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Done to death: Here are the cars that are dead for 2020

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 16:30
Death is an inevitability for everything, even for hearses like the newly discontinued Cadillac XTS. Our list of cars that didn’t make the cut after 2019 is filled with sedans like the XTS that were sent to the great car lot in the sky—manager’s special window stickers, of course. Beyond sedans, many other cars shelved this year...
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Intu sells Glasgow site to Peel

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 16:29
Intu has agreed a deal to sell land next to its Braehead shopping centre in Glasgow for £6.1m to Peel Group’s Clydeport.
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Select collapse puts 169 stores at risk

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 16:28
Fashion chain Select has fallen into administration, putting its 169 stores across the UK at risk.
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2019 Mazda 3 earns top marks from IIHS

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 15:35
The redesigned 2019 Mazda 3 sedan and hatchback models earned Top Safety Picks following IIHS crash tests, the insurance industry-funded testing agency said Thursday.. The IIHS put both versions of the redesigned Mazda 3 through its slew of tests, and both the sedan and hatchback aced each crash test, including the driver- passenger-side small...
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Honda slims down, Uber goes public, trimming VW's lineup: What's New @ The Car Connection

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 15:30
Honda to dial back option, trim, and color combinations on its cars Future Honda vehicles will come in fewer color and trim combinations as the automaker seeks to reduce the complexity of building cars for all markets globally. Lyft to let riders hail Waymo self-driving taxis from its app Lyft users in the Phoenix area may soon be able to hail a...
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Office fit-out cartel directors disqualified

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 13:31
Directors of three office fit-out companies have been disqualified for their involvement in the the cartel that saw five firms fined more than £7m earlier this year.
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Homes England agrees deal to fund 3000 homes in Nottinghamshire

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 13:06
Homes England has acquired 250 acres of land in Nottinghamshire to support the development of 3000 new homes.
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Long Harbour raises £500m for new build-to-rent venture

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:15
Long Harbour has raised £500m for its third built-to-rent investment venture.
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Refreshing or Revolting: 2020 Lincoln Corsair

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 12:00

Just like it did with the Navigator, Aviator, and Nautilus, Lincoln has gone in a new direction with its small crossover to match the new nomenclature. Replacing the MKC, the Corsair is Lincoln’s smallest sport ute, but the automaker didn’t skimp on style for its entry-level SUV. Read on to learn how the design has changed.

Up front, the Corsair features a bolder version of the grille on the MKC. Meanwhile, the new headlights curve upward, complemented by additional light strips just below. The lower vent area has been streamlined.

From the side profile, the hood appears long and low, and in many ways resembles a mini Aviator. A redesigned character line that runs across the doors above the door handles provides the appearance of a windswept roof, as does the wrap-around window design. The new model also features a Corsair badge just underneath the outside mirror. In terms of exterior dimensions, the 2020 Lincoln Corsair is 1.4 inches longer and 1.1 inches lower than its predecessor. With the mirrors folded, width has increased by 2.8 inches.

In the rear, the Corsair still has a light bar connecting the two taillights. But the lights are thinner now and create a straight line on top of which the Lincoln badge sits. Enhancing the cleaner look is a more refined bumper design and revised lower light elements. The stretched-out taillamps and wrap-around window design help the Corsair look wider and more planted from this angle.

The biggest changes happen inside the cabin. An infotainment screen is now perched on top of the dash, and a floating center console houses climate and other controls. The button shifter design remains, but it’s now more compact than before. It has moved from the left of the dash to just underneath the air vents and screen. Three new design themes are available: Beyond Blue (blue and white), Cashew (tan and black), and Medium Slate (gray and Ebony). Optional seats offer 24-way adjustability as well as massage.

Do you think the 2020 Lincoln Corsair is refreshing or revolting? Let us know in the comments on Facebook.

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HB Reavis submits plans for Waterloo regeneration

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 11:57
HB Reavis has submitted plans for its Elizabeth House redevelopment to Lambeth Council.
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Lyft to let riders hail Waymo self-driving taxis from its app

The Car Connection News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 11:00
Lyft users in the Phoenix area may soon be able to hail a self-driving car from Google's Waymo division directly from the ride-sharing service's smartphone app. The two firms announced a new partnership on Tuesday that will see Waymo autonomous vehicles deployed as part of the Lyft network. The addition of Waymo self-driving cars to the Lyft...
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Celebrity Drive: Jonathan Adams of Fox’s “Last Man Standing”

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 09:00

Quick Stats: Jonathan Adams, actor, Fox’s Last Man Standing
Daily Driver: 2017 BMW 230i Convertible (Jonathan’s rating: 8 on a scale of 1 to 10)
Other cars: See below
Favorite road trip: Chicago to Oregon
Car he learned to drive in: Nissan Sentra
First car bought: 1982 Dodge Colt Vista

Although Jonathan Adams claims he’s not a car guy, the Last Man Standing actor put a lot of thought into what his daily ride to the set would be before he chose a 2017 BMW 230i convertible.

