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Next-generation Mini range delayed due to Brexit uncertainty
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2nd Feb 2020
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Next-generation Mini range delayed due to Brexit uncertainty

The third-generation Mini went into production in late 2013 and will outlive the first two generations, which stayed in production for six to seven years each. Maximilian Schöberl, BMW's head of corporate and governmental affairs, told Reuters, "The lifespan of this platform has been extended for cost reasons and because of Brexit".
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Derek Fung
Iconic 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Stradale to be auctioned
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1st Feb 2020
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Iconic 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Stradale to be auctioned

A rare 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Stradale is expected to fetch around AU$1 million when it goes under the hammer next week. Due to be auctioned by Bonhams on February 6, this example has only driven 3300 kilometres since new, and still has its original Alcantara seats and steering wheel – along with its original Italian documentation and books. The successful bidder will be the car’s third owner.
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Mandy Turner
Aston Martin secures financial lifeline, shakes up model plans
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31st Jan 2020
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Aston Martin secures financial lifeline, shakes up model plans

Aston Martin has secured £500 million ($967 million) in new funding to help see it through its current "challenging trading conditions". Overnight the automaker confirmed a group of investors, led by Canadian billionaire Lawrence Stroll, will purchase a new allotment of shares for £182 million ($352 million), giving them a 16.7 per cent stake in the company.
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Derek Fung
2020 Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrates motorsport greats
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31st Jan 2020
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2020 Goodwood Festival of Speed celebrates motorsport greats

The theme for the 2020 Goodwood Festival of Speed has been announced, putting a focus on motorsport greats. Stepping away from traditional manufacturer-focused events, Goodwood has named this year’s theme “The Maestros – Motorsport's Great All-Rounders”. The theme celebrates not only drivers and riders on two and four wheels, but teams and manufacturers such as Ferrari, Porsche, Lotus, Mercedes-Benz, McLaren, Ford, Williams, Penske, and Ganassi.
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Mandy Turner
2021 Jaguar XF spied
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30th Jan 2020
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2021 Jaguar XF spied

Jaguar's updated XF sedan has been snapped during winter testing, as it gets ready to take on the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. The large sedan looks set to receive a smattering of small body changes, like tweaked bumpers and trim pieces up front, along with a mildly redesigned grille. A set of sharper-looking headlights are also likely, in keeping with recent changes to the F-Type and XE.
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Scott Collie