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

Weekend Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: A new Italian stallion

Ferrari’s first four-door, four-seater car, the all-new Purosangue, seems like it was made for India

The Purosangue is comfortable, spacious and high enough above the ground to suit India’s inconsistent roads.
Published on Mar 17, 2023 10:49 PM IST

Weekend Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Lightning bolts

The fastest, heaviest, most expensive supercar in the world is also electric. Even at 2.2 tonnes, the Pininfarina Battista can do 358 kph

The Pininfarina Battista rockets from 0 to 100kph in a scarcely believable 1.86 seconds.
Updated on Mar 04, 2023 12:55 PM IST

Weekend Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The winning streak

The Cayman was conceived for track use, which is why it may be the best-handling Porsche of all time

The Cayman GT4 RS roars from 0 to 100kph in just 3.4 seconds. And, if you can legally find the right road, it will hit a top speed of 315kph
Published on Feb 17, 2023 08:09 PM IST

Weekend Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Just skidding

Driving two kinds of cars, in sub-zero temperatures, over a frozen field in Austria, isn’t foolhardy. It’s one for the bucket list

The Audi Ice Experience is set against the backdrop of the Austrian Alps. One must drive on pure ice, where grip levels are negligible.
Published on Feb 03, 2023 11:32 PM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Show-stoppers of Auto Expo 2023

India’s biggest motor show was finally back this year after missing its 2022 date due to Covid-19

The Maruti Jimny, Tata Sierra concept, Maruti Suzuki Fronx, Harrier EV, and Hyundai Ioniq 5
Published on Jan 20, 2023 10:36 PM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: A car in search of a road

On a twisty, freshly paved and relatively secluded road in the Sahyadri hills, I am quietly celebrating the internal combustion engine in all its glory

The 718 Spyder’s naturally aspirated engine and responsive motor make it best suited for roads out of the city
Published on Jan 06, 2023 10:43 PM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The everyday EV

With its Q4 e-tron, Audi has managed to achieve a normal driving experience that filters out the artificial feel of electric vehicles

The Q4 e-tron hits all the right buttons, if you’re looking for an everyday electric car
Updated on Dec 09, 2022 11:58 PM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Boss level baby

The soft ride, plush seats and overall refinement of the Audi A8L put comfort and class right at the top

Audi’s latest offering, the Audi A8L, offers both hits and misses
Published on Nov 25, 2022 09:58 PM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Maha Mahabaleshwar test

The last time I took an electric car to Mahabaleshwar, I almost never made it

The Mercedes-Benz EQS hits a double whammy with its speed and range
Published on Nov 12, 2022 12:04 AM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The speed king

You would think that the purpose and relevance of the new 911 GT3 RS, the most track-focussed production Porsche ever did, would be lost on Indian customers

Porsche is setting a new benchmark for cars with its performance and track-focussed GT3 RS
Published on Oct 29, 2022 01:23 AM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Hits and misses, ups and downs

The long-awaited Mahindra XUV400 is the first electric SUV from Mahindra after years of talking electric, and is finally the walk of the company’s EV talk

Mahindra’s first electric SUV is set to give strong competition to the Tata Nexon
Published on Oct 15, 2022 12:44 AM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Cross-country charge

4,400 km, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, in the Porsche Taycan and not a drop of fuel used!

How practical is an electric car? Can you take one on a cross-country drive? Or, are they slaves to a plug near you? Can you get stuck in the middle of nowhere with a flat battery?
Updated on Sep 30, 2022 11:48 PM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Shock treatment

Mercedes’s first electric AMG provides the ultimate electric thrills in a civilised and supremely comfortable car—for a price

This electric luxury saloon EV offers a range of 580 kilometres on a single charge
Published on Sep 17, 2022 02:17 AM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The Goldilocks car

Audi’s new Q3 is neither too small, nor too big and may in fact be just right. Especially since it’s quality is top-notch

Audi is finally bringing the Q3 to India after a long delay but it seems to be worth the wait
Published on Sep 03, 2022 01:42 AM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Green goddess

As the BMW i4 enters India, prepare to be tempted like never before. And it comes at a better price too

