Shapur Kotwal

    Autocar India

    578 Articles | Contact author


    Deputy editor at Autocar India.

    Shapur is at the forefront of the magazine's extensive road testing activities and oversees the test instrumentation and data acquisition. Shapur has possibly the most experience among all road testers in the country.

    Stories By Shapur Kotwal

    Sep 17, 2023 08:00:00 AM

    Dolby to deliver 3D in-car audio in India; Mahindra is up...

    Harman and Dolby will collaborate on the upcoming range of Mahindra BE EVs.

    Read More

    Sep 14, 2023 04:55:00 PM

    SCOOP! Lotus to drive into India soon

    Lotus will be retailing its cars through Exclusive Motors of New Delhi; first to arrive will be Emira and Eletre EV.

    Read More

    Aug 21, 2023 10:09:00 AM

    Renault looking to introduce strong hybrids in India

    Renault India says it could localise its strong hybrids to ensure its products are competitive.

    Read More

    Aug 13, 2023 05:17:00 PM

    Mahindra future proofs the Thar with new Thar.e design

    The electric Thar concept will see its global debut on August 15 in Cape Town, South Africa.

    Read More

    Aug 05, 2023 10:40:00 AM

    More Mahindra SUVs to get ADAS

    Happy with the response for ADAS on the XUV700, Mahindra is looking to democratise the tech.

    Read More

    Jun 04, 2023 08:00:00 AM

    Mercedes-AMG to continue making V8s past 2030

    E-performance hybrid system will allow AMG’s V8 to live on into the future.

    Read More

    May 20, 2023 09:30:00 AM

    India’s lithium finds: how far off are cheaper batt...

    Between April 2022 and January 2023, India imported Rs 18,763 crore worth of lithium and lithium-ion.

    Read More

    Mar 24, 2023 12:03:00 PM

    Toyota Hilux vs Fortuner: 5 unique differences

    The Hilux and Fortuner might share parts, but their purposes are completely different.

    Read More

    Mar 18, 2023 01:29:00 PM

    5 cars you can’t miss at the Modern Classic Rally t...

    From Citroen’s quirky DS to luxurious Rolls-Royces, this year’s Modern Classic Rally has it all.

    Read More

    Sep 06, 2023 04:00:00 PM

    Tata Nexon facelift review: Bestseller thoroughly updated

    This might be a second facelift, but the changes inside and out make it seem like an all-new SUV.

    Read More

    Aug 19, 2023 08:30:00 AM

    Skoda Slavia long term review, 12,000km report

    Fifth report: It’s not an SUV, but it can handle pretty much anything you throw at it.

    Read More

    Jun 26, 2023 12:01:00 PM

    New BMW X1 video review

    The new BMW X1 is now bigger than before but is it the best one yet? Watch our review to find out.

    Read More

    Jun 26, 2023 12:00:00 PM

    2023 BMW X1 review: The All-rounder

    Bigger and better in almost every way, the new X1 ticks a lot of ‘must have’ boxes.

    Read More

    Jun 17, 2023 09:00:00 AM

    Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara long term review, 8,000km report

    Second report: Our car of the year proves it is a great all-rounder.

    Read More

    Jun 01, 2023 12:02:00 PM

    2023 BMW M2 video review

    The BMW M2 is back in an all-new avatar. And it's on offer with a manual gearbox! We tell you if this is a car that s...

    Read More

    Jun 01, 2023 12:00:00 PM

    2023 BMW M2 review: Entry to the M family

    The new M2 draws heavily from the great M cars of the past, but with a generous helping of modern tech.

    Read More

    May 14, 2023 08:00:00 AM

    Volkswagen Taigun long term review, 11,400km report

    Final report: It’s practical, beautifully built, comfortable, and loads and loads of fun. It’s so good, w...

    Read More

    May 13, 2023 08:00:00 AM

    Tata Nano EV (Jayem Neo) review: the one that got away

    The electric version of the Nano – the Neo – could have been the best Nano yet.

    Read More

    Aug 25, 2023 01:49:00 PM

    Chandrayaan 3: Five key facts about the Pragyan moon...

