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Mercedes-Benz GLE580 joins US line-up
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23rd May 2019
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Mercedes-Benz GLE580 joins US line-up

Mercedes-Benz USA has added a new range-topping variant to the new GLE range, in the form of the GLE580 with EQ Boost technology. It's the first time we've seen the new-generation GLE with a V8 engine – though the new AMG 63 version will get one too – and this one is shared with the larger GLS580.
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Apple wanted to buy Tesla in 2013 - report
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22nd May 2019
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Apple wanted to buy Tesla in 2013 - report

Craig Irwin, an analyst at Roth Capital Partners, has told CNBC his company believes Apple made a bid of US$240 per share for Tesla back in 2013. Through multiple sources Irwin has "complete confidence" Apple made a "serious bid", but he isn't sure if the interest went as far as formal paperwork. According Irwin the talks broke down over Apple's insistence Elon Musk step down from the helm.
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Derek Fung
ANCAP: Mazda 3, Evoque, RAV4, Touareg, UX get 5 star ratings
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22nd May 2019
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ANCAP: Mazda 3, Evoque, RAV4, Touareg, UX get 5 star ratings

Independent crash testing firm, ANCAP, has released its latest round of safety scores this week, with several new models getting the full five stars. Among these were the Lexus UX, Mazda 3, Range Rover Evoque, Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Touareg. While all these vehicles wear an 2019-stamped five-star ANCAP safety rating, it's worth noting that the actual testing was carried out by European sister arm, Euro, using European-spec vehicles that were left-hand drive (except for the Range Rover).
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James Wong
Renault EZ-Pod concept unveiled
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21st May 2019
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Renault EZ-Pod concept unveiled

According to Renault, the EZ-Pod is "an exploratory electric and autonomous vehicle for on­-demand travel over short distances". It is envisaged as a vehicle for getting people or goods to their final destination in densely populated areas, such as a city centre or housing estate, or within a closed environment, like a parking garage, airport, hotel complex, shopping centre or campus. As such, the EZ-Pod has a small footprint of around three square metres, and can only travel a low speeds.
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Derek Fung
Land Rover recalls several MY16-18 models for emissions fix
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21st May 2019
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Land Rover recalls several MY16-18 models for emissions fix

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has issued a recall for various 2016-18 Land Rover and Range Rover models fitted with 2.0-litre petrol engines, as they may not meet required emissions standards. Following the global announcement back in March which saw the company confirm 44,000 vehicles across its three brands for variance in actual emissions, Land Rover has kicked off its Australia recall campaign which affects 953 units locally.
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