Colum Wood

With AutoGuide from its launch, Colum previously acted as Editor-in-Chief of Modified Luxury & Exotics magazine where he became a certifiable car snob driving supercars like the Koenigsegg CCX and racing down the autobahn in anything over 500 hp.

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Expect a New Lamborghini Hypercar Every Year

Expect a New Lamborghini Hypercar Every Year

Far more than just special edition models, Lamborghini has made headlines over the past few years by launching extremely limited edition versions of wild supercars. Like the Veneno and Sesto Elemento, there will be more hypercars to come confirms company R&D boss Maurizio Reggiani. Speaking at an event on the sidelines of the Detroit Auto…

MINI Mulls Diesels for America

MINI Mulls Diesels for America

Revealed at the LA Auto Show last week the all-new MINI hardtop will be offered with two gasoline engine options, but a diesel could be in the cards says brand product boss Pat McKenna. The demand for diesel MINIs in America, which have long been offered overseas, is growing. “We hear it from our dealers…

Cadillac Boss is Pulling for Lincoln

Cadillac Boss is Pulling for Lincoln

Despite dismissive comments about its cross-town rival being made in the past, Cadillac wants to set the record straight on Lincoln. “I root for the folks at Lincoln,” says Caddy brand boss Bob Ferguson, speaking to AutoGuide at the Detroit Auto Show earlier this week. His comments are much more supportive than those of his…

Colum’s Recent Reviews

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Review

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Review
With a wild new look, luxury amenities, huge power and (at long last) seats worthy of its performance credentials, is the C7 Corvette an affordable Porsche slayer?...

2014 Jaguar F-Type Review - Video

2014 Jaguar F-Type Review - Video
Is the F-Type a genuine Porsche 911 rival? And more importantly, did we just write the first Jaguar review in history to not include a cat reference....

2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus Review - Video

2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus Review - Video
Meeting and even exceeding expectations when it comes to both style and performance, the R8 V10 Plus is both incredibly refined and surprisingly violent....

2013 Buick Enclave Review

2013 Buick Enclave Review
Big, quiet, comfortable and affordable, the Buck Enclave makes for an attractive luxury-level SUV. If only it had a luxury interior....

2014 Acura RLX Review - Video

2014 Acura RLX Review - Video
A brand known for doing its own thing, Acura is once again up to its old tricks, trying to sell a front-drive sedan in a rear-drive luxury segment. ...

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Nissan Micra Not US-Bound

Nissan Micra Not US-Bound
With the introduction of the Micra to Canada it seemed like an inevitability that Nissan would then bring the small car to America, but that’s not going to happen. “Yes there would be space for the Micra, but my view is it’s not worth it,” said Nissan North America VP of Product Planning Pierre Loing...

More Nismo Models Coming Says Nissan Product Boss

More Nismo Models Coming Says Nissan Product Boss
The next Nismo-tuned product from Nissan is likely to be a hopped-up version of its Sentra compact sedan, but there will be more to follow says product boss Pierre Loing. Speaking with AutoGuide at the New York Auto Show last week Loing wouldn’t give any specifics but did confirm that Nissan will offer more Nismo...

MINI Considered Cheaper Base Model to Boost Sales

MINI Considered Cheaper Base Model to Boost Sales
MINI sales are in a serious slump, but that doesn’t mean the brand is willing to cater to the lowest common denominator. Over the past several years sales for the fun British brand have increased steadily with the addition of numerous new models. There have been successes (the Countryman) and failures (the Coupe and Roadster)...

New MINI Variant Due This Year While Clubman on Hiatus

New MINI Variant Due This Year While Clubman on Hiatus
With the debut of a new MINI hardtop, those awaiting a second-generation Clubman will have to be patient… maybe forever. Speaking to AutoGuide at the New York Auto Show last week, MINI product boss Pat McKenna revealed that the Clubman concept revealed just a few weeks prior at the Geneva Motor Show isn’t heading to...

McLaren to Steer Clear of Hybrid Tech on Future Models

McLaren to Steer Clear of Hybrid Tech on Future Models
McLaren has promised one new model each year and while there are plenty of rumors as to what will arrive in 2015, we can confirm it won’t use hybrid power. Speaking with AutoGuide at the New York Auto Show McLaren Automotive product planning boss Jamie Corstophine commented that electrification of the powertrain is, “not appropriate...

25 Years of Mazda Miatas: a History in Photos

25 Years of Mazda Miatas: a History in Photos
Celebrating 25 years of its much-loved sports car, Mazda is presenting a huge selection of historic MX-5 Miata models at the New York Auto Show. In addition to the a new 25th Anniversary Edition model and the debut of a the new Skyactiv chassis that will underpin the fourth generation MX-5, Mazda brought over a...

Lexus IS Next to Get Turbocharged 4-Cylinder

Lexus IS Next to Get Turbocharged 4-Cylinder
The IS sports sedan will be the next product in the Lexus lineup to gain a turbocharged engine. Speaking to AutoGuide today at the New York Auto Show a company representative confirmed that the new turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder announced for the NX crossover will soon be offered in the IS. SEE ALSO: Lexus NX Revealed...

Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe Video, First Look

Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe Video, First Look
What if we told you there was a car that combines the torque of a NASCAR racer with the luxury of a private yacht? Well It doesn’t exist. That’s because this car, the Mercedes S63 AMG coupe actually makes more twist than an oval track racer. And it can also turn right. It’s also really...

2016 Mazda MX-5 Chassis Reveals a Lighter, Smaller Next-Gen Miata

2016 Mazda MX-5 Chassis Reveals a Lighter, Smaller Next-Gen Miata
Mazda has revealed the chassis that will underpin the next-generation MX-5 today at the New York Auto Show, promising a sports car that will be both lighter and smaller. The new FR Skyactiv chassis marks the first time the brand’s new Skyactiv engineering philosophy of performance through light weight has been applied to a rear-wheel...

Toyota Recalls Over 6 Million Vehicles

Toyota Recalls Over 6 Million Vehicles
Toyota has announced a wide range of recalls affecting 6.39 million vehicles including 2.34 million in North America. In total, five separate recalls and over a dozen different models are included in the safety bulletin, with issues ranging from faulty airbags to seat rails that do not lock in place. The largest of the recalls...

We Ripped on the Mitsubishi Mirage and One Dealership Published This Awesome Response

We Ripped on the Mitsubishi Mirage and One Dealership Published This Awesome Response
If you want to survive the Zombie Apocalypse, avoid the Mitsubishi Mirage. That, at least, is the opinion of AutoGuide writer Craig Cole, but one Mitsubishi dealership decided to fight fire with fire. Sure, they wrote us a letter, but the team of Alice D’artagnan and Morgan Evans of Quality Mitsubishi in Littleton, CO also published...

2015 MINI Countryman to Debut at NY Auto Show

2015 MINI Countryman to Debut at NY Auto Show
Originally introduced as a 2011 model, MINI will debut a refreshed version of its Countryman crossover at the New York Auto Show in just a few weeks’ time. Rather than a next-generation product, the 2015 Countryman updates are “most cosmetic” MINI spokesman Rob Duda tells AutoGuide and will include both equipment and material upgrades to...
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