Toyotas 2019 Super Bowl ad turns the new Supra into a pinball

first_img 2020 Toyota Supra: A Japanese sports car legend returns Best Super Bowl 2019 commercials ranked: Harrison Ford, The Dude, the Backstreet Boys and more Avengers, Captain Marvel, Twilight Zone: All the must-see Super Bowl 2019 trailers Super Bowl 2019: New Avengers: Endgame trailer shows heroes at their best Super Bowl 2019 commercials: Watch them all here Super Bowl 2019 memes: Game of Thrones, SpongeBob, Adam Levine’s nipples SpongeBob SquarePants barely shows up at Super Bowl 2019 halftime show See all of our Super Bowl coverage For those of you with memory problems, the Toyota GR Supra made its world debut last month at the Detroit Auto Show to something decidedly less-than-universal acclaim. Lots of people dislike how it looks, and they hate that it’s shares a lot of BMW DNA under the skin and in its cabin, but we liked it well enough, and our editor-in-chief enjoyed flogging it on a track last year when it was still wrapped in camouflage. More From Roadshow Sports Cars Car Industry Car Culture May 7 • 2020 Toyota Supra first drive review: More reset than reboot More Super Bowl Tags 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value Comments 3 The Supra will launch in the US later this year with a BMW-derived turbocharged inline-six engine and an eight-speed paddle-shift automatic transmission. There is a rumored four-cylinder version coming down the pike that could serve as a replacement for the aging 86 platform, but that hasn’t been confirmed.Watch more Super Bowl commercials here.  Super Bowl 2019 Toyota reading • Toyota’s 2019 Super Bowl ad turns the new Supra into a pinball wizardcenter_img See All 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 75 Photos Super Bowl 2019 Feb 28 • Last chance to get 3 months of Mint Mobile service for $20 Share your voice The Toyota “Wizard” ad for the Supra is here and it didn’t exactly live up to the hype, much like the Supra itself. Toyota When Toyota dropped its “Toni” ad on Monday, we were kind of surprised. I mean, it was almost a week ahead of the Super Bowl, and it seemed like maybe the company was jumping the gun a bit. But now we know that the automaker had another trick up its sleeve, a second commercial called “Wizard,” which showcased the brand-new 2020 Toyota Supra navigating a giant pinball machine. The spot featured a ton of sliding Supra action set to The Who, but it sure didn’t make the car any prettier. • 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Toyota Aug 14 • Raising the entry-level bar Feb 7 • Every Avengers: Endgame character flash at the start of that Super Bowl trailerlast_img read more

Is the SaudiRussian oil agreement another false dawn

first_imgOil futures spiked by over 1.5% on Monday (5 September) after Saudi Arabia and Russia – two of the worlds leading oil producers – said they would work towards seeking solutions aimed at stabilising global crude supplies.With both countries collectively pumping over 20m barrels per day of oil between them, a statement issued at the G20 summit in China calling for cooperation to support oil markets by Moscow and Riyadh saw global benchmarks extend Fridays gains supported by Russian President Vladimir Putins comments.At 13:15 pm BST, the Brent front month futures contract was up 1.51% or ¢76 to $48.02 per barrel, while the West Texas Intermediate was up 1.69% or¢ 75 to $47.49 per barrel.Despite the statement being low on details, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and his Saudi counterpart Khalid al-Falih made clear their desire to support the stability of the oil market ensuring a stable level of investment in the long term.Novak added that the agreement was a historic moment between OPEC members, among whom Saudi Arabia is the largest of oil producers, and non-members, where Russia leads the way.Saudi Arabia and Russia, along with other OPEC and non-OPEC producers, are scheduled to hold talks in Algiers on the sidelines of the International Energy Forum due to be held from 26 to 28 September.Analysts at Vienna-based JBC Energy said the announcement appeared to be on the cards for much of the weekend. It follows a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the fringes of the G20 meeting in China.Market got further [demand-side] clarity, after China released data for its strategic petroleum reserve of crude oil, showing that the reserve had reached a level of 233m barrels at the beginning of 2016, up 43m barrels from mid-2015.Analysts at ABN Amro said the development was indicative of the fact that yet another verbal intervention by major producers was needed to trigger a recovery towards $50 per barrel.If oil prices remain too low ahead of the [September] producers meeting, there is a risk that at some point Russia and Saudi Arabia actually need to act. That would probably be the last thing they want as long as Iran is raising output.Away from the oil market, precious metals headed higher after disappointing US non-farm payroll (NFP) data saw the immediate risk of a US interest rate hike recede.At 1:06pm BST, Comex gold for December delivery rose 0.28% or $3.70 to $1,330.40 an ounce. FXTM research analyst Lukman Otunuga said gold benefitted as dollar bulls were left empty handed by Fridays NFP report.Soft US jobs data may have provided a strong reason for the Fed to remain on standby in September. For December to be a live meeting for the Fed to break the tradition of central bank caution, US data may have to repeatedly exceed expectations. Nonetheless, gold is zero yielding and the dollar connect makes it quite vulnerable to rate hike speculations.Finally, Comex silver futures were 0.85% or ¢16 higher at $19.53 an ounce, spot platinum was up 0.78% or $8.31 to $1,072.15 an ounce.last_img read more