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MBO sees directors relaunch Quartermile Developments

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:58
Two directors of Quartermile Developments have completed a management buyout of the Edinburgh-based developers and planned to take the new company nationwide.
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Redevco secures Gingerman as first tenant in new Brighton Lane

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:42
Retail real estate investment manager Redevco has signed Brighton and Hove’s Gingerman Restaurant Group to open a new restaurant in its refurbished Hanningtons Estate.
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Patrizia purchases Berlin's Forum for €100m

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:19
Peakside Capita has sold its Berlin-based mixed-use asset The Forum Landsberger Allee to Patrizia Immobilien for €100m (£88m).
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High Court issues judgement on London Mayor's affordable housing battle with retirement developers

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:11
The Mayor of London’s Office has welcomed a judgement handed down by the High Court that backed Sadiq Khan’s ‘threshold’ approach to affordable housing.
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High Court backs Khan in affordable housing battle with retirement developers

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 13:11
The Mayor of London’s Office has welcomed a judgment handed down by the High Court that has backed Sadiq Khan’s ‘threshold’ approach to affordable housing.
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Schroder REIT secures Recyling Tech for Stirling Court at Swindon premium

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:39
SREIT has let a warehouse unit to Recycling Technologies at Stirling Court at a rate 23% above previous lets in Swindon.
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Supermarket REIT hits target in £65m share issue

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 09:03
Supermarket Income REIT has hit its target to raise £65m from an oversubscribed share issue.
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Fuel-Efficient Crossovers and SUVs with All-Wheel Drive

Motortrend News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 09:00

With crossovers gaining in popularity, they’ve also improved efficiency to expand their appeal to consumers who might otherwise try a more efficient sedan. Below are some of the most efficient crossovers and SUVs available that also offer all-wheel drive. Whether you’re after something luxurious, versatile, or affordable, there’s an efficient crossover for your needs.

Gas- and Diesel-Powered Crossovers and SUVs Infiniti QX50

24/31 mpg city/highway (FWD), 24/30 mpg city/highway (AWD)

Sporting a new variable-compression 2.0-liter turbo-four with 268 hp and 280 lb-ft, the 2019 Infiniti QX50 gives you efficiency when you need it and a 0–60 time of 6.4 seconds. The QX50’s interior is distinctively styled and looks appropriately posh.

Mazda CX-5

25/31 mpg city/highway (FWD), 24/30 mpg city/highway (AWD)

Need your crossover to be fun to drive and reasonably efficient? The Mazda CX-5 should be right up your alley. Responsive and agile, the CX-5 proves that a compact crossover doesn’t have to be dull to drive. Add its rev-happy 187-hp 2.5-liter I-4 to the mix, and you get a crossover that’s driver-focused yet still efficient and reasonably priced.

Subaru Crosstrek

27/33 mpg city/highway

Opting for all-wheel drive usually comes with a hit in fuel economy, but in the case of the Subaru Crosstrek, it doesn’t. With 8.7 inches of ground clearance and a massive (for the class) 16.6-gallon fuel tank, the Crosstrek has the capability and range to get you to the wilderness and back without issue. A plug-in hybrid variant will also arrive soon for those looking for an electrified small crossover.

Nissan Rogue

26/33 mpg city/highway (FWD), 25/32 mpg city/highway (AWD)

Nissan’s popular Rogue offers great fuel efficiency to go with its versatility. Powered by a 170-hp 2.5-liter I-4 paired to a CVT, the Rogue isn’t the most powerful entry in its class (and didn’t rank very high in a Big Test comparison as a 2016 model), but it does now offer an interesting semi-autonomous driver-assistance system called ProPilot Assist. The new tech helps you maintain a set speed and distance to the vehicle in front of you, even in heavy traffic.

Honda CR-V 1.5T

28/34 mpg city/highway (FWD), 27/33 mpg city/highway (AWD)

The CR-V is the benchmark in the compact crossover segment, especially with its optional 190-hp 1.5-liter turbo-four. The crossover doesn’t sacrifice power in the name of fuel economy, and it earned Motor Trend‘s 2018 SUV of the Year.

