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Updated Lexus UX headlights earn Top Safety Pick+ from IIHS

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 19:00
Updated headlights on 2019 Lexus UX crossovers earned top scores from the IIHS in recent tests and netted the small luxury crossover a Top Safety Pick+ award. Lexus Enthusiast was the first to report the findings Monday. In May, the IIHS reported that the new Lexus UX, which is related to the Toyota C-HR, earned top "Good" scores in its...
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2020 Subaru Forester

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 19:00
We mean this in the nicest way possible: Take a hike with the 2020 Subaru Forester. No, really. It’s a good idea. The 2020 Forester is a compact crossover that’s more than meets the eye: its boxy shape and cross-trainer looks are a boon to outward vision and off-road capability. The Forester has more ground clearance than most of its...
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2020 Hyundai Palisade review, Porsche Panamera 'Ring testing, Winnebago EV: What's New @ The Car Connection

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 16:00
Review update: A look inside the wonders of the 2020 Hyundai Palisade The 2020 Hyundai Palisade is a large three-row SUV with all the functionality of a minivan but with the style of a luxury crossover. 2020 Subaru Crosstrek to start at $23,155; Hybrid at $36,155 2020 Subaru Crosstrek small crossover gets a small price bump but more standard...
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Review update: A look inside the wonders of the 2020 Hyundai Palisade

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 15:00
I like the minivan. Mocked by soccer moms and car enthusiasts alike, I defend the minivan against the impractical people who prefer the form of the three-row SUV over the function of the minivan. But the 2020 Hyundai Palisade has broken my convictions. The large crossover handles every function of the minivan, except sliding doors, in a stylish...
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Minster Building bags three new tenants

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 13:28
Ivanhoé Cambridge has signed a trio of lettings totalling 58,000 sq ft at the Minster Building in London.
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Apple signs for 22 Bishopsgate office

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 13:18
Apple has agreed to lease around 100,000 sq ft of City of London skyscraper 22 Bishopsgate as it waits for its new UK headquarters at Battersea Power Station to be completed.
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Proptech firm Essensys sees 26% revenue bump in first year results

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 12:52
Following its IPO in May flexible office proptech firm essensys has posted its first-year results showing a 26% bump in revenue and a 175% bump in profit.
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2020 Lexus GX

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 12:24
The 2020 Lexus GX 460 is probably the most capable off-roader valet parked in front of a swanky restaurant or an upscale shopping center, at least as long as there are no Range Rovers present. For many buyers, that image is important—even if they won’t use the 2020 GX’s prodigious capabilities. We rate the latest version of...
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Corinthia Hotels to operate Reuben Brothers new property in Rome

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 11:40
The Reuben Brothers have acquired an 80,729 sq ft property in Italy, which is set to be developed and operated by Corinthia Hotels.
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Aberdeen Standard puts largest asset in retail fund on the block

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 11:03
Aberdeen Standard Investments has put the largest asset in its UK property fund on the market for £89m as it looks to reduce its retail exposure.
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Octopus Real Estate makes new hire

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 10:13
Octopus Real Estate has appointed Tim Campbell as transactions director.
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SREF sign string of new lettings

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 09:42
Schroder UK Real Estate Fund (SREF) has secured five new lettings for its London portfolio at Battersea Studios and Kensington Village.
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Private student accommodation to exceed university provision

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 08:00
The volume of private purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) is set to outstrip that of university-provided accommodation for the first time by the end of next year.
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Shopping proptechs PlaceWise Digital and Boostcom merge

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 10/22/2019 - 07:00
Shopping centre specialist proptech firms PlaceWise Digital and Boostcom are merging.
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Refreshed 2020 Nissan Titan XD Gets More Safety Tech, Loses Diesel Option

Motortrend News Feed - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 22:44

Hot on the heels of the face-lifted 2020 Titan, the larger 2020 Nissan Titan XD debuts with a refreshed look inspired by the Titan Warrior Concept like its smaller sibling. For 2020, the Nissan Titan XD will only be available as a crew cab with a 6.5-foot bed and four-wheel drive as standard. Two-tone exterior colors and 20-inch alloy wheels also come standard. In terms of size, the 2020 Titan XD will be larger than a full-size truck but smaller than a true quarter-ton pickup like a Ford F-250.

Powering the 2020 Nissan Titan XD is the same updated 5.6-liter V-8 with 400 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque found in the smaller Titan. The gas engine’s output is up 10 hp and 19 lb-ft from last year’s model. A new nine-speed automatic transmission replaces the old seven-speed unit. The nine-speed also has a shorter final drive ratio of 4.083 to 1 versus the seven-speed’s 3.692 to 1. If you’re looking for a diesel option, you’re out of luck; Nissan announced earlier this year that it was discontinuing its 5.0-liter turbodiesel V-8 option, co-developed with Cummins, with the launch of the refreshed Titan XD.

