race Track… and feel the wind in your hair
The Ferrari 488 Spider switches from hard top to open top with the simple press of a button
The Ferrari 488 Spider switches from hard top to open top with the simple press of a button
Updated on Nov 17, 2018 10:49 PM IST
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The Lexus ES 300h driven and reviewed: Fast, not furious?

The hybrid car is refined and smooth, but does it set your pulse racing?
When running on pure electric power, the ES 300h feels as quiet as a library and nicely cocoons you from the mayhem on the roads
When running on pure electric power, the ES 300h feels as quiet as a library and nicely cocoons you from the mayhem on the roads
Updated on Nov 04, 2018 01:48 AM IST
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Tesla killers are coming

The charge for EV supremacy from traditional carmakers has begun
The 5 seat e-tron is identifiable as an Audi SUV alright but it does get some unique detailing to set it apart
The 5 seat e-tron is identifiable as an Audi SUV alright but it does get some unique detailing to set it apart
Published on Oct 20, 2018 11:42 PM IST
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The BMW X5 review: All grown up and ready to roll!

The latest generation is bigger, more luxurious, and minus sharp edges
Details such as muscular wheel arches and a tautly skinned body retain the X5’s athletic looks
Details such as muscular wheel arches and a tautly skinned body retain the X5’s athletic looks
Updated on Oct 06, 2018 10:40 PM IST
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Cars of the past, present and future

Join us at Monterey Car Week in America, every automobile lover’s delight!
Amir Jetha’s restored 1935 Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental Coupe was adjudged best Rolls in the show
Amir Jetha’s restored 1935 Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental Coupe was adjudged best Rolls in the show
Published on Sep 22, 2018 09:32 PM IST
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The McLaren720S: The smooth operator

Soon to zoom down Indian roads, the super car is devastatingly smooth
The 720S’s trademark butterfly doors that swing open skywards, give the car an element of drama
The 720S’s trademark butterfly doors that swing open skywards, give the car an element of drama
Updated on Sep 08, 2018 08:44 PM IST
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More power to you, please...

The only real lack in the fifth gen Honda CR-V is engine capacity
The high, sculpted bonnet and chunkier sides gives the new car much needed dose of muscle
The high, sculpted bonnet and chunkier sides gives the new car much needed dose of muscle
Updated on Aug 26, 2018 12:06 AM IST
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What the F1! How tough is it really to drive a Formula 1 car

Once you have driven an F1 car, you’ll know: driving anything else is meaningless!
The acceleration of the Lotus-Renault E20 is so violent that it feels like you’ve been strapped onto a Brahmos missile
The acceleration of the Lotus-Renault E20 is so violent that it feels like you’ve been strapped onto a Brahmos missile
Updated on Aug 11, 2018 10:54 PM IST
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Happy birthday to the oldest young car on the road

The legendary 911 sports car is what shaped the iconic 70-year-old Porsche brand more than anything else
The car demands you to drive it inch perfect, with small and precise inputs of the steering, brakes and throttle
The car demands you to drive it inch perfect, with small and precise inputs of the steering, brakes and throttle
Updated on Jul 28, 2018 10:40 PM IST
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Practical, unpretentious, but without personality

The new Skoda Karoq is packed with features, but unlike its predecessor, it has no character
The first impression of the Karoq is that it’s bigger in every dimension and more of a scaled-down Kodiaq
The first impression of the Karoq is that it’s bigger in every dimension and more of a scaled-down Kodiaq
Updated on Jul 14, 2018 10:44 PM IST
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A road trip through Iran

Ten days on the road in this beautiful country have changed my perceptions forever
A Scorpio outside the Golestan Palace in Tehran, Iran
A Scorpio outside the Golestan Palace in Tehran, Iran
Updated on Jun 30, 2018 09:02 PM IST
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A Mustang to Mahabaleshwar

This American muscle car can do what its finer European counterparts can’t: cruise Indian roads without ripping out the underbody
The car doesn’t pretend to have the finesse or build quality of its German rivals and is pretty low tech in comparison
The car doesn’t pretend to have the finesse or build quality of its German rivals and is pretty low tech in comparison
Updated on Jun 16, 2018 11:45 PM IST
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The all-new BMW M5: driven and reviewed!

Is this the best sports sedan money can buy?
This super sedan, which pumps out a titanic 600hp from its big V8 motor is the most powerful BMW you can buy
This super sedan, which pumps out a titanic 600hp from its big V8 motor is the most powerful BMW you can buy
Updated on Jun 02, 2018 10:19 PM IST
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Exclusive! Driving the new Ferrari Pista

Behind the wheel in the sports car maker’s latest offering
Pista, meaning track in Italian is the name given to the track version of the Ferrari 488 GTB
Pista, meaning track in Italian is the name given to the track version of the Ferrari 488 GTB
Updated on May 19, 2018 10:31 PM IST
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Is it a sports car? Is it a missile? No, it’s a super SUV!