GMC Terrain Diesel

28/39 mpg city/highway (FWD), 28/38 mpg city/highway (AWD)

The more polarizing platform-mate of the Chevrolet Equinox, the GMC Terrain is also available with the same diesel engine. Although it’s slightly more expensive, the Terrain gets you a more elegant interior, more sound insulation, and comfortable seating for five. Sadly, the diesel Terrain is only available on the SLE and SLT grades, so you can’t have it in the more posh Denali trim that’s pictured here.

Chevrolet Equinox TD

28/39 mpg city/highway (FWD), 28/38 mpg city/highway (AWD)

One of two compact crossovers available with a diesel engine, the Chevrolet Equinox TD is also one of the most efficient. Even with all-wheel drive, the diesel-powered Equinox loses only 1 mpg on the highway in its EPA estimates. With only 137 hp, the Equinox’s 1.6-liter turbodiesel I-4 isn’t very powerful, but its 240 lb-ft of torque helps provide adequate passing power.

Hybrids, Plug-In Hybrids, and Electric Crossovers and SUVs Nissan Rogue Hybrid

33/35 mpg city/highway (FWD), 31/34 mpg city/highway (AWD)

The Nissan Rogue Hybrid sees a significant improvement in fuel economy over its gas-only sibling. With 176 hp combined from a 2.0-liter I-4 and an electric motor, the Rogue Hybrid is also slightly more powerful. On the range-topping SL trim, the Rogue Hybrid comes standard with nearly every option except for the panoramic sunroof and Nissan’s ProPilot Assist system, the latter of which is only available on the gasoline Rogue.

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

34/30 mpg city/highway

Despite the current Toyota RAV4’s age, its hybrid variant remains one of the most efficient compact crossovers available, and it comes with 194 hp combined, so you don’t lose out on power. A new generation of RAV4 will arrive later this year with a more powerful hybrid system that also offers improved efficiency.

Read about the new 2019 Toyota RAV4 here.

Lexus NX 300h

33/30 mpg city/highway

Recently refreshed, the Lexus NX is still one of the most polarizing luxury compact crossovers available. In NX 300h guise, it’s also one of the most efficient thanks to a hybrid system shared with the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Lexus Safety System+, a suite of active driver-assistance features, also comes standard.

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

30/28 mpg city/highway (LE Plus), 29/27 mpg city/highway (all other trims)

Currently the only non-luxury-branded electrified three-row midsize crossover, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid proves you can have power and efficiency even in a big vehicle that can seat up to eight passengers. With 306 hp combined, the Highlander Hybrid is more powerful than its gas-only sibling and provides superior fuel economy.

Lexus RX 450h

31/28 mpg city/highway (RX 450h), 29/28 mpg city/highway (RX 450h L)

Lexus’ best-selling RX crossover, which is now available in a three-row variant with seating for up to seven, offers power, luxury, and fuel economy in a single family-friendly package. Despite having a total output of 308 hp, the RX 450h and RX 450h L are the most efficient models in the lineup. As with other Lexus models, the Lexus Safety System+ suite comes standard along with a cabin that’s solidly put together.

Acura MDX Hybrid

26/27 mpg city/highway

The newest member of the MDX family offers efficiency and a combined output of 321 hp and 289 lb-ft from a 3.0-liter V-6 and three electric motors. The crossover’s slick all-wheel-drive system can use the rear electric motor for torque vectoring and to improve the MDX’s on-road dynamics, especially on twisty roads.

BMW X5 xDrive40e

23/25 mpg city/highway
14 miles EV-only range
521 miles total range or 24 mpg combined

Despite having 14 miles of EV-only range, the BMW X5 xDrive40e makes up for it with its 521-mile estimated total range with a full charge and a full tank. Using a 2.0-liter turbo-four and an electric motor, the plug-in X5 has a total system output of 308 hp, giving you power without sacrificing fuel efficiency and space.

Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid

21/24 mpg city/highway
14 miles EV-only range
490 miles total driving range or 22 mpg combined

The Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is proof that even with electrification, you can have a crossover that handles well without sacrificing power and efficiency. With a total range of 490 miles and 14 miles EV-only range, this luxurious plug-in hybrid can manage road trips and give you the ability to drive without gas in the city.

Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e

20/23 mpg city/highway
10 miles EV-only range or 43 mpg-e
460 miles total driving range or 21 mpg combined

The Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e is able to travel only 10 miles in its EV mode, but with an EPA-estimated range of 460 miles, it can still go the distance. With 436 hp and 479 lb-ft, there’s no penalty when it comes to acceleration, and with four drive modes to choose from, you can do everything from save the battery’s charge to charge it with the gas engine while you’re on the go.

Volvo XC90 T8

26/30 mpg city/highway
19 miles EV-only range or 62 mpg-e
363 miles total driving range or 27 mpg combined

Volvo was one of the first automakers to offer a plug-in hybrid crossover. With 400 hp and 472 lb-ft combined between the electric motor and the 2.0-liter super- and turbocharged I-4, the XC90 T8 gives you power and seating for seven. The placement of the battery under the passenger compartment means you don’t lose any cargo capacity compared to the gas-only XC90 T5 and T6.

Volvo XC60 T8

26/28 mpg city/highway
18 miles EV-only range or 59 mpg-e
350 miles total driving range 26 mpg combined

Think of the Volvo XC60 T8 as a leaner, more compact take on the XC90 T8 formula; it features the same powertrain as its larger sibling. Sure, the XC60 has less total range and EV-only range than the XC90, but that’s a welcome sacrifice for something more city-friendly and easier to maneuver. Unfortunately, you can’t get the XC60 T8 in the super-posh Excellence trim, which is exclusive to the XC90.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

25/26 mpg city/highway
22 miles EV-only range or 74 mpg-e
288 miles total driving range or 25 mpg combined

If you’re looking for a mainstream plug-in hybrid crossover with seating for five, the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in is the only game in town. With 22 miles of EV-only range, this crossover can get you through a short round trip commute without using a drop of gas.

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e

24/27 mpg city/highway
10 miles EV-only range or 74 mpg-e
336 miles total driving range or 25 mpg combined

The Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e is ideal for those looking for a posh yet compact utility vehicle that’s capable of doing zero-emissions short-distance city driving. Using a 2.0-liter turbo-four and an electric motor, the GLC 350e has a combined output of 320 hp and 413 lb-ft.

Tesla Model X 100D/ P100D

295 miles per charge (100D), 289 miles (P100D)

Tesla’s oddball Model X crossover is a rolling technological showcase that offers explosive straight-line acceleration, especially in P100D guise. The 100D variant is EPA-rated for 295 miles per charge, giving it the capability to do road trips with proper planning. Opt for the P100D, and range drops to 289 miles, but in exchange for the slight reduction, you get a crossover with acceleration that can rival supercars in a straight line.

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2018 Kia Stinger GT Long-Term Update 2: Getting to Know the Active Safety Features

Motortrend News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 09:00

Shortly after my last update was published, I received several emails regarding the Stinger’s lane keep assist system, which I said didn’t do much at all. The gist of those emails: “You can adjust the level of correction, you idiot!” This idiot checked, and sure enough, you can. My bad.

Within the instrument cluster display, there’s a menu for driver assistance features. Find the option called Lane Safety, and you’ll be able to choose between Active LKA, Standard LKA, and Lane Departure Warning, which sounds an alert but doesn’t intervene. I had it set on the standard setting, which, as advertised, only makes mild corrections when the system detects you’re about to veer out of your lane. Once I switched to Active, the system made a more obvious effort to stay within the center of the lane markers. The warning to keep your hands on the steering wheel is still easily triggered, but I’ve found that if you maintain a good grip with at least one hand, the alert sounds less often.

Since I was taking a closer look at the Stinger’s LKA system, I figured I could dive a bit deeper into the other driver assist features as well. I’ve learned to love the adaptive cruise control with stop and go, especially when I’m crawling along in wonderful SoCal traffic. When set, the system takes care of virtually all accelerating and braking duties, even at slow speeds. If you come to a stop for less than 3 seconds (which happens a lot on the 405), the cruise control will resume automatically when the car in front begins to move. Stops longer than 3 seconds require you to hit the gas to move again. The only issue I’ve had is slowing to a stop (or nearly a stop) from 40 mph or above with the closest following distance selected. At that setting, the system brakes just a little too late for my liking. The car will no doubt stop safely on its own, but it takes some heavy braking to do it, and cars behind you usually aren’t too happy about the more-sudden-than-necessary deceleration. Luckily, it’s an easy fix: There are four distance settings, and every one besides the closest will slow down smoothly and predictably.