“I like convertibles. I like having the wind blowing around me. I like feeling the sun on me occasionally. I just like the feeling of freedom from a convertible. Of all the convertibles I had looked at, it was the best that was not over 100 some thousand dollars,” Adams says with a laugh. “It was the best that was under 60 grand.”

Adams especially likes the BMW’s interior, though he’d prefer more power. “I love the leather and all that stuff. I love feeling pampered a little bit in my car,” he says. “It’s really interesting because it’s only got four cylinders, but it’s turbo, so it’s got really good pickup. [But] I’d like it to have a little bit more.”

One thing Adams especially loves is the convenience of Apple CarPlay. “It’s great. It integrates right with your phone. You step in the car, and it looks like your phone on the screen. Everything that you’re familiar with is right there,” he says. “And everything works. I prefer the navigation on the phone more than I do the one that BMW has on the car because it seems to be updated a little bit faster and have a better idea of where you are.”

There is one other small thing Adams dislikes about the convertible, though he also sees it as a positive.

“It’s a tight back seat, but that just discourages people from wanting to ride with you,” he says, laughing. “So that’s not a bad thing. I really dig it, [and] it’s super maneuverable. You have ultimate control. When I got it, I was not a BMW driver before that, and everybody was like, ‘Don’t become a BMW driver.’ I was like, ‘What does that mean?’ ‘Well, they’re pushy, they never signal, and they’re always zipping around.’ And I see why, because the car does whatever you ask it to do right away. It’s super responsive.”

Adams’ wife drives a 2019 Audi Q7, which Jonathan also drives on occasion. “She digs the Q7 a lot. I like driving it, too. It’s a mom mobile, but on steroids. It’s really, really nice. I love it,” he says. Adams is holding onto his old 2010 Toyota Prius, which he drove before he bought the BMW. “My daughters each have a Toyota, and the one who doesn’t drive yet, I’m keeping [the Prius] for her car. I like cars, I like to drive, but I’m not a big, big car guy. I work with Tim Allen and occasionally Jay Leno, so there’s no comparing the ‘car guyness’ to anyone else.”

Car he learned to drive in

Adams learned to drive as an adult, doing theater in Houston. The show was Fences, and the Alley Theatre gave him a rental Nissan Sentra to get there each night.

“I was 2 miles from the theater, and they’re like, ‘Well, you have a car so you can get back and forth.’ I said, ‘I don’t drive, but I’ll learn to drive.’ I went out and learned, and my first driver’s license was from Texas of all places, because that’s where I was for work.”

Adams had taken some driving lessons years earlier back in Pittsburgh, where he’s from. “I didn’t do all of the hours. That when I was 17 or 18 years old. I didn’t need a car for that whole time. Fast-forward, I’m 21 and I’m in Texas, and they said, ‘You can have a car.’ It’s weird,” he says, laughing. “A really strange story, because I already knew how to drive. Sort of. But I never took the test. It wasn’t a big thing for me to learn how to drive. On the East Coast, you don’t need to drive.”

He thinks the rental Nissan Sentra he drove to get to the show was probably a mid-1980s model. “It was a relatively inexpensive car. This was 1989, and you could rent older cars for cheap. I didn’t like it, but, hey, it was a car.”

First car bought

A few years later, Adams was still a theater actor, this time in Spring Green, Wisconsin, working for the American Players Theatre, when he bought a 1982 Dodge Colt Vista for $700.

“This was a 10-year-old car. It was a really bad car,” he recalls. “I needed a car, I went to a car dealership, it was in my budget, so I bought it. It was a horrible car. It had a hole in the gas tank, I later found out. It was just a beater.”

Adam learned what a carburetor was because the car often wouldn’t start. “I would open up the carburetor. I can’t remember now how I started the car, but occasionally I’d to do some mechanical crap make it go,” he says with a laugh. “I haven’t bought a used car since. I was like, ‘I’m not doing it,’ because I’m not a mechanical person. I’m not a car person; I don’t know what’s going on half the time. I take it to the dealer and say, ‘Do your business; bring it back.’”

