Citroen revamps C3 Picasso for 2011 (UK)

Citroën has revised its C3 Picasso sub-compact MPV for 2011. Revisions are strictly limited to engines and pricing.

In addition to the new Euro5 engines, Citroen will also launch a special-edition called ‘Blackcherry’.

Based upon the VTR+ model, Blackcherry features cherry red and glossy black exterior and interior updates, 17” cherry red diamond-tipped alloy wheels, air conditioning, cruise control w/speed limiter, Connecting Box (USB socket & Bluetooth), electrically adjustable/heated door mirrors and front electric windows. Under the bonnet lives a 90bhp, 1.6HDi diesel engine that returns 61.4mpg.

On the diesel front, the range-topping 1.6HDi 110bhp now produces 125g/km and better fuel economy of 58.8mpg.

The 1.4 VTi 95bhp petrol has combined cycle fuel economy of 44.1mpg, up from 42.8mpg. Helping to reduce fuel consumption, all C3 Picasso models are now fitted with Michelin Energy Saver tyres. These tyres mean specifying larger 17” alloy wheels on Exclusive models will no longer have an