The blind spot warning system works well, and with the head-up display that’s standard on the GT2 trim, you can choose to get the warnings in the display. The graphic also illuminates in the side mirrors, but knowing there’s a car in your blind spot before you turn your head to check could save you the hassle.

We’re usually pretty good about playing with features in cars, but sometimes it takes an email (or a half dozen) to push us to dig deeper.

Having a hatch has its perks. Just look at all the baby shower gifts I was able to fit in our Stinger. Don’t try this in your 3 Series, kids. Read more about our long-term 2018 Kia Stinger GT:

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2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Long-Term Verdict: Award Worthiness Confirmed

Motortrend News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 09:00

Thirteen months ago, I plugged-in our long-term 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV for the first time—filling it not only with electrons but expectations.

It had been named our 2017 Car of the Year, I wrote, because it wasn’t just a good EV, or the first affordable EV to eliminate “range anxiety,” but because it was both of those things and (perhaps most importantly) a good car regardless. More than a year and nearly 17,000 miles later, our Bolt has maintained its worthiness of our early praise.

Everyone who drove Chevy’s EV came to a familiar conclusion: The Bolt is a solid hatchback which happens to be battery powered. Whether providing ample room to take my in-laws out to dinner, hauling four half-barrel planters and four bags of potting soil home from the store in one trip, taking me on an 800-mile road trip, or saving me from setting foot in a gas station for the past year, the Bolt made few demands and never let me down.

It wasn’t perfect, though. The big infotainment screen developed a tendency to freeze (or not boot-up at all) if I shifted to reverse too soon after starting the car, but it was cured by a software update. On three occasions, the power steering failed to boot-up, but could be fixed by cycling the car off and on a few times. This, too, was cured by software updates. While the Bolt was at the dealer for that fix, the shifter was replaced under recall. None of these fixes cost us a dime. Total maintenance and repair costs: $0.

Indeed, the Bolt was very inexpensive to run. We charged it 154 times total; 69 times at the office, 47 times at public chargers, and 27 times at home. Altogether, driving 16,730 miles cost us $630.58. Public charging was by far the most expensive at $0.27/kW-hr average ($362.97 total), compared to $0.17/kW-hr ($131.04) at home and $0.07/kW-hr at the office ($136.58). For the sake of comparison the EPA estimates it will cost $550 to drive 15,000 miles in a Bolt (ours had cost us $540.99 at that mark). A Toyota Prius will cost you $800 to go the same distance and a gas-powered Kia Soul of similar size, shape, and mission will cost $1,450-$1,550.

Along the way, we learned a lot about the particulars of EV driving. In collecting an exhaustive amount of data, we learned that despite numerous staffers driving the Bolt in different environments and weather conditions, our behavior behind the wheel was remarkably consistent. The average distance driven between charging stayed right around 95 miles. We typically plugged it in when the battery dipped under 50 percent and generally removed the charger at around 90 percent. The average cost to charge at home, in public, or at the office varied less than $2 each no matter how many times we charged in each location.

Interestingly, the average amount of electricity consumed during charging actually rose by 2 kilowatt-hours, despite the average distance between charges remaining consistent. Possible explanations for this could include the growing sample size and increased variety of charging types (i.e. using more DC Fast chargers), or battery degradation. Similarly, the car’s predicted range before and after charging fell by 10 to 15 miles, which may simply be the car learning our typical driving style and adjusting its predictions.

Like many EV early adopters, we had the option of charging at the office (dirt cheap), at home (pretty cheap), or in public (comparably expensive), so we took advantage of the convenience and cost savings charging at work and at home. With a commute of less than 20 miles roundtrip, I ended up plugging in the car once every five days on average. I could have gone longer if I felt like running the battery below 50 percent. But when charging is as easy as plugging in before I walk into the house or office, why wouldn’t I top-off?