    Earlier this week, ISRO’s Vikram lander made a soft landing on the moon, making India the first country to land...

    Read More

    Aug 14, 2023 05:15:00 PM

    SUV vs Sub: Porsche Cayenne e-hybrid and Kalvari-class su...

    Porsche's SUV and the Indian-made submarine are both PHEVs. We take a ‘deep dive’ into what makes both ma...

    Read More

    Aug 07, 2023 05:30:00 PM

    Feature: Driving a Ferrari 296 GTS in the Himalayas

    In pursuit of the best driving roads, we drive a hybrid 830hp Ferrari to Himachal.

    Read More

    Jul 08, 2023 08:00:00 AM

    How Tata saved its 1.5 diesel without spending a fortune

    Stringent BS6 Phase 2 emissions norms forced others to use expensive SCR tech, but Tata found a workaround.

    Read More

    Jun 07, 2023 05:32:00 PM

    Honda Elevate exterior, interior design: in detail

    The Elevate’s exterior is in line with Honda’s global line-up, resembling the CR-V, HR-V and others.

    Read More

    May 26, 2023 05:23:00 PM

    Switch EiV22 driven: Mumbai's new electric double decker bus

    BEST’s all-new electric double decker, the Switch EiV22, is a happy amalgam of local engineering, ingenuity and...

    Read More

    Apr 03, 2023 06:11:00 PM

    Real Driving Emissions norms explained: Key questions ans...

    The stricter RDE norms have come into effect in India and require carmakers to conduct tests in a laboratory as well ...

    Read More

    Feb 10, 2023 08:00:00 AM

    Tata Sierra EV Concept SUV: the design story

    Tata’s new Sierra is a design that’s both fresh and modern but also carries forward the Sierra look, succ...

    Read More

    Feb 03, 2023 08:00:00 AM

    Analysis: Carbon neutrality, the big fight

    Toyota argues that there is more than one shade of green, and puts forth several alternatives to EVs. We weigh up the...

    Read More

    Aug 10, 2023 08:00:00 AM

    Opinion: Is Tata missing a trick by not doing a modern-da...

    With the return of classic nametags like the Safari and Sierra, should Tata revive the Sumo?

    Read More

    Jul 02, 2023 09:00:00 AM

    Opinion: Crossovers vs Upright SUVs

    Upright SUVs still rule, but crossovers are getting more popular in India.

    Read More

    May 07, 2023 08:00:00 AM

    Opinion: Revenge of the Pods

    Distilled down but well-equipped, can small EVs be the new volume players?

    Read More

    Jan 17, 2023 08:00:00 AM

    Opinion: Jimny – the return of the (Gypsy) King

    The five-door Jimny takes the Gypsy formula and adds comfort and sophistication.

    Read More

    Jan 08, 2023 08:00:00 AM

    Opinion: Taming EVs

    It's fascinating to know how engineers have managed to change EVs fundamentally and make them fun.

    Read More

    Dec 17, 2022 09:00:00 AM

    Opinion: Can electricity replace turbos?

    It won't be long before carmarkers start dropping turbos in favour of electrified powertrains to cut costs.

    Read More

    Oct 30, 2022 08:00:00 AM

    Opinion: E-boost works great

    Adding electric assistance normally results in smaller engines and less displacement, but that is not always a bad th...

    Read More

    Oct 03, 2022 08:00:00 AM

    Opinion: EV battery and its CO2 footprint

    While EVs are being promoted and pushed for their green future, are they really the answer over strong hybrids?

    Read More

    Nov 27, 2021 09:00:00 AM

    Power struggle

    Shapur talks about how only adequate performance is often simply inadequate.

    Read More
    Ask Autocar Anything about Car and Bike Buying and Maintenance Advices
    Need an expert opinion on your car and bike related queries?
    Ask Now
    Poll of the month

    Tata is considering separate showrooms for EVs, do you think all carmakers should do this?

    Yes, EV buyers have distinct needs



    Yes, it shows a strong commitment to EVs



    No, splitting showrooms creates inconvenience



    No, it will dilute the brand



    Total Votes : 384
    Sign up for our newsletter

    Get all the latest updates from the automobile universe