Although it is refreshed, this is largely the same Lexus IS that’s been available for seven years on a platform that traces back to 2005.
Car dorks like us moan about well-worn car designs, but most consumers aren’t as picky. It’s likely they don’t care about ancient powertrains or outdated interior bits. Mostly, they’ll be happy the revised infotainment system is easier to use.
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The Big Picture
ASTON MARTIN VICTOR
NOT JUST A FIRST DRIVE. THE ONLY DRIVE.
You'd best be geeked about our electric performance future
Change is the only constant in life. So said Greek philosopher Heraclitus some 2,500 years ago. Boy, was he right. Especially, it seems, vis-à-vis the car industry these days.
Trend 9.21 2022 Honda Civic Sedan
An unnecessary upgrade we’ll happily take
THE MOST EXCITING NEW CARS, TRUCKS, AND SUVS COMING IN 2021 OR LATER, ALL IN ONE PLACE
Constructing green gasoline from scratch using renewable methane
Shortly after our June “Green Issue” dropped, an enthusiast reader wrote to us to say we missed a key alternative fuel technology from Houston-based Nacero: green gasoline constructed from renewable natural gas using renewable energy.
CAN YOU REALLY DO THAT?
MOTOR MYTHBUSTERS TACKLES AUTOMOTIVE TALES YOU MAY HAVE NEVER EVEN HEARD OF
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1
Don’t call it Carroll
2022 Volkswagen GTI
They still do make ’em like they used to
2021 Acura TLX Type S
The coveted badge is back!
Jamie Lee Cussigh of Triumph Of Death on learning to trust her instincts about bass
WIZARDS OF OZ
The Australian trio The Omnific make music like no other band—with two bassists, a drummer, and a whole lot of genius. We meet Matt Fack and Toby Peterson-Stewart
When ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill left us on July 27, he left a legacy like few others. Jamie Blaine pays tribute, and we revisit words of wisdom from Hill himself
Anna Achimowicz is a bassist, physiotherapist and health professional. We ask her how to do what we do without injury
A new book on Duran Duran’s Rio album highlights the role of bassist John Taylor, a hero in our community. Author Annie Zaleski digs deep into the pleasure groove
Who wouldn’t cherish a signature bass as luscious as this one? Dan Firth of Cradle Of Filth talks through his new acquisition...
IN THE Groove
GIOVANNI BOTTESINI, DOUBLE BASS CONCERTOS (DYNAMIC, 1997)
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LONDON BASS DISPLAY
Clash bassist Paul Simonon’s smashed Fender is now on permanent view
US GOVT TO PROBE ZOOM'S $14.7B FIVE9 DEAL FOR NATSEC RISKS
A U.S. government committee that reviews foreign investment in telecom is probing video conferencing company Zoom’s $14.7 billion deal for cloud call center company Five9.