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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Jaguar XE Revealed in First Official Photograph

Jaguar XE Revealed in First Official Photograph
Jaguar just released the first photo of its new XE compact luxury sedan without any kind of camouflage to cover its sheet metal. Information about the British brand’s upcoming BMW 3 Series fighter is on a slow, constant drip leading up to its full debut on September 8 in Paris. The new car will ride...

Lamborghini Launches Performance Driving School in US

Lamborghini Launches Performance Driving School in US
Hot off the launch of the new Huracan, Lamborghini announced today that it will host its first-ever U.S.-based performance driving school. It’s called the Lamborghini Accademia, and the first event takes place from September 14 to 17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca before moving on to Hockenheim, Germany. The program was developed by Squara Corse,...

Tesla, Panasonic Sign Gigafactory Agreement

Tesla, Panasonic Sign Gigafactory Agreement
One of the most crucial requirements for Tesla to secure its future officially fell into place today. Panasonic Corporation and Tesla Motors Inc. announced that they signed an agreement about their cooperation in manufacturing lithium ion battery cells at the upcoming Gigafactory, marking a key component in Tesla’s plan to scale up production falling into...

Hyundai Subcompact Crossover Creeps Closer to Life

Hyundai Subcompact Crossover Creeps Closer to Life
Hyundai is drawing closer to selling a subcompact crossover that will sit below the Tucson in its lineup. Last April, Hyundai Motor American CEO Dave Zuchowski said that the company was considering a small crossover below what it currently offers. At the time, Hyundai spokesman Jim Trainor said the project hadn’t been given a green...

Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle to be Named Mirai’

Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle to be Named Mirai’
Toyota has a name for its new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. Citing an unnamed source, a Bloomberg report reports that the new car will be called the Mirai, although the company hasn’t made an official announcement confirming that yet. Despite that, Toyota trademarked the name in the U.S. and is expected to make an official...

2015 Mercedes C-Class Priced From $39,325

2015 Mercedes C-Class Priced From $39,325
Mercedes just announced U.S. pricing for the 2015 C-Class luxury sedan marking an increase over the outgoing W204 model. Pricing for the new C-Class will start at $39,325 including delivery. The 2014 C-Class, which marked the end of the third generation, comes with a starting price of $36,725. That means the entry-level fourth-generation car gets...

Tesla, Panasonic Reach Battery Production Equipment Agreement

Tesla, Panasonic Reach Battery Production Equipment Agreement
Panasonic will supply battery-production equipment for Tesla’s upcoming “Gigafactory” battery production facility. An official announcement from the California-based electric carmaker and the Japanese electronics giant is still pending, but Reuters reports that the two reached an agreement citing unnamed sources. Confirmation of the agreement is expected before the end of July. Panasonic is seeking to...

2015 Audi Q3 Priced From $33,425

2015 Audi Q3 Priced From $33,425
The new Audi Q3 small crossover will be in showrooms this fall and when that happens you can expect pricing to kick off at $33,425. That price includes delivery of a Premium Plus model powering the front wheels while all-wheel drive comes at a $2,100 premium over that. Standard equipment includes 18-inch alloy wheels, 12-way...

Fisker’s Chinese Backer Wants Second Model

Fisker’s Chinese Backer Wants Second Model
For Wanxiang, job one at Fisker is fixing roughly 250 bugs with the Karma luxury car before production can resume. After that, the goal is to launch a second model. Wanxiang chairman Lu Guanqiu told reporters last week that he wants a second model for the company in 2017. Fisker stopped building the Karma roughly...

BMW Reveals Low-Cost Rapid Electric Vehicle Charger

BMW Reveals Low-Cost Rapid Electric Vehicle Charger
Seeking to knock down one of the biggest barriers electric cars currently face, BMW revealed a new DC fast charger today in San Jose, Calif. Designed by supplier Bosch Automotive Service Solutions with an investment by BMW, the chargers are about the size of a suitcase and can re-charge BMW’s line of ‘i’ electric cars,...

2015 Ford F-150 Priced From $26,615

2015 Ford F-150 Priced From $26,615
Ford’s aluminum truck gamble has yet to play itself out, but the Dearborn company just answered one of the biggest questions looking over its upcoming pickup truck: price. In January, Ford revealed the new F-150 along with its newly aluminum body. But that choice raised a battery of new questions. Aluminum can be tricky to...

Bentley to Resurrect Azure, Brooklands Based on Mulsanne

Bentley to Resurrect Azure, Brooklands Based on Mulsanne
Bentley has plans for a big luxury coupe and convertible based on the Mulsanne. CEO Wolfgang Durheimer told Auto Express that the company has space within its current lineup to expand and that bringing back the Azure nameplate will be a part of that. In 2011, the company showed a convertible Mulsanne concept at Pebble...
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