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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2015 Ford Mustang Already Recalled

2015 Ford Mustang Already Recalled
Ford announced its first recall of the sixth-generation Mustang today. The company said the voluntary campaign will affect 53 vehicles that have a potentially defective seat belt buckle assembly. The buckle tension sensor in the recalled models might have been improperly calibrated by Ford’s supplier and could prevent the air bags from functioning as intended...

First Land Rover Discovery Sport Leaves the Building

First Land Rover Discovery Sport Leaves the Building
Production of Land Rover’s newest SUV, the Discovery Sport, is underway. The company announced today that it completed production of its first Discovery Sport, a model that will go directly to JLR’s partner, Virgin Galactic where it will serve as as support vehicle for the world’s first commercial spaceline. SEE ALSO: Discovery Sport is a...

Tesla Appeals to Michiganders for Help in Dealer Battle

Tesla Appeals to Michiganders for Help in Dealer Battle
It’s raining today in Marquette, Mich where four pieces of paper sitting on a desk are causing a small car manufacturer in California to sweat. Palto Alto Calif.-based Tesla Motors is launching a last-ditch effort to fight house bill 5606 the only way it knows how: by appealing to people.  Michigan governor Rick Snyder has...

Jaguar Eyes Small Crossovers for Big Growth

Jaguar Eyes Small Crossovers for Big Growth
Jaguar needs a series of slam-dunks to meet demanding growth goals outlined by its top management. “[A] smaller crossover is an opportunity for the biggest growth. That’s the area that’s really exploding. Between that and the compact sedan segment, those are two big areas of white space for [Jaguar] that will provide the volume that’s...

SEMA Show Cars to Make Public Parade in Sin City

SEMA Show Cars to Make Public Parade in Sin City
There’s going to be something different about the SEMA Show in Las Vegas this year that might be worth planning a trip around. This year, the show’s organizers will give people in Sin City a chance to see the show in person regardless of whether or not they are directly affiliated with the automobile industry....

Chrysler Recalls 900,000 Vehicles for Fire Risk

Chrysler Recalls 900,000 Vehicles for Fire Risk
Chrysler is recalling over 900,000 vehicles worldwide because of defects that could cause fires. Vehicles from the 2011 to 2014 model year equipped with the company’s widely-used Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 and a 160 amp alternator account for roughly 470,000 of the products that are part of the announcement. In those vehicles, the alternator can suddenly...

Tesla Faces Bill That Could Ban Sales in Michigan

Tesla Faces Bill That Could Ban Sales in Michigan
Tesla’s state-by-state battle to sell its cars directly to customers is making news in Michigan. A house bill cleared the state’s legislation chambers and is sitting on Republican governor Rick Snyder’s desk. He has until October 21 to sign it and if that happens, it would prevent the Palo Alto Calif.-based car maker from selling...

Audi RS3 to Use 2.5L Turbo Five-Pot

Audi RS3 to Use 2.5L Turbo Five-Pot
Audi’s upcoming RS3 will be powered by a 2.5-liter TFSI five-cylinder engine. Quattro division director Stephan Reil confirmed the powerplant plan to Top Gear without saying how much power the engine will make in that application. The magazine speculates that it will make at least 360 hp, which would be 20 better than the old RS3....

Dartz Teases 1,500 HP Mercedes GL-Based SUV

Dartz Teases 1,500 HP Mercedes GL-Based SUV
Latvian coachbuilder Dartz is teasing a new product based on the Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV. The company known for offering classy interior upholstery selections including whale penis (yes, whale penis) seats is back at it again. This time, they plan to offer a new utility vehicle called the Black Shark, named after the Russian attack helicopter....

Marchionne Promises to Keep Ferrari DNA

Marchionne Promises to Keep Ferrari DNA
Ferrari is officially under new management this week, a shift that will mark significant changes for the prancing pony brand. “You’ve got to be careful about limiting the ambition of Ferrari because its customer base is an expanding customer base. The business itself is in good hands with FCA, as long as we don’t screw...

Lamborghini Huracan Sales Soar

Lamborghini Huracan Sales Soar
After 10 months on the market, Lamborghini can lay claim to selling 3,000 copies of its mid-engined, V10-poewred Huracan supercar worldwide. Customers in the U.S. account for 33 percent of the total, which puts the company on pace to set a new record with 3,600 units by the end of the year. Lamborghini built the...

Audi Teases Four-Door Coupe Concept for LA

Audi Teases Four-Door Coupe Concept for LA
Audi just released a teaser image tipping its plans to show a flagship concept car next month at the L.A. Auto Show. The new concept will reveal a new design strategy for the company that is being implemented by recently-installed design boss Marc Lichte. The teaser previews what looks like a four-door coupe that could...
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