Revo 2018: Revo publishes ‘route map’ for council investors

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 10:12
Retail industry body Revo has published a ‘route map’ for councils and developers bringing forward town centre regeneration schemes in joint ventures, prompting a debate about how the two sectors can work together more effectively.
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UKCP REIT turns in 3.9% NAV total return

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 09:21
UK Commercial Property REIT has reported a net asset value total return of 3.9% half year results.
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2019 Genesis G70 undercuts Germans, costs $35,895

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 05:01
The 2019 Genesis G70 luxury compact sedan will directly challenge established rivals when it goes on sale this year, starting with its relatively low price. Genesis on Wednesday said that the 2019 G70 will cost $35,895 to start. That price includes a mandatory $895 destination charge, and it's less costly than competitive vehicles from BMW...
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2019 Nissan Versa Note adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto compatibility

The Car Connection News Feed - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 05:01
The 2019 Nissan Versa Note will be available with Apple and Android smartphone integration when the subcompact hatchback goes on sale soon, the automaker said Wednesday. Nissan's announcement puts the Versa Note hatchback in line with the Versa sedan, which also gained smartphone compatibility this year. MORE: 2019 Nissan Versa still America's...
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2019 Genesis G70 Starts at $35,895

Motortrend News Feed - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 03:04

Pricing for the 2019 Genesis G70 lineup has been revealed, and as predicted the model significantly undercuts its luxury sport sedan competitors. The 2019 G70 will start at $35,895 for a rear-drive 2.0T model when it goes on sale this week.

That amount of money gets you a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 making 252 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. It also gets you an impressive list of standard features, including hands-free keyless entry and push-button start, dual-zone climate control, a 60/40 split folding rear seat, 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, forward collision warning with automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, blind-spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams, and more. To get a comparably equipped BMW 3 Series you’d have to pay at least $10 grand more.

The 2.0T is available in six trim levels, including Advanced, Elite, Prestige, Dynamic, Sport, and Sport M/T, which starts at $38,895 and gets you a six-speed manual transmission and an extra 3 hp. That model gets a more performance-focused equipment list that includes a multi-plate limited-slip differential, Brembo brakes with performance pads, a sport exhaust system, and 19-inch alloy wheels wearing Michelin PS4 summer tires. The Sport M/T is only available in rear-drive form. On all other models, all-wheel drive is a $2,000 option—except on the 2.0T Prestige where it comes standard.

If you want the twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6 that makes 365 hp and 376 lb-ft, you’ll need to pay at least $44,745. That price gets you a 3.3T Advanced model, which builds on the 2.0T Advanced’s standard features with a dual exhaust system, sport-tuned suspension, Brembo brakes, onboard navigation, full LED headlights, heated and cooled leather seats, and a Lexicon 15-speaker audio system. The 3.3T is available in four trims, and all come standard with a limited-slip differential. The 3.3T Prestige starts at $48,995 and adds a head-up display, quilted Nappa leather seats, Dinamica microfiber headliner, heated rear seats, and a 360-degree camera. Topping the range is the 3.3T Sport, which gets an adaptive suspension, copper and dark chrome exterior accents, and 19-inch alloys for $50,495. That’s just slightly more than what the mechanically similar but larger Kia Stinger tops out at.

Genesis is also offering two limited-production models at launch: the Design Special Edition and Dynamic Special Edition. Each will be limited to 400 units, and will pack the twin-turbo 3.3-liter V-6 along with unique styling and a high level of equipment. The Design Edition is based on the 3.3T Prestige, but adds an exclusive Black Forest Green exterior paint scheme, a contrasting cream and dark green interior theme, and a steering wheel wrapped in Pasubio leather. The Dynamic Edition is based on the 3.3T Sport, but adds Michelin Pilot Sport 4S summer tires, performance brake pads, unique tuning for the adaptive suspension, upgraded cooling, and a lightweight tire repair kit to replace the spare. The Design Edition starts at $49,745 while the Dynamic Edition starts at $51,245. As with the rest of the lineup, all-wheel drive is available for an extra $2,000.

As a fledgling brand, Genesis has to try harder to stand out in the crowded luxury segment, and the Genesis G70 does just that by offering a premium, sporty driving experience at a very competitive price. Only time will tell if the G70 can lure buyers away from established brands like BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Lexus, and Infiniti.

