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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GMC Boss Eyes Denali Trim for Canyon

GMC Boss Eyes Denali Trim for Canyon
GMC boss Duncan Aldred wants to sell more of its products with premium “Denali” trim and the new Canyon midsize pickup could play a role in that. General Motors introduced members of the media to its new duo of midsize pickups during a launch event in southern California last week and it as there that...

2015 Ford F-150 Payload, Tow Ratings Announced

2015 Ford F-150 Payload, Tow Ratings Announced
Ford announced official towing and payload ratings for the 2015 F-150 pickup truck today, boasting best-in-class status on both counts. The company said its new half-ton can carry up to 3,300 lbs and is able to tow a maximum 12,200 lbs thanks in large part to weight savings tied directly to weight savings realized through...

Audi S3 Might Get Manual Transmission in America

Audi S3 Might Get Manual Transmission in America
There could be especially good news for American fans of Audi’s smallest sedan: the performance variants might make it here with a manual. Enthusiast forum Fourtitude reports that Audi of America head Scott Keogh hinted to them during an interview that a third pedal is in the cards for this market. Keogh said the company...

Mercedes-AMG GT S Edition 1 Leaks Ahead of Paris

Mercedes-AMG GT S Edition 1 Leaks Ahead of Paris
When Mercedes-Benz reveals its new sports car in Paris later this week, there will be more than the GT and punchier GT-S versions slated for a long-term showroom presence. As is the established custom for Mercedes lunatic tuning arm, there will be a special “Edition 1″ launch edition of the car built in limited quantity...

Lamborghini Asterion Leaked

Lamborghini Asterion Leaked
Leaked images of what looks like the concept car Lamborghini is planning to show next week at the Paris Motor Show are revealing what you can look forward to from the fighting bull brand. Lamborghini released a teaser image that shows an outline, but little else and hasn’t confirmed any technical details relating to the...

Ford Recalls 850,000 Vehicles For Seat Belt, Airbag Flaws

Ford Recalls 850,000 Vehicles For Seat Belt, Airbag Flaws
Ford announced a recall campaign today that will affect approximately 850,050 vehicles. The announcement affects the 2013 and 2014 C-Max, Fusion, Escape and Lincoln MKZ. Affected models have a restraints-control module that could short circuit, causing the airbag warning light to illuminate. If that happens, the airbags and seat belt pre-tensioners could both malfunction during...

BMW i9 Supercar Rumored to Celebrate Centenary

BMW i9 Supercar Rumored to Celebrate Centenary
BMW’s family of i cars could have a new halo in time for the company’s 100th anniversary. According to a report from Bimmerfile, the company is working on a sports car that will sit above the i8, tentatively called the i9. Rather than using the three-cylinder gasoline engine found in the i8, BMW will shoehorn...

Newest McLaren Goes Soft for China

Newest McLaren Goes Soft for China
McLaren announced a new iteration of its sports car today designed specifically for Asian customers. The 625C serves a softened sibling to the 650S with less horsepower and driving dynamics designed to be friendlier for daily driving. McLaren says sales of its products in Asia grew more than any other market with a 20 percent...

GM Debt Raised to Investment Grade by S&P

GM Debt Raised to Investment Grade by S&P
One of the key steps in General Motors recovery fell into place yesterday when Standard & Poor’s raised the company’s debt to a BBB-minus. The bump signifies good financial health within the company and represents a milestone as GM continues to steer itself through the biggest batch of recalls in company history. In a statement...

Chrysler Recalls 350K for Defective Igntion Keys

Chrysler Recalls 350K for Defective Igntion Keys
Chrysler Group announced a new recall today covering an estimated 349,442 vehicles spanning several nameplates because of possibly defective ignition keys. The affected vehicles are part of the 2008 model year and include the Dodge Charger sedan, Magnum station wagon, Jeep Commander and Grand Cherokee SUVs and Chrysler 300 sedans. Vehicles that fall under the...

Cadillac Begins Slow Crawl to New Nomenclature

Cadillac Begins Slow Crawl to New Nomenclature
Cadillac’s upcoming answer to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class will mark more than entry to another segment for the luxury brand. The new CT6, as it is being called, will enter production late next year at GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant as the first car to be marketed under a new model naming strategy for the brand. Cadillac’s...

2015 Subaru Impreza Gets New Safety Technology

2015 Subaru Impreza Gets New Safety Technology
Subaru is pushing the Impreza into more premium territory for the 2015 model year as part of a mid-cycle refresh. The compact car will come with a revised front fascia with a new grille, bumper and headlights, but the real news is technological because the 2015 Impreza comes with new standard equipment and safety systems...
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