Luke Vandezande

Luke is an energetic automotive journalist who spends his time covering industry news and crawling the internet for the latest breaking story. When he isn't in the office, Luke can be found obsessively browsing used car listings, drinking scotch at his favorite bar and dreaming of what to drive next, though the list grows a lot faster than his bank account. He's always on Twitter looking for a good car conversation.

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Taking it to the Track

Taking it to the Track

We like cars and we really love driving them. But unless your name is Sebastian and you pilot an F1 Red Bull Infiniti, there’s always room to improve one’s skill behind the wheel. At AutoGuide, we are no exception to the rule and any time we get a chance to sharpen our talents, we jump…

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.

Luke’s Recent Reviews

2013 Holden Commodore Ute Review

2013 Holden Commodore Ute Review
During a recent trip ‘down under’ AutoGuide Managing Editor Luke Vandezande had a chance to drive one of Australia’s most iconic cars. Did it live up to the hype? ...

2013 Nissan Juke NISMO Review - Video

2013 Nissan Juke NISMO Review - Video
Looking to grow its NISMO brand Nissan has begun affixing performance parts to a new series of models in its lineup, the latest being the quirky Juke. So does this souped-up crossover deserve the motorsports badge? We think you already know the answer....

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Porsche Macan Plug-In Hybrid Rumored

Porsche Macan Plug-In Hybrid Rumored
The next Porsche to use a plug-in hybrid powertrain will be the Macan according to a report by Australian website Motoring. Porsche is reportedly fitting an evolution of the powertrain it uses in the Panamera S e-Hybrid into its compact crossover with a combined total output of 410 horsepower and 435 lb-ft. of torque that...

Lotus Crossover, Sedan Plans Still on the Table

Lotus Crossover, Sedan Plans Still on the Table
Lotus says it is on track to sell 2,000 cars this year and plans to continue scaling its business up by growing its dealer network and offering more variants of its current product portfolio. in the next nine months. CEO Jean-Marc Gales doesn’t plan to stop there, telling AutoCar that the company’s core values don’t...

GMC Unveils Sport Truck’ Without Performance Upgrades

GMC Unveils Sport Truck’ Without Performance Upgrades
GMC announced a new trim level for the Sierra 1500 today that it plans to market as a sport variant to other versions of its half-ton. The Sierra Elevation Edition is supposed to serve as a new entry in the virtually non-existent sport pickup truck segment. At the pinnacle, the term “performance truck” stood for...

Self-Driving Vehicles Get a Taste of Califorina Love

Self-Driving Vehicles Get a Taste of Califorina Love
California has issued a total of 29 permits allowing companies to test self-driving cars on state roads under newly-established rules in the first week of their implementation. The permits went to three companies this week, of which the first belongs to Audi. California’s Department of Motor Vehicles gave the four-ring brand two permits to test...

Cadillac Flagship to be Built at Detroit-Hamtramck

Cadillac Flagship to be Built at Detroit-Hamtramck
The next major step in Cadillac’s plot to regain legitimacy as a world-class luxury brand will debut to the public in the first half of next year. Cadillac announced today that its new flagship sedan will be built at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant based on a new rear-wheel drive architecture codenamed Omega. Production of the...

Renault R.S. 01 Race Car is French for Ferocious

Renault R.S. 01 Race Car is French for Ferocious
If you have $400,000 burning a hole in your bank account – because who doesn’t – Renault has something that might be worth looking at. The French company known for absolutely nothing in North America in decades is still number two in its homeland and a strong proponent of promotion through racing. That’s where the...

2015 Mercedes M-Class Migrates to Four-Cylinder Diesel

2015 Mercedes M-Class Migrates to Four-Cylinder Diesel
Mercedes is cutting the diesel V6 from its lineup of M-Class SUVs for the 2015 model year. In its place, the German luxury brand will offer customers the ML250 BlueTEC using the same twin-turbo 2.1-liter inline four-cylinder engine as the smaller diesel-powered GLK250. The quietly introduced model won’t be tied to any major ad campaign,...

Kia Rio to Get Fresh Face for Paris Motor Show

Kia Rio to Get Fresh Face for Paris Motor Show
The Kia Rio is headed for a mid-cycle refresh that will be on display for the first time next month during the Paris Motor Show alongside a re-designed Sorento crossover. Kia’s current sub-compact (pictured) model won’t go through any drastic changes, but the company will graft on a new front fascia while offering different wheels...

Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider Paris Premier Rumored

Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider Paris Premier Rumored
One year after the coupe, Ferrari will debut its open air version of the 458 Speciale at the Paris Motor Show. As you might already know, the 458 Speciale is something of a record holder because its banshee screaming 4.5-liter V8 makes 597 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque without forced induction. The result is...

2015 Volvo XC90 Dons Sporty R-Design Costume

2015 Volvo XC90 Dons Sporty R-Design Costume
Continuing its attempt to regain relevance and customer attention, Volvo revealed the sportier R-Design variant of its all-new 2015 XC90 crossover today. Like past R-Design Volvo products, the 2015 XC90 doesn’t get anything that actually enhances its performance capability, although the new Drive-E powetrains offer up to 400 hp by matching a four-cylinder engine that...

Lamborghini Teases Perfection Times Two for Paris

Lamborghini Teases Perfection Times Two for Paris
The fighting bull brand has something crazy under wraps for the Paris Motor Show this year. Lamborghini just dropped a teaser image with a caption claiming that the company is doubling perfection, although it isn’t clear what that means. The silhouette shows the roof line to what looks like a huge cabin that might have...

Ferrari 458 to Gain Turbo V8 by Next Summer

Ferrari 458 to Gain Turbo V8 by Next Summer
Ferrari’s push into forced induction is spooling up quickly as the company draws closer to abandoning naturally aspirated V8 engines altogether. The company is expected to begin selling a re-engineered version of the 458 Italia with a turbocharged V8 sometime in the summer of 2015, possibly with a new name according to a report by...
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