Source: Genesis

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Tokamak expands by 30,000 sq ft at Milton Park

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 00:00
A company that is aiming to become the rst to deliver fusion power at an industrial scale has expanded its presence at MEPC’s Milton Park in Oxfordshire by 30,000 sq ft.
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Queensberry to develop base in Sheffield

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 00:00
Developer and development manager Queensberry plans to open a Northern office in Sheffield, where it manages the £470m Heart of the City scheme.
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Inspired seeks funding to kick off £2bn rental drive

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 00:00
Developer appoints Lacey to nd funding partner for £175m of assets in first step to building £2bn portfolio.
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Milton Park goes nuclear with Tokamak energy expansion

Property Week News Feed - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 00:00
A company that is aiming to become the rst to deliver fusion power at an industrial scale has expanded its presence at MEPC’s Milton Park in Oxfordshire by 30,000 sq ft.
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Cadillac CT6 V-Sport Renamed to CT6-V

Motortrend News Feed - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 22:00

As you’re probably aware, Cadillac has different tiers for its performance vehicles. V-Sport cars make up the tier underneath full V-Series models that provide the most power. It’s much like how there’s a difference between the BMW M550i and the M5. Perhaps to give its flagship sedan an image boost, Cadillac is renaming the CT6 V-Sport to CT6-V, without making any mechanical changes.

Despite the new name, the Cadillac CT6-V will make the same 550 hp and 627 lb-ft of torque that the CT6 V-Sport debuted with earlier this year. This power comes from a hand-built 4.2-liter twin-turbo V-8 that GM calls the Blackwing. It produces significantly less power than another full V-Series model, the not-long-for-this-world CTS-V, which is rated at 640 hp and 630 lb-ft.


“Beginning with the debut of the CTS-V Sedan in 2004, the V-Series sub-brand sparked new life into Cadillac,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president and president of GM Global Automotive Group and Cadillac, in a release. “As a result of the overwhelming response the CT6 V-Sport received when revealed in early 2018, we’ve decided to formally make it a V-Series, signaling the expansion of V-Series.”

GM also announced that CT6 Platinum models will get a version of the 4.2-liter engine, which was previously said to be exclusive to the V-Sport. The engine will be detuned to 500 hp and 553 lb-ft in the Platinum trim, however.

The CT6-V is expected to arrive this spring. In addition to the CT6-V, Cadillac says it will expand the V-Series with new variants across the entire lineup starting in 2019. It’s unclear if this includes crossovers like XT4 and XT5, but Caddy say the new V models would get upgraded propulsion systems and brake systems, as well as chassis updates.

Prior to his sudden ousting in April, former Cadillac chief Johan de Nysschen had planned to expand the V-Series to enhance the brand’s image as a maker of sporty cars. Whether his replacement, Steve Carlisle, is following that plan or charting his own course, we don’t know. But this announcement does alter a product built on de Nysschen’s watch, even if it only changes a badge. Last we heard, Cadillac will still go forward with the CT4 and CT5 to replace the ATS and CTS. The brand is also looking to expand its crossover lineup beyond the XT4 and XT5.

Source: GM

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Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Cargo Previews Future of Commercial Vehicles

Motortrend News Feed - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 20:20

Volkswagen reimagined the Microbus when it introduced the I.D. Buzz concept in early 2017. This all-electric remake seats up to eight people in a living-room style seating environment. Now, the automaker is revealing a cargo version designed for commercial use.

Like the passenger version, the I.D. Buzz Cargo concept sits on the flexible MEB platform for electric vehicles. This architecture can accommodate batteries with ranges of around 205 miles to more than 310 miles on the European scale. While the I.D. Buzz passenger van will enter production in 2022, the cargo model could launch as early as 2021, the automaker says. Eventually, the model will support autonomous driving and allow drivers to get more work done while on the road.

The cargo version deviates from the Buzz passenger concept with a new solar roof that can add about 9 miles of range per day. It also receives wide-opening rear wing doors that help workers load and unload the van. A workbench can fold out when the wing doors are opened. Volkswagen also redesigned the rear bumper for the cargo version.

Acting as a mobile workspace, the I.D. Buzz Cargo features shelves fitted with sensors and other technologies that make it possible for the driver to track all items on board. While the vehicle operates in autonomous mode, drivers can process orders, perform stock checks, or take care of other business matters via the on-board computer.

A Pick-by-Light function illuminates the specific tool a driver is looking for on a shelf at a given time. And with Safety Check, drivers will know if they’re missing any important tools for the job before they take off. Drivers can use battery power to charge their work tools through 230-volt sockets.