Adams had been a theater actor for 13 years before he moved to Los Angeles in 2001, which is why his budget for his first car was so low. “I was a working theater actor, which means, to me a good year was $35,000,” he says. “Most years were a lot less than that. So, for me, that was a good amount of money.”

Favorite road trip

When Adams and his wife were first married, he got a job at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which was a really good gig for him at the time.

“It was 1997, we lived in Chicago, and we drove to Oregon in my wife’s car at the time (I didn’t have a car). It was a 1985 Honda Civic hatchback,” he says. “The Colt Vista died. I just left it at a mechanic one time. ‘Bye, you can have it.’ I literally walked away from that car.”

They drove in the manual-transmission Honda with their cat to Oregon. “It was one of the best trips ever. We had a really, really good time. It was just sweet. We stopped in a few towns; like Cheyenne, Wyoming, I clearly remember, and we stopped in Salt Lake City. It was around the Olympics. It was nice, it was beautiful, it had some of the best restaurants. Then we went to Reno, which was a mistake. It was seedy, it wasn’t my deal,” he says with a chuckle. “I’m sure some people love Reno, but it just wasn’t my thing.”

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They drove to Oregon and lived there for four or five years, until Adams started doing television. But he still has fond memories of that road trip.

“It was the scenery. It was spending time together. It just was one of those things, when you have a project with the person you love, you’re doing something together, you learn a lot about that person. And you learn how much you enjoy spending time with them. It was just good, beautiful bonding, a beautiful trip for us. We had a really, really good time, along with our cat,” he says.

He’s used to getting applause on the stage, but Adams got applause for a different reason once when he was driving his wife’s car. He was still getting acquainted with operating a manual transmission, when he was stopped on a hill in front of a café-bar-type restaurant in Milwaukee in the summertime.

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“I remember not being able to get it out of neutral and trying to get into first. I kept not getting it, and not getting it,” he says, laughing. “I was like, ‘Ah!’ And they were all watching me. I was like, ‘Oh my God, this is horrible. Agh, I can’t get this thing to go!’ And then I finally got it moving, and all the patrons at the restaurant gave me a round of applause. I just waved and said, ‘Thank you.’”

Last Man Standing wraps up Season 7 on Fox tonight at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. central). For more information, follow Adams on Twitter @JonAdamsVO

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Jeep, Lexus Win Big With 2019 IntelliChoice Best Overall Value Awards

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 09:00

Consumers tend to focus on things like performance, fuel economy, and sticker price when looking for a new vehicle. But cost of ownership is another important—and often ignored—consideration for buying a car. With this in mind, we teamed up with IntelliChoice to bring you a list of the vehicles and brands with the best values based on cost of ownership data.

How does IntelliChoice determine its Best Overall Values? Here’s a quick rundown: It looks at a particular vehicle’s actual five-year ownership cost and compares that to the expected ownership cost based on its invoice price in its particular category (premium or non-premium). Accordingly, vehicles perform better when they have a lower actual cost of ownership compared to expected cost of ownership. Ownership costs take into account depreciation, maintenance, repairs, fees, financing, fuel, and insurance.

Read on to learn which vehicles and brands have the best values as defined by IntelliChoice.

Jeep Wrangler—Best Overall Value Popular Vehicle

The iconic Jeep Wrangler has the best overall value of any non-premium vehicle. Its total cost of ownership is quite low at $29,768, according to data from IntelliChoice. That’s particularly low when compared to its expected total cost of ownership (calculated by averages for the segment in which it participates) of $44,833. The Toyota Tacoma Double Cab took second place, and the Honda Fit nabbed third.

Not only does the Wrangler boast strong ownership costs, it’s also a great all-around vehicle. The previous JK Wrangler, and the even-more-capable JL Wrangler that won our 2019 SUV of the Year award, have powerful engines, exceptional off-road skills, and attainable starting prices.

Lexus NX 300h—Best Overall Value Premium Vehicle

Lexus’ compact hybrid crossover wins out over the more popular RX when it to comes to overall value. The NX 300h has a total ownership cost of $42,325, much lower than its expected cost of $48,627. The Porsche 718 Boxster with the 2.5-liter engine came in second place, and the Porsche 718 Cayman with the same engine took third. But Lexus’ RX 350 wasn’t far behind in fifth. The non-hybrid version of the NX was down in 17th place, however.

