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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Alfa Romeo Says Arrivederci to US With 4C

Alfa Romeo Says Arrivederci to US With 4C
Better late than never, that’s what Alfa Romeo is saying today at the 2014 New York Auto Show. That’s because the company is marking its return to the U.S. today by debuting its carbon fiber 4C sports car. It’s the same mid-engined performer you’ve probably already been hearing about for more than a year. After...

2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible Opens Up in New York

2015 Corvette Z06 Convertible Opens Up in New York
Chevrolet’s hardcore Z06 Corvette is breaking with tradition starting in the 2015 model year. Historically sold as a coupe with a manual transmission and meant as a performance focused model geared toward enthusiasts, the 2015 Corvette Z06 will also be sold as a convertible. From the beginning, Chevrolet engineered the C7 chassis to be easily...

2015 Infiniti QX80 Updated With New Body, Nicer Cabin

2015 Infiniti QX80 Updated With New Body, Nicer Cabin
Limited edition luxury SUVs are all the rage and Infiniti seems to know that. In keeping with what other high-end brands are up to, it announced today that a higher-trim QX80 “Limited” will be on sale for the 2015 model year. Production plans are finite, although Infini ti didn’t actually specify how many units would make up the limited run. Special enhancements reserved for...

Infiniti Q70 Grows Longer, Safer and Sexier for 2015

Infiniti Q70 Grows Longer, Safer and Sexier for 2015
Sick of sitting in the automoive luxury market’s second tier, Infiniti is launching a product offensive aimed at competing more directly with Germany. Performance capability will play a big role in that, but so will large-scale luxury cars. The Q70 (formerly the M) is no runt, but Infiniti understands that it still isn’t able to...

Mercedes AMG GT Cockpit Teased in NY

Mercedes AMG GT Cockpit Teased in NY
As a very fashion-forward city, New York really is one of the most appropriate places for Mercedes to tease the interior of what’s likely to be its most head-turning model for years to come. And the German brand is doing exactly that on the eve of the 2014 New York Auto Show by giving the...

Chevrolet Lays Trax Into American Small SUV Market

Chevrolet Lays Trax Into American Small SUV Market
Chevrolet is betting big on something very small at the 2014 New York Auto Show.  Starting late in the year – likely around December – Chevrolet stores will start taking delivery of the Korean-built Trax small  crossover. Sold in the Canadian market starting with the 2013 model year, the Trax Chevrolet̵ 7;s version of the Buick Encore, both of which share a...

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept Sees The Future

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept Sees The Future
Teasing a tomorrow full of futuristic in-car technologies, Land Rover’s new Discovery concept was just revealed in New York. The company says that it plans to expand its Discovery brand and is previewing some of what that will look like in the concept shown here. It offers flexible seating, forward-thinking features and a glimpse of...

2015 Acura TLX Mechanical Details Leaked

2015 Acura TLX Mechanical Details Leaked
Unofficial details about the 2015 Acura TLX – the replacement to both the TSX and TL – have leaked ahead of the car’s planned debut this week in New York. A user on AutoGuide.com’s own TLXForums.com who claims to have attended a product training session in Texas released what he says are mechanical details about the...

150,000 Volkswagen Passats Recalled for Faulty Headlights

150,000 Volkswagen Passats Recalled for Faulty Headlights
If you own a 2012 or 2013 VW Passat, there’s a good chance that your car’s headlights will fail.  Last May, Volkswagen became aware of a possible problem with its North American market mid-size sedan. In 150,201 of the vehicles it manufactured spanning the 2012 and 2013 model years, the low beam headlight bulb can...

Top 10 New York Auto Show Debuts to Watch

Top 10 New York Auto Show Debuts to Watch
The New York Auto Show kicks off Tuesday night with a series of pre-show events followed by the press days on Wednesday and Thursday. There are certainly surprises coming, but even some of the already-announced debuts are exciting. Here’s what AutoGuide.com is looking forward to most next week. ...

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible to Debut in NY

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible to Debut in NY
Chevrolet wowed the automotive world when it unveiled the 2015 Z06 in Detroit last January, but it turns out the brand was only getting started. Starting in the upcoming model year, the company’s most performance-oriented car ever will also be offered as an open-air model. Just like its hardtop sibling the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 will...

BMW Recalls 156,000 Vehicles For Camshaft Flaw

BMW Recalls 156,000 Vehicles For Camshaft Flaw
BMW will call back a long list of vehicles because of a problem with its “VANOS” variable camshaft timing. In total, the company says its campaign affects 156,137 vehicles in the U.S. This is the same issue that BMW initiated a recall campaign for in China a month ago. The issue can reduce engine power and...
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