On this particular concept, which debuted at the Hannover auto show in Germany, there is a 150-kW electric motor paired to a lithium-ion battery. As is the case with all MEB-platform vehicles, this battery sits under the floor to lower the van’s center of gravity. Customers can fast-charge the battery to 80 percent capacity in as little as 15 minutes.

The Buzz vans will join other models in VW’s upcoming I.D. family, including a hatch, crossover, and sedan. The hatch will go into production first, launching late next year in Europe.

Source: Volkswagen

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Ribston buys Warrington business park for £19.2m

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 18:53
Taylor Business Park in Warrington has been bought by industrial property specialist Ribston for £19.2m.
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2019 Ford Edge ST Configurator Launches

Motortrend News Feed - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 18:00

The 2019 Ford Edge ST delivers a whopping 335 hp from its twin-turbo V-6 engine, and as is reasonable to expect, you’re going to have to pay for that extra power. Ford has launched its configurator for the Edge ST, revealing a starting price of $43,350. That’s $12,360 more than the base Edge and $3,805 more than the luxurious Titanium, both making 250 ponies.

Six paint colors are available on the ST: black, blue, gray, silver, and, for extra coin, red and white. Key standard features include leather-trimmed seats with cloth inserts, 20-inch wheels, the Class II Trailer Tow package, hands-free liftgate, lane-keep assist, and the Sync 3 infotainment system.

Even though it’s the highest trim level of the Edge lineup, the ST offers many options and packages. For $1,995, buyers can opt for the rear seat entertainment package, and for $1,595, a panoramic roof is available.

A driver assistance system includes evasive steering assist, adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go and lane centering, and a navigation system—all for $795. Ford is also offering Enhanced Active Park Assist, which scans available parking spots and helps you navigate into the space. These features, as well as heated and cooled rear seats and front 180-degree camera with split view and washer, can be bundled together in a package costing $5,585. The ST Performance Brake package, priced at $2,695, requires opting for this package. With a number of boxes checked, it’s easy for the Edge ST to reach beyond $50,000.

Check out the configurator for yourself here.

Source: Ford

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2019 Infiniti QX80

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 15:45
Big, luxury SUVs like the 2019 Infiniti QX80 feed our macho egos. It boasts a tall seating position, big V-8, and impressive capabilities. Infiniti knows how to dress an interior too: The big QX80 has more leather and chrome than Harley-Davidson meetup, and we mean that in a good way. The 2019 Infiniti QX80 earns a 6.4 on our overall scale...
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Lyft users reach 1 billion trips in six years, all in US and Canada

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 15:35
In the six years since the ride-sharing company was founded, Lyft has crested one billion rides. According to The Verge, while it took Uber about the same amount of time to reach the mark, Lyft accomplished this feat entirely within the U.S. and Canada, with no overseas operations to bolster numbers. To celebrate, the company is offering a free...
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2019 BMW Z4 debuts, Ferrari Monza, Elon Musk's woes: What's New @ The Car Connection

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 15:30
2019 BMW Z4 first look: Back in the roadster game BMW's on-again, off-again flirtation with topless driving changed its status back to "in a relationship" Tuesday when the German automaker detailed its 2019 Z4 roadster. Fidelity favors: The best loyalty discounts on cars, trucks, and SUVs If there’s one brand you’re loyal to above all...
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UKCP REIT buys 290,000 sq ft Glasgow industrial estate for £24.6m

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 14:39
UK Commercial Property REIT has bought the 290,000 sq ft M8 Industrial Estate near Glasgow from Grayling Capital for £24.6m, representing a topped-up net initial yield of 5.9%.
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Investor concerns about rising interest rates 'overblown', CBRE says

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 14:35
Property investor concerns about rising interests rates suppressing asset prices may be “overblown”, according to new CBRE research that suggests rates will only rise by 2.5% over the next decade—just 0.5% in real terms.
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Vail Williams opens new regional office in Surrey

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 13:57
Property adviser Vail Williams will open a new regional office in Surrey in November—its sixth in the UK.
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Fidelity favors: The best loyalty discounts on cars, trucks, and SUVs

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 09/19/2018 - 13:34
If there’s one brand you’re loyal to above all others when it comes to buying cars, you may be able to get a reward for your fidelity in the form of a serious discount. Some marques offer up to $3,500 in savings on select models these days, and Cars Direct on Tuesday laid out the details for General Motors, Ford, and more for repeat...
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