The NX 300h stands out from the crowd with its refined ride and strong fuel economy. Unfortunately, it’s quite a bit slower than the non-hybrid NX thanks to the additional weight of its hybrid powertrain.

Subaru—Best Overall Value Popular Brand

While not winning any particular vehicle category, Subaru is a strong value across the board. The Subaru Crosstrek performed sixth place in the Best Overall Value for mainstream vehicles, with the Outback, Impreza wagon, and Impreza sedan also near the top of the list. And overall, Subaru offers the best value among mainstream brands. Toyota ranked second among brands, with the Tacoma Double Cab, Yaris sedan, 4Runner, and C-HR performing the best among its vehicle lineup. Honda came in third.

Lexus—Best Overall Value Premium Brand

Lexus boasts the best value among premium brands, followed by Volvo in second place and Cadillac in third. Along with the NX 300h, the RX 350, UX 250h, UX 200, and ES 300h were the highest-performing Lexus vehicles when it comes to overall value.

Jeep—Highest Retained Value Popular Brand

This category works differently than overall values. Here, IntelliChoice looks at the dollar amount the vehicle will be worth after the five-year ownership period when sold in a private-party transaction. In this category, Jeep wins out among mainstream vehicles with an average retained value of 57.68 percent. That’s just slightly ahead of Subaru (57.53 percent). Toyota snagged third place with a retained value of 55.42 percent.

Lexus—Highest Retained Value Premium Brand

No surprise here: Lexus takes the cake once again. It boasts an average retained value of 50.53 percent, putting it ahead of second-place-finisher Volvo (46.15 percent) and BMW (45.27 percent).

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Which Family Cars Are the Best Values? Toyota, Honda Win 2019 IntelliChoice Awards

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 09:00

Whether it’s a subcompact or minivan, many cars are made to transport families around town. But with so many options, how do you know which car offers the best bang for your buck? After analyzing the data, our partners at IntelliChoice have made the following recommendations on family cars.

IntelliChoice analyses five-year ownership costs, taking into consideration depreciation, maintenance, repairs, state fees, financing, fuel, and insurance. The vehicles with the lowest cost of ownership when compared to the other vehicles in its segment are ranked the highest. With that in mind, here are the best family-car values you can find in today’s market.

Honda Fit—Best Overall Value Compact Passenger Car

The Honda Fit hatchback is a MotorTrend favorite. Currently in its third generation, the latest Fit arrived back in 2014. Last year, the Fit got refreshed , and Honda added a new Sport trim. The Fit’s five-year ownership cost is $26,780, and it also stood out for having a 56.33 percent retained value. In second place is the Toyota Yaris Sedan, with a retained value of 50.97 percent and a five-year ownership cost of $26,344. The Hyundai Ioniq hybrid landed in third place with a 43.91 retained value and a five-year ownership cost of $32,547.

Last time we drove the Fit, we said it “demonstrates that you don’t need lots of horsepower to have fun on the road.”

Toyota Camry Hybrid—Best Overall Value Passenger Car

The Toyota Camry hybrid is more potent than the four-cylinder model, and with 208 hp, the Camry Hybrid was rated the Best Overall Value Passenger Car by IntelliChoice. The Camry has a 45.84 percent retained value and has a five-year ownership cost of $35,738. According to IntelliChoice, it should cost about $7,224 to operate over five years. Just behind the Camry Hybrid comes another hybrid from Toyota—the Prius. With a five-year ownership cost of $34,343, it has a 45.72 percent retained value. The Subaru Legacy 2.5i comes in third place with a five-year ownership cost of $33,515. Although it has a lower cost of ownership than the Camry Hybrid, the Legacy 2.5i has higher operating costs, which places it solidly in third place.

Toyota Avalon Hybrid—Best Overall Value Premium Passenger Car

The fifth-generation Toyota Avalon has been around for about a year, and although sales are down 35 percent for the year, it’s still a key player in the value game. With a retained value of 42.57 percent, the Avalon Hybrid has a five-year ownership cost of $43,399 and operating costs of $7,839. Its cousin, the Lexus ES 300h hybrid, is not far behind, coming in second place with a retained value of 49.48 percent and a five-year ownership cost of $48,433. Coming in third place is the Lexus ES 350, which has a five-year ownership cost of $48,235 and an operating cost of $11,425. In this category, Toyota excelled with its regular and luxury models.