In between the regular commutes, we performed a number of special tests. We found the steering-wheel paddle to engage regenerative braking can seriously reduce braking distance compared to L mode. As a result, we made “one-pedal driving” an everyday habit. We learned summer performance tires make a big difference in handling and stopping, at the cost of about 30 miles of range and worse ride quality and interior noise. We discovered its real-world range is six miles farther than the EPA estimates at 244 miles. And it’s possible to do an 800-mile road trip using public DC Fast chargers, though it’ll take nearly twice as long as doing it with gasoline. We even decided it’s nearly as good as our tested $60,000 Tesla Model 3, while costing $15,000 less. And you can buy a Bolt on Chevy dealer lots, right now. Great deals. No lines.

But we also found a few things we’d change. The front seats are too narrow and can be uncomfortable. The back-up camera is disappointingly low-res, and the electronic shifter is needlessly frustrating to use. A navigation option with public charging locations would be appreciated, as would the ability to secure cargo to the roof rails without having to buy the $549 cross bars.

In making the Bolt our second-ever electric Car of the Year—and the only one so far you can buy for under $40,000—we put a lot on its little shoulders. A few easily resolved teething issues aside, the Bolt proved itself the everyday replacement for a gasoline-powered compact car we predicted it would be. If you’re ready to make the switch to electric, it’s the best EV for the money you can buy today.

Read more about our 2017 Chevrolet Bolt: Our Car SERVICE LIFE 14 mo / 16,260 mi BASE PRICE* $41,780 OPTIONS DC Fast Charging pkg ($750); Driver Confidence II pkg ($495: forward-collision alert, emergency braking, lane-keep assist, automatic high beams); Infotainment pkg ($485: Bose system, 6-speakers, wireless charging, 2 USB charging ports); Cajun Red metallic paint ($395) PRICE AS TESTED* $43,905 AVG ECON/CO2 121 mpg-e / 0.00 lb/mi (at vehicle) PROBLEM AREAS Intermittent power steering failure, infotainment screen failure MAINTENANCE COST $0 NORMAL-WEAR COST $0 3-YEAR RESIDUAL VALUE** $21,900 RECALLS None *Before applicable tax rebates **IntelliChoice data; assumes 42,000 miles at the end of 3-years 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Premier POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT Front-engine, FWD MOTOR TYPE Permanent magnet AC synchronous electric BATTERY TYPE Lithium-ion POWER (SAE NET) 200 hp TORQUE (SAE NET) 266 lb-ft @ 0,000 rpm WEIGHT TO POWER 17.8 lb/hp TRANSMISSION 1-speed automatic AXLE/FINAL-DRIVE RATIO 7.05:1/7.05:1 SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR Struts, coil springs, anti-roll bar; torsion beam, coil springs STEERING RATIO 16.8:1 TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK 2.9 BRAKES, F; R 10.9-in vented disc; 10.4-in disc, ABS WHEELS 6.5 x 17-in cast aluminum TIRES 215/50R17 91H (M+S) Michelin Energy Saver A/S DIMENSIONS WHEELBASE 102.4 TRACK, F/R 59.1/59.1 in LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 164.0 x 69.5 x 62.8 in TURNING CIRCLE 35.4 ft CURB WEIGHT 3,555 lb WEIGHT DIST, F/R 56/44% SEATING CAPACITY 5 HEADROOM, F/R 39.7/37.9 in LEGROOM, F/R 41.6/36.5 in SHOULDER ROOM, F/R 54.6/52.8 in CARGO VOLUME BEHIND F/R 56.6/16.9 cu ft TEST DATA ACCELERATION TO MPH 0-30 2.6 sec 0-40 3.6 0-50 4.8 0-60 6.3 0-70 8.1 0-80 10.3 0-90 13.0 PASSING, 45-65 MPH 3.0 QUARTER MILE 14.9 sec @ 92.9 mph BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 128 ft LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.78 g (avg) MT FIGURE EIGHT 27.4 sec @ 0.63 g (avg) TOP-GEAR REVS @ 60 MPH 5,800 rpm CONSUMER INFO STABILITY/TRACTION CONTROL Yes/Yes AIRBAGS 8: Dual front, f/r side, f/r curtain, front knee BASIC WARRANTY 3 yrs/36,000 miles POWERTRAIN WARRANTY 5 yrs/60,000 miles ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 5 yrs/60,000 miles BATTERY CAPACITY 60 kWh REAL MPG, CITY/HWY/COMB 28.6/26.3/27.8 kW-hrs/100 miles EPA CITY/HWY/COMB ECON 128/110/119 mpg-e ENERGY CONS, CITY/HWY 26/31 kW-hrs/100 miles CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB 0.00 lb/mile (at vehicle) RECOMMENDED FUEL 110-volt, 220-volt electricity

