Hormazd Sorabjee

    Autocar India

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    Our editor has been writing about cars for over 30 years. He has driven everything on wheels from a 65-ton battle tank to a Formula 1 car and still can’t get enough. His dream is to drive from the Autocar UK office to Autocar India HQ.

    Stories By Hormazd Sorabjee

    Aug 15, 2022 11:38:00 AM

    India at 75: Keshub Mahindra – the man who saw it all

    Keshub Mahindra, the chairman and patriarch of the Mahindra Group, has seen the birth of the Indian automobile indust...

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    Aug 14, 2022 01:00:00 PM

    India at 75: RC Bhargava on how Maruti came to be and wha...

    He’s the man who steered Maruti from inception, and four decades on is still at its helm as non-executive chair...

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    Jul 07, 2022 03:44:00 PM

    ‘India plant helped us learn flexible manufacturing...

    With plants having to produce both ICE and EVs together, India CKD facilities are helping Mercedes adapt to a flexibl...

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    May 30, 2022 05:05:00 PM

    Mahindra to launch electric XUV300 in January 2023

    150hp all-electric XUV300 stretched to 4.2 metres using original SsangYong Tivoli body structure and likely to be ren...

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    Apr 23, 2022 10:00:00 AM

    Naveen Soni on the Lexus NX 350h, the prospect of launchi...

    On demand for the recently launched NX 350h SUV, potential for local assembly, prospect of launching an EV, and volum...

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    Mar 23, 2022 01:28:00 PM

    Mohan Savarkar on Tata Altroz DCT, company’s choice...

    With the Altroz now packing in an automatic transmission, Tata’s VP and product line head expects it to draw in...

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    Mar 22, 2022 02:40:00 PM

    Tata Motors, after record sales, prepares to build 5 lakh...

    The carmaker is eyeing Ford’s Sanand plant to bring up its production by up to 2.4 lakh units per annum.

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    Mar 14, 2022 11:47:00 AM

    Ashish Gupta on the VW Virtus, sedan segment sales and fu...

    VW expects 20-25 percent of Virtus customers to choose the stronger 1.5-litre engine, and the sedan to have a 12-15 p...

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    Feb 14, 2022 12:11:00 PM

    Maruti, Toyota aim to leapfrog rivals with global EV skat...

    While rivals convert ICE cars into EVs, Maruti and Toyota are working on an EV platform that will use state-of-the-ar...

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    Aug 15, 2022 07:00:00 AM

    Ola S1 Pro long term review, second report

    A pleasant riding experience was unpleasantly punctuated with visits from the Ola service team.

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    Aug 06, 2022 09:00:00 AM

    Mercedes-Benz EQB review: luxury EV for the family

    It may not be born electric, but the Mercedes EQB has everything and more to take on the sub-Rs 1 crore luxury EV mar...

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    Aug 02, 2022 08:00:00 AM

    Mercedes-Benz EQS review: Breaking the mould

    With its not-so-traditional exterior, space-age interior and born-electric platform, this is the most radical Merc yo...

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    Jul 09, 2022 09:00:00 AM

    2022 Range Rover review - The Best Gets Better

    The new Range Rover is better in every way and takes this iconic SUV’s appeal to another level altogether.

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    Jun 25, 2022 11:12:00 AM

    2022 Range Rover video review

    The first Range Rover was the original luxury SUV so you can understand why the arrival of a new model is such a big ...

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    Jun 22, 2022 09:00:00 AM

    2021 Skoda Superb long term review, fourth report

    For the chauffeur-driven folk, this sedan’s back seat is the place to be.

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    Jun 15, 2022 08:00:00 AM

    2022 Skoda Octavia long term review, second report

    The strong 2.0 TSI makes driving the Octavia a pleasure on any highway.

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    Jun 11, 2022 12:42:00 PM

    2022 Lamborghini Aventador Ultimae video review

    The Lamborghini Aventador is a legend and bows out in great style in limited-run Ultimae form. Hormazd Sorabjee heads...

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    May 21, 2022 09:00:00 AM

    Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae - The Last Hurrah

    The era of the Aventador comes to an end and how! Hormazd Sorabjee drives the angriest bull of them all.

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    Aug 12, 2022 06:33:00 PM

    India at 75: 10 most significant cars since Independence

    A list of the cars that defined the Indian market and the way consumers looked at cars over the past 75 years.

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    Aug 11, 2022 06:16:00 PM

    75 years of Independence: 10 leaders who shaped the autom...

    From our first prime minister to the Supreme Court of India, the list looks at names that changed the course for the ...

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    May 24, 2022 04:12:00 PM

    Auf Wiedersehen! Bidding farewell to the VW Polo

    Twelve years separated the first and last Polos in India, and we chart the journey of the car that laid the foundatio...

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    Dec 29, 2021 07:00:00 AM

    Déjà Vu: Nazir Hoosein Memorial Drive

    The Nazir Hoosein Memorial Drive was a chance for rally veterans to relive the Himalayan Rally and pay homage to the ...

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    Nov 06, 2021 09:00:00 AM

    Alpine escape with the Audi Q5 Sportback hybrid

    After a week behind the wheel of the Audi Q5 Sportback hybrid, we discover the many benefits and relevance of plug-in...

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    Sep 12, 2021 08:00:00 AM

    0-300kph in a Mercedes AMG GT R

    The new NATRAX high-speed bowl in Indore, for the first time, allows us to do an instrumented 0-300kph. We take you f...

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    May 23, 2021 09:00:00 AM

    Green 2 Green Drive: Tata Nexon EV on safari in Satpura

    With zero emissions and zero decibels, an EV is really the ideal vehicle with which to get amongst wildlife in its na...

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    Feb 28, 2021 08:00:00 AM

    Road Trip In A Mercedes EQC

    Can you take an EV on a road trip? Hormazd Sorabjee does just that with the Mercedes EQC, which he silently whisks of...

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    Jan 09, 2021 09:00:00 AM

    Cross-country drive in a BMW M8 Coupe: Fly Another Day

    Why fly when you can fly instead? Confused? We make a case for the seriously fast BMW M8 on an impulsive drive from D...

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    Apr 27, 2021 07:28:00 PM

    Farewell to a people’s man who led a people’s...

    Decisive, visionary, and passionate, Jagdish Khattar transformed Maruti from a monopolistic monolith into an agile co...

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    Aug 10, 2015 11:58:00 AM

    What's in a name?

    Suzuki’s all-new hatchback has been christened the Baleno for Europe but in India, Maruti should call it the Zen.

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    Dec 14, 2013 04:38:00 PM

    The car that put India on wheels

    The Maruti 800 was born 30 years ago and changed the face of motoring in India forever.

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    Nov 20, 2013 04:49:00 AM

    Secret City

    The all-new Honda City is the industry’s best kept secret and the most awaited launch today. Can’t wait f...

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    May 31, 2013 10:09:00 PM

    Everest by road

    Back in 1994, we drove five Mahindra Armadas right up to the base camp of Mt Everest as part of a 13,000km voyage acr...

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    Feb 21, 2013 06:00:00 PM

    Ratan Tata's biggest achievement

    Ratan Tata's most significant contributions.

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