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MORE­FRUIT

Skoda’s Scout not only now comes with twin-clutch auto DSG trans­mis­sion, the Czech car­maker ad­vises 2011 mod­els get in­te­grated Blue­tooth in the nav­i­ga­tion sys­tem as stan­dard. Nice.

BEAUT UTE

Holden is re­viv­ing the Thun­der badge on its ute line-up, spruik­ing it as part of the 60th an­niver­sary of Holden’s 1951 Ute. Holden says there’s an ex­tra $3000 worth of gear on the Thun­der mod­els, which will be avail­able with the 3.6-litre V6 as well as the 6.0-litre V8. Equipped with ei­ther a six-speed man­ual trans­mis­sion or op­tional sixspeed auto, the Thun­der Ute range starts at $34,990.

EVOCA­TIVE PRIC­ING

Land Rover has an­nounced new Range Rover Evoque pric­ing in the UK. The svelte new Landie starts from $43,290 for an eD4 Pure 5-door man­ual 2WD model, with the equiv­a­lent of the 4WD priced at $44,450.

FAST FIN­ISH

Mazda Mo­tor­sport is cel­e­brat­ing its 2011 Targa Tas­ma­nia suc­cess with Bren­dan Reeves and Rhi­an­non Smyth win­ning the Show­room class in a Mazda3 MPS.

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