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Assura posts rise in NAV, but profit falls

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 08:51
Assura, the primary care property investor and developer, has revealed a 6.3% rise in net asset value (NAV), but pre-tax profit slumped almost 25% by the end of its financial year.
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Warehouse REIT and Shaftesbury rise on results announcements

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 08:24
Warehouse REIT rose 0.99% on the FTSE 250 on Tuesday to 102p after the REIT released its maiden results, reporting a net asset value per share of 102.1p alongside a net initial yield of 6.2%.
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GPE backs away from acquisitions during ‘economic uncertainty’

Property Week News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 08:20
The boss of GPE has said the group is expecting a softening in market rents and some secondary asset yields, and is not in the market to buy new assets as Brexit and uncertainty around the UK economy impacts the property market.
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5 hidden ways automakers keep new cars affordable

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 05:01
A cheap car used to feel like what it was: a cheap car. That’s no longer the case, and it’s due in part to exceptionally careful cost-cutting. Car manufacturers trim pennies here and dollars there in ways not always obvious to consumers. Here’s a look at a few tricks automakers use and how they’re passed onto consumers. 1...
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2018 Infiniti QX60

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 03:43
The 2018 Infiniti QX60 is a mid-size three-row crossover that hits right at the heart of a growing market. It's somewhat overshadowed by its smaller brother, the QX50, but both are relatively handsome ways to transport a small or big family. From the outside, the three-row crossover doesn’t hide its elegant interior with a plunging roofline...
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2018 Infiniti Q70

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 03:41
The 2018 Infiniti Q70 is creeping close to "unintentionally retro cool" like old pants. It wears full-size clothes with a mid-size interior that can be stretched in a long-wheelbase version. It offers a choice among three engines—with available all-wheel drive for two of those—and is mated exclusively to a 7-speed automatic. It...
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2018 Infiniti Q50

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 03:32
The 2018 Infiniti Q50 is the automaker’s most popular vehicle and returns this year after a modest restyling and reshuffling of its trim levels. The major changes include new front and rear bumpers, some light, stylish interior refinements, and a reshuffled trim lineup. These changes are enough to score a 7.0 out of 10 on our overall scale...
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2018 Infiniti Q60

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 03:30
On looks alone, the 2018 Infiniti Q60 should insert itself into many arguments over a midlife crisis coupe. With 400 horsepower available, it should win some too. The two-door is back this year with the same shape that was new last year and a fairly high score on our overall scale. It earned a 7.2 overall, partly thanks to those looks, which are...
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2018 Infiniti QX30

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 03:26
The 2018 Infiniti QX30 is a pint-sized crossover with eye-catching styling and a remarkably Teutonic personality. It’s tight inside and can get pricey with options, but the QX30 has its charms and thus rates a 6.2 out of 10 on our scale. (Read more about how we rate cars.) After bowing last year, the QX30 is unchanged this year. It’s...
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2018 GMC Sierra 1500

The Car Connection News Feed - Wed, 05/23/2018 - 03:17
The 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 full-size pickup makes its own trail. The 2018 Sierra 1500 is a kissing cousin to the Chevrolet Silverado, but it brings more to the table than just chiseled good looks. With its blend of performance, panache, and, yes, style, the Sierra scores 6.7 out of 10 on our scale. (Read more about how we rate cars.) This year, the...
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