Honda Odyssey—Best Overall Value Minivan

The fifth-generation Honda Odyssey got new interior technology to keep kids busy and added a new infotainment system that can be managed directly from your smartphone. The Odyssey also scored high in overall value, having a five-year ownership cost of $43,457. The Honda Odyssey has a high retained value of 49.19 percent. Close behind in second place is the Toyota Sienna, which has a $45,186 five-year ownership cost and a retained value of 50.19 percent. The Ford Transit Connect came in third place with a five-year depreciation of $17,256 and a retained value of 44.26 percent.

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Impact Healthcare raises £100m

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 07:27
Impact Healthcare REIT has raised £100m in an oversubscribed share placing, having increased the fundraising from the initial minimum target of £25m.
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2020 Toyota Supra: Here’s Something You Probably Didn’t Know About its Logo

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 00:40

The 2020 Toyota Supra is nearly here, and even though we’ve already driven the car, we can’t tell you about its handling, performance, or any other driving traits just yet (keep your eyes peeled for more very soon). But that doesn’t mean we can’t tell you some of the cool facts we learned about the fifth-generation Supra. For example, did you know there’s more to the design of the Supra emblem than just its nostalgic typeface? No? Then keep reading.

The first Supras to be sold in the U.S. will be “Launch Edition” models, and only 1,500 will be sold. The Launch Edition will only be available in Absolute Zero White, Nocturnal Black, or Renaissance Red 2.0.

Each Launch Edition Supra also gets a special carbon-fiber badge. The trinket is emblazoned with the car’s production number and a graphic of talented driver and company president Akio Toyoda’s signature. (He actually signed the first Mk V Supra, which was auctioned off for charity to the tune of $2.1 million earlier this year.)

The front end is asymmetrical, in a way. The grille area on adaptive-cruise-equipped cars (included in the Driver Assist Package) features two different textures in the sections just below each headlight; the passenger side does without the diamond-shaped pattern because it houses the radar sensor, and the shape of the grille surface would have interfered with the radar’s readings.

It’s cheaper than you think. The fifth-generation Supra’s base price of $50,920 is actually about $12,000 less expensive than the 1998 Supra Turbo’s starting price of $40,000, when adjusted to 2018 dollars.

The new Supra isn’t the only new Supra that’s coming. Like Porsche with its myriad of model variants, Toyota has plans to diversify the Supra lineup, too. The one we have the most confidence in now is the four-cylinder version, but we were given the impression a variety of variants, packages, and other spin-offs seem to be in the plans, too.

The Supra is the first Toyota to be offered with a matte paint color from the factory. The paint is called Phantom Matte Gray, which Toyota describes as “combining a matte finish and a hint of blue.” Which, OK.

The S in the Supra logo and badge isn’t just an S. It’s actually a rendering of an S-curve section of the Nürburgring Nordschleife near the 8-km mark, a section known as Wehrseifen. There, now you can drop some knowledge on your friends at the next Cars and Coffee.

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The 12 Quickest Cars That Get 40 MPG or Higher on the Highway

Motortrend News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 00:06

Erratic gas prices may have you wondering if you can get a vehicle that doesn’t sacrifice performance to the fuel economy gods. Thankfully, there are several hybrid powertrains and efficiency-optimized internal combustion engines that let you have your cake and eat it, too. Here are 12 of the quickest cars you can currently buy that get 40 mpg or higher on the highway.

Chevrolet Cruze TD

Fuel economy: 31/48 mph city/highway (sedan); 30/45 mpg (hatchback)
0–60 mph: 8.4 seconds (hatch)

The diesel-powered Chevrolet Cruze offers 240 lb-ft of torque, and that’s plenty to get the car moving while offering excellent fuel economy. Although the Cruze ended production two months ago, you can probably still find the ill-fated compact on dealer lots.

Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Fuel economy: 40/46 mpg (SE); 39/44 mpg (Limited)
0–60 mph: 8.3 seconds

The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is a bit unconventional in that it, along with its sister vehicle the Kia Optima, eschews a CVT in favor of a conventional six-speed automatic. As a result, it gets better highway efficiency and its driving experience is familiar thanks to the geared transmission. Look for the next-generation 2020 Sonata Hybrid to arrive in a year.

