Property

Updated 2018 Infiniti QX30 adds safety tech, reshuffles trim levels

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 18:36
With just a few months left in the model year, the 2018.5 Infiniti QX30 has been treated to a number of tweaks highlighted by additional standard active-safety gear. CarsDirect reported Monday that the QX30 subcompact luxury crossover SUV now comes standard with automatic emergency braking. Previously, automatic emergency braking was a pricey...
Categories: Property

Hobson joins board at Lee Baron

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 18:34
Rob Hobson has joined the executive board of Lee Baron Group building on his role as director of asset management and real estate solutions.
Categories: Property

Howard joins board at Lee Baron

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 18:34
Rob Hobson has joined the executive board of Lee Baron Group building on his role as director of asset management and real estate solutions.
Categories: Property

E-cig co sparks up expansion plans

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 18:24
Leading e-cigarette store Ecigwizard has announced vast expansion plans with agents appointed to target 50 new locations in the south of England.
Categories: Property

Mazda MX-5 Miata to Deliver 181 HP

Motortrend News Feed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:00

For the last 30 years, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has prided itself on nimble handling, not prodigious power. But it looks like the roadster will receive a boost in horsepower, as well as a telescoping steering wheel, as part of an update.

Car Watch, a Japanese car magazine, has driven the revised Miata and is spilling the details. We can expect an increase from 155 to 181 hp in the car’s 2.0-liter Skyactiv four-cylinder engine, as well as a jump in torque from 148 to 151 lb-ft. Redline has increased from 6,800 to 7,500 rpm. Although the magazine drove a Japanese-spec car, we will likely see these performance changes on our version here in the U.S. as well.

Improving performance, Mazda installed stiffer valve springs and sped up the valve timing. The automaker reduced the weight of the pistons and connecting rods, and installed an enlarged exhaust port and exhaust manifold. Helping to curb noise from the engine, the Miata gets a low-inertia dual-mass flywheel. There is also a new muffler that cuts high frequency noise.

The magazine says Mazda was looking to save every bit of weight it could on the Miata, but it did allow one indulgence. For the first time, the Miata gets a telescoping steering wheel. With a range of almost 1.2 inches, the feature gives drivers a little more versatility in their seating position. To counteract a weight increase, Mazda used aluminum bits instead of steel in the upper steering column.

Current Mazda MX-5 Miata pictured

Source: Car Watch

The post Mazda MX-5 Miata to Deliver 181 HP appeared first on Motor Trend.

Categories: Property

Crossover SUV crash-test discrepancies, Byton concept sedan, VW quantum computing: What's New @ The Car Connection

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 15:30
Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Explorer flunk passenger-side crash test Two of the most popular crossover SUVs for families don't provide nearly the same protection for front-seat passengers as they do for drivers, the IIHS said Tuesday. Improved headlights net 2019 Mini Cooper IIHS Top Safety Pick award All it took was a revised headlight design to...
Categories: Property

Improved headlights net 2019 Mini Cooper IIHS Top Safety Pick award

The Car Connection News Feed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 14:12
All it took was a revised headlight design to earn the 2019 Mini Cooper two-door Top Safety Pick accolades from the IIHS after the 2018 model missed out on the award, the insurance industry-funded safety group said Monday. Not every 2019 Cooper earns the award. Buyers will need to pay extra for optional equipment to upgrade the car with automatic...
Categories: Property

Malaysian coalition leader promises probe into Battersea Power Station deal

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 13:38
Two Malaysian state-backed funds could see their deal to acquire phase two of Battersea Power Station “renegotiated” after the leader of the country’s newly elected coalition pledged to investigate a series of deals by sovereign funds, including the Battersea acquisition.
Categories: Property

Montagu Evans appoints new partners for retail and industrial

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 13:10
Development consultancy Montagu Evans has added two new partners with Andrew Haughey joining from Capital & Regional to head up retail asset management for the firm and Paul Londra joining its industrial team from Doherty Baines.
Categories: Property

Green light for WeWork City site

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 13:01
City of London councillors have granted planning permission for the latest London outpost of co-working provider WeWork at 120 Moorgate.
Categories: Property

New hotels chief for Aprirose

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:53
Investor Aprirose has continued its expansion in the hotels sector with the appointment of former London & Regional chief operating officer Tim Shearman as chief executive officer for hotels.
Categories: Property

Chancerygate wins approval for Bristol industrial scheme

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:48
Chancerygate, has secured planning permission from South Gloucestershire Council for a 121,000 sq ft industrial development at Warmley Business Park outside Bristol.
Categories: Property

New York State invests $500m in Blackstone and Prologis funds

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:36
New York State Common Retirement Fund (NYSCRF) has committed a further $500m (€373m) in two real estate funds managed by Blackstone and Prologis
Categories: Property

Twin UK lettings for Schroder REIT

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:18
UK-focussed Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust has secured two office lettings totalling close to 55,000 sq ft.
Categories: Property

Property legend Martin Birrane dies aged 82

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:25
Martin Birrane, the Irish businessman and owner of Peer Group and the Mondello Park racetrack, has died at the age of 82.
Categories: Property

NICS takes full space at Belfast's Nine Lanyon Place

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:14
Causeway Asset Management has secured a 150,000 sq ft letting to the Northern Ireland Civil Service at Nine Lanyon Place in Belfast city centre.
Categories: Property

Croydon Westfield proposals pass final hurdle as council approves CPO usage

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 11:09
Croydon Council has agreed the use of compulsory purchase order (CPO) powers to acquire the remaining land and interests needed to proceed with the delivery of the new £1.4bn redevelopment of the Croydon retail town centre being created by Unbail-Rodamco-Westfield and Hammerson.
Categories: Property

Octopus issues £10.7m loan against west London housing scheme

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:33
Octopus Property has agreed a £10.7m loan to FRT Developments for delivery of 51 homes in west London.
Categories: Property

WELPUT agrees £140m refinancing with Wells Fargo

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:28
WELPUT, the central London real estate fund managed by Schroder Real Estate and advised by Grafton Advisors, has completed a £140m refinancing with Wells Fargo.
Categories: Property

Profits dip for half-year at Crest Nicholson

Property Week News Feed - Tue, 06/12/2018 - 09:15
FTSE 250 housebuilder Crest Nicholson has reported a 2% drop in pre-tax profits in half-year results to 30 April after a worse than expected fall in operating margins.
Categories: Property

Pages