It is a rare day when a manufacturer turns a group of journalists loose in prototype versions of an upcoming production model. Lexus did just that by allowing several auto-journalists to evaluate seven disguised, next-generation IS prototypes. The object was for them to validate what Lexus honchos already knew - the new IS takes an enormous step forward when compared to the current car. Read all about it at timescolonist.com/cars
Inside Driving this week, you'll find reviews of the new Nissan Altima, Audi S8, Volvo XC60, Ford Escape and more. We also have an extensive wrapup of all the new sheet metal on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which runs through this weekend.
Also inside this week, auto historian Bill Vance takes a look back at the venerable MGB GT V-8, and driving instructor Steve Wallace explains why cruise control has its benefits, but must be used in moderation.
Check out these highlights on the driving.ca portion of our website, timescolonist.com
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