Lexus ES 300h

Fuel economy: 43/45 mpg
0–60 mph: 7.8 seconds

Lexus is well known for its excellent build quality and its hybrid powertrains. The ES 300h improves on its predecessor with superior fuel economy wrapped in a spacious and luxurious package. Lexus’ new hybrid system now has 215 hp combined thanks to a new 2.5-liter I-4 that’s more powerful and has a thermal efficiency of 41 percent, on par with the Toyota Prius.

Volkswagen Jetta

Fuel economy: 30/40 mpg
0–60 mph: 7.6 seconds

Sporting a small yet mighty engine, the Volkswagen Jetta gives you power and efficiency in an affordable package. Volkswagen’s 1.4-liter turbo-four may only have 147 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, but the way it moves may lead your passengers to think there’s more under the hood.

Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid

Fuel economy: 37/42 mpg
0–60 mph: 7.6 seconds

A larger lithium-ion battery and a more powerful electric motor give the Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid unexpected levels of thrust. When we reviewed the 2017 model, we were surprised at its quick acceleration, especially considering it weighs close to 4,000 pounds. Like the standard Sonata Hybrid, the current model will be replaced by a next-generation plug-in hybrid in about a year’s time.

Honda Clarity Plug-In

Fuel Economy: 44/40 mpg
0–60 mph: 7.5 seconds

Need a car that looks so distinct it’s like having an alien spaceship in your driveway? Look no further than the Honda Clarity Plug-In, a sedan that offers solid fuel economy and, surprisingly, pretty decent grunt. In EV mode, the Clarity Plug-In can travel 48 miles, giving you plenty of options on how to maximize your efficiency during your weekday commute.

Chevrolet Volt

Fuel economy: 43/42 mpg
0–60 mph: 7.5 seconds

The pioneering Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has ended production, but it’s likely dealers still have a good number of them in stock. When the second generation arrived, the powertrain received a significant update, improving range and performance. As a result, it’s surprisingly sprightly and shouldn’t have issues getting around that slowpoke in front of you. The Chevrolet Volt can also travel up to 53 miles in EV mode, giving you a usable all-electric range for short drives and commutes.

Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

Fuel economy: 49/43 mpg
0–60 mph: 7.4 seconds

With 182 hp combined, the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid gives you power to go with that spacious interior and excellent fuel economy. The Malibu Hybrid’s powertrain takes learnings from the Chevrolet Volt’s Voltec system and applies it to a non-plug-in application for improved power, efficiency, and packaging.

Toyota Camry Hybrid LE

Fuel economy: 51/53 mpg
0–60 mph: 7.4 seconds

The Toyota Camry Hybrid offers more than 50 mpg on the highway and still provides 208 hp combined. The base LE trim differentiates itself as the only Camry Hybrid that utilizes a lithium-ion battery, allowing it to achieve those sky-high fuel economy figures without sacrificing power.

Honda Insight

Fuel economy:  55/49 mpg (LX, EX); 51/45 mpg (Touring)
0–60 mph: 7.3 seconds

The Honda Insight may only have 152 hp combined. but its 197 lb-ft of total torque helps it accelerate more quickly than you would expect. When it comes to handling, the Honda Insight also excels, outperforming its chief competitors.

Honda Civic Touring Sedan

Fuel economy: 32/42 mpg
0–60 mph: 6.8 seconds

Currently the benchmark in the compact segment, the Honda Civic blends power, agility, practicality, and efficiency better than many cars on the road today. Opt for the sedan to get the best fuel economy when equipped with the 174-hp 1.5-liter turbo-four and CVT.

Honda Accord Hybrid

Fuel economy: 48/48 mpg
0–60 mph: 6.7 seconds

A hybrid powertrain only makes the Honda Accord an even stronger midsize sedan offering and solidifies its status as the segment benchmark. With 212 hp combined, there’s plenty of power on tap. The powertrain pairs well with the Accord’s excellent ride and handling balance. The lithium-ion battery is now positioned under the rear seats, giving you more trunk space and a lower center of gravity for improved road manners.

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VF Corporation to pre-let Midlands distribution centre

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 00:00
The US fashion giant is expected to take a 579,000 sq ft unit at Mountpark Bardon on a build-to-suit basis
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Flows into property funds for retail investors turn positive

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 00:00
Funds had been hit by a spate of redemptions that started in December when net outflows totalled £179m
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AEW pays £33m for former stock exchange in Glasgow

Property Week News Feed - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 00:00
Mixed-use property was bought from Aberdeen Standard Investments for the Europe City Retail Fund
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