With an appealing price point and the highest range in India, the BMW i4 is a sweet deal
Published on Aug 19, 2022 07:20 PM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Ace of hearts

The Mercedes EQB’s relaxed character and family-sized cabin makes a great case for itself in the fast-growing EV market

The EQB will be the first seven-seater electric SUV in India and is priced competitively
Published on Aug 05, 2022 09:12 PM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The German revolution

The Mercedes EQS, to be launched in India next month, has set a new benchmark for electric luxury vehicles

Mercedes has broken the mould and done everything right with this new car
Published on Jul 22, 2022 07:23 PM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Old-school but cool

The Lexus RC F is engaging and fun to drive, but it certainly isn’t easy to acquire. There’s no official price because it never officially launched in India!

The car’s strength lies under its bonnet with an engine that loves to be revved
Updated on Jul 09, 2022 12:21 AM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: In the lap of Israel

Two Mercs, three seas, seven days, 1,300km and lots of desert. The Holy Land has a lot to offer, and is best experienced from behind the wheel

The best way to explore a small country like Israel is by road
Published on Jun 24, 2022 10:15 PM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: That sweet spot

The Volvo XC40 Recharge may not look flashy, but its performance is addictive. And equally importantly, it’s affordable!

The XC40 Recharge—Volvo’s first fully-electric compact SUV—has a range of about 350 kms, a useful ‘frunk’ and familiar Volvo styling
Published on Jun 10, 2022 08:03 PM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Dashing past the goalposts

The new 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is packed with technology, drives well and looks great inside and out

The all-new W206 C-Class has scaled down, but similar proportions, to the S-class
Updated on May 28, 2022 02:04 AM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Coming in strong

Jeep’s just-introduced Meridian has its pros and cons, but has a likely chance at being the new three-row SUV of choice

This diesel-only offering from Jeep may be the mainstream model that the company needs in India
Published on May 14, 2022 02:39 AM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Master of them all

The new Range Rover is an all-rounder that is set to compete for the position of the largest, most luxurious and most expensive SUV in India

The all-new Range Rover is a very big SUV, much bigger than the previous model in every dimension
Published on Apr 29, 2022 08:28 PM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: The last hurrah

That the Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae Roadster is all sold out is no surprise. After all, it’s an exhilarating slice of a glorious past.

The car goes from 0-100kph in 2.8 seconds, thunders past the 200kph mark in 8.7 seconds and hits a top speed of 355kph
Updated on Apr 15, 2022 10:06 PM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: First class in (almost) every way

The Mercedes Maybach S 580 is fit for an emperor—and priced the same way. For those who can afford it, it’s a haven on wheels

The Mercedes Maybach S 580 is all that the S-Class is, and a whole lot more
Published on Apr 03, 2022 01:11 AM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Breaking the price barrier?

Only if EV buyers transcend the traditional barriers of size and cost will Lexus launch its UX 300e in India

This compact crossover could be Lexus’ answer to India’s burgeoning electric vehicle market
Published on Mar 20, 2022 08:55 AM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Europe on India’s roads

The Slavia, the latest sedan from Skoda, is a sharp-looking car with a lot going for it which will appeal to those looking for a fresh, European alternative

Skoda’s new sedan is here to cement the brand’s position in the mid-sized sedan segment
Updated on Mar 06, 2022 12:56 AM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Meet the most powerful hatchback in the world

This fast hatchback may be small, but it has the distinction of holding multiple ‘most-powerful’ records

The sporty Mercedes-AMG A 45 S definitely isn’t meant to be a car for everyday use
Published on Feb 20, 2022 12:10 AM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Driving through the Gir Forest National Park

Driving the first EV in Gir provided the satisfaction of knowing it would not disturb wildlife nor pollute the pristine forest

During the two days spent driving the Audi e-tron in Gir, lion sightings were aplenty
Updated on Feb 05, 2022 11:50 PM IST

Sunday Drive by Hormazd Sorabjee: Next-gen electric cars

The all-electric Ioniq 5 is Hyundai’s next bet for India and is free from the packaging and design constraints

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a slice of the future, with a butter-smooth ride, impressive performance and a hushed driving experience
Updated on Jan 23, 2022 12:18 AM IST
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