Like the smaller Titan, the 2020 Nissan Titan XD gets a unique front fascia depending on the trim level. PRO-4X and Platinum Reserve models take the design differentiations one step further with their unique tailgate designs, featuring black and chrome accents, respectively. Inside, the 2020 Titan XD gets an updated infotainment system with an optional 9.0-inch touchscreen. All trims also get a 7.0-inch instrument cluster display.

Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 driver assistance suite comes standard, bundling together forward collision warning, front and rear automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning. Adaptive cruise control and the Around View Monitor are optional.

When it goes on sale early next year, the 2020 Nissan Titan XD will be available in five trims.

Source: Nissan

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WeWork valued at just £6.1bn as Softbank moves to take control

Property Week News Feed - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 21:56
SoftBank is in advanced talks to take a majority stake in troubled flexible office group WeWork, in a deal that values the group at just $8bn (£6.1bn).
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WeWork valued at just $8bn as Softbank moves to take control

Property Week News Feed - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 21:56
SoftBank is in advanced talks to take a majority stake in troubled flexible office group WeWork, in a deal that values the group at just $8bn (£6.1bn).
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Bloodhound Shows The Car That Will Attempt 1,000 MPH

Motortrend News Feed - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 20:23

The Bloodhound Land Speed record project has been around under various names for more than 10 years now. It was announced in 2008, and the intention then is the same as it is today: go 1,000 mph on land, in a car. Over the last decade the Bloodhound team has been working toward that singular objective, and today they revealed the car that will undergo testing at the Hakskeenpan desert racetrack in Northern Cape, South Africa.

After reports of the project’s death in December of last year, a new buyer stepped in, and less than 12 months later we have our first look at what the finished version of the car could look like. This is the first time the car has been seen in “desert spec” with its brand-new bespoke, precision-machined solid aluminum wheels. They measure just over 35 inches in diameter, weigh 198 pounds each, and are designed to withstand forces of up to 50,000 g. More technical details can be found here, as many of the mind-blowing numbers this machine makes haven’t changed in the last several years.

More than 150 pressure sensors around the car will compile data while the car is running at high speed and contribute to computational fluid dynamic models to measure what kind of stresses the car will be under during the high speed run. The forces will be massive, no doubt. Test driver Andy Green, who has already claimed a land speed record, will experience forces of up to 3 g (three times his own body weight) during acceleration runs.

As part of the effort to (literally) clear the way for the 1,000-mph run, the Northern Cape Provincial Government and members of the local Mier community removed more than 35,000 tons of rock and dirt from more than 236 million square feet of dry lake bed to make sure the surface the Bloodhound runs on is flat and smooth. It’s the largest area ever cleared for a motorsport event, and the stage is now set for the Bloodhound LSR to undergo some testing.

Bloodhound expects a world record attempt in 12 to 18 months.

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CARB Filing Suggests 2020 Mazda CX-30, Mazda3 Will Share Engine Options

Motortrend News Feed - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 19:51

It’s been more than six months since the 2020 Mazda CX-30 debuted at the Geneva auto show. Since then we’ve seen what engines it will get in other global markets like Europe where it’s already on sale. Now, thanks to a filing on the California Air Resources Board (ARB) website, we’ve finally got clues as to what we could expect to find under the hood of a Mazda CX-30 in North America.

According to the filing, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 will come with two engine options, a 2.0-liter I-4 paired to either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission or a 2.5-liter I-4 coupled exclusively to the latter. We suspect that the smaller 2.0-liter will be offered in Canada but not the United States just like in the recently redesigned Mazda3. In that car, the naturally aspirated 2.5-liter I-4 makes 186 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. It’s slightly more powerful in the CX-5 and Mazda6 where it’s rated at 187 hp. The filing also doesn’t indicate the addition of cylinder deactivation, which was first added to that engine two years ago.

Mazda has yet to announce a firm time frame for the arrival of its Skyactiv-X 2.0-liter I-4 in North America. The engine is now offered in the Mazda3 and CX-30 in Europe so it can meet strict emissions regulations. In its current state, it makes 178 hp and 165 lb-ft of torque. It is currently the most potent powertrain option available on the Mazda3 and CX-30 in the European market.

We expect the 2020 Mazda CX-30 to officially make its North American debut at the 2019 Los Angeles auto show. In terms of size, the CX-30 slots between the subcompact CX-3 and the compact CX-5. Key competitors include the Jeep Compass, Subaru Crosstrek, Nissan Rogue Sport, and the upcoming Chevrolet Trailblazer.

Source: California Air Resources Board

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2020 Toyota Avalon

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 10/21/2019 - 19:00
The 2020 Toyota Avalon is Toyota’s grown-up sedan, and yet we’re not sure it knows what it wants to be when it reaches adulthood. Ordered in XLE and Limited trims, it’s a relaxed highway cruiser ready to soak up long distances. In hybrid guise, it’s as thrifty as a subcompact sedan but with a spacious interior. And this...
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