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Time Machine Tuesday: 14 May 2019
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14th May 2019
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Time Machine Tuesday: 14 May 2019

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of May 14 in years past. That's a lot of little Italian hatchbacks Not bad for a little front-drive estate This was basically a preview for the RS3 sedan, though the production model isn't quite as potent
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James Wong
Foton's parent planning to buy a stake in Mercedes-Benz - report
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14th May 2019
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Foton's parent planning to buy a stake in Mercedes-Benz - report

BAIC, owner of the Foton brand, is reportedly buying shares on the open market with a view of building a stake of between 4% and 5% in Daimler, parent of Mercedes-Benz. Multiple sources have informed Reuters the BAIC head office indicated its intent to Daimler earlier this year.
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Derek Fung
Mercedes-Benz says half its sales will be PHEV or electric by 2030
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13th May 2019
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Mercedes-Benz says half its sales will be PHEV or electric by 2030

Ola Källenius, who steps into the position of Daimler CEO from May 22, has laid out his Ambition2039 environmental plan for the automaker. According to Källenius, the company sees the "Paris Agreement [on climate change] is more than an obligation – it’s our conviction". As such, Mercedes-Benz is aiming to have plug-in hybrid or pure-electric vehicles constitute over 50% of its car sales by 2030.
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Derek Fung
G20 BMW M3: Drivetrain details firm ahead of 2020 launch
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13th May 2019
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G20 BMW M3: Drivetrain details firm ahead of 2020 launch

The hotly-anticipated 2020 BMW M3 looks likely to be offered with rear- and all-wheel drive, but it won't appear until 2020 as M instead focuses on its growing range of hotted-up SUVs. A new M3 is always big news, though the G20 could be bigger-than-usual, however, based on some of the rumours swirling about its drivetrain.
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Scott Collie
Volvo working on subscription model for Australia
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13th May 2019
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Volvo working on subscription model for Australia

Along with electric cars, the subject on everyone's lips for the future of vehicle ownership is, somewhat ironically, subscription services. Spotify for cars? Netflix for mobility? Call it what you like, but in the future, you may not actually 'own' the vehicle you're driving.
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Trent Nikolic
2018 Ford Ranger recalled
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13th May 2019
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2018 Ford Ranger recalled

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James Wong
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13th May 2019
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2018 Ford Ranger recalled

Ford Ranger 2018
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