Meet the Urus, Lamborghini’s much-awaited big car, and see if it lives up to its maker’s reputation
The Urus may not have skyward opening doors like its cousin, the Aventador. But it does have all other Lamborghini design cues
The Urus may not have skyward opening doors like its cousin, the Aventador. But it does have all other Lamborghini design cues
Updated on May 05, 2018 10:43 PM IST
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Volvo’s new XC60 is the perfect mid-size luxury SUV for you

It’s already won a number of accolades including the 2018 World Car of the Year award
From the look of it, the XC60 doesn’t come across as a typical, in-your-face, imposing SUV
From the look of it, the XC60 doesn’t come across as a typical, in-your-face, imposing SUV
Updated on Apr 21, 2018 11:40 PM IST
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The big little car gets bigger

The third generation Swift has huge shoes to fill. Will it be as iconic as the first two?
The Swift, with its funky design, proved that affordable cars don’t have to be boring
The Swift, with its funky design, proved that affordable cars don’t have to be boring
Updated on Apr 07, 2018 11:27 PM IST
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The ‘too good to be true’ e-car: Renault Zoe e-Sport

The Renault Zoe e-Sport proves that electric vehicles can change their goody-goody image. Too bad you’ll never be able to buy it!
The Renault Zoe e-Sport shows what the cars of the future could be like and can hit a high of 210 kph without any jerks
The Renault Zoe e-Sport shows what the cars of the future could be like and can hit a high of 210 kph without any jerks
Updated on Mar 24, 2018 11:11 PM IST
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Luxury spelt with an S: The new Mercedes S-Class

Traditional strengths meet a new engine and driver assist systems to keep the new S-Class right at the top
The the S-Class is the first Mercedes in India to get some form of semi-autonomous tech with its suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
The the S-Class is the first Mercedes in India to get some form of semi-autonomous tech with its suite of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
Updated on Mar 10, 2018 08:54 PM IST
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Hey muscle, meet elegance!

The Range Rover Velar is decidedly gorgeous, but pretty pricey too
The Velar has designer looks
The Velar has designer looks
Published on Feb 24, 2018 08:16 PM IST
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Maruti’s dominance hinges on the future of India: Toshihiro Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki’s dominance in India is the envy of many but unlike others its future is hinged on India. Is it risky being so dependent on a single market?
Suzuki Motor's President Toshihiro Suzuki speaks during a media round table in New Delhi.(REUTERS Photo)
Suzuki Motor's President Toshihiro Suzuki speaks during a media round table in New Delhi.(REUTERS Photo)
Updated on Feb 03, 2016 07:42 AM IST
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Why fly when you can drive?

The road from Germany to India – across Prague, Warsaw, Moscow, Ulaanbaatar and Mandalay – is one helluva ride.
(Photo: Rishad Saam Mehta)
(Photo: Rishad Saam Mehta)
Updated on Jan 02, 2016 09:50 PM IST
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A joyride with Ratan Tata

The world knows Ratan Tata as the reserved and unassuming head of India’s largest business conglomerate but away from the office and his sober business suits, there’s a different dimension to Tata’s life. Hormazd Sorabjee interviews him on his craze for cars.
Updated on Jan 06, 2013 11:24 AM IST
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2012: What’s trending now

Today is the start of a whole new year. It all looks fresh, shiny and new. So what’s up for the 12 months to come? What will we wear? How will we look? What movies must we keep tabs on?
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Updated on Dec 31, 2011 05:03 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPankaj Ahuja, Apeni George, Apeni George, Komal Nahta, Hormazd Sorabjee, Magandeep Singh, Frederick Divecha, Emmanuelle de Decker

Formula for success

The scale of India's first-ever Grand Prix (GP) is huge and it will be fair to say that this is the biggest sporting event that the nation will witness. Hormazd Sorabjee writes.
Updated on Oct 29, 2011 02:18 AM IST
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Volkswagen Jetta: Version 2.0

Whichever way you look at it, the new Jetta is bigger, better and more mature than before.
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Updated on Oct 18, 2011 01:37 AM IST
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'F1 drivers do come from another planet!'

The first Indian journalist to drive an F1 car relives the twice-in-a-lifetime experience.
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Updated on Oct 16, 2011 01:14 AM IST
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Heavy-duty sedan

The GPS says I’m rushing across a sand dune at around 180 kph, in Oman, a little country in the Middle East. This is where Bentley has chosen to launch its new Bentley Continental GT.
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Updated on Jan 15, 2011 02:19 AM IST
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A sharp, new Cayenne

The Cayenne is a huge success for Porsche — this model has singularly cracked open new markets for the company. Last year, this SUV accounted for around 80 per cent of the company’s annual sales in the country.
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Updated on Jun 16, 2010 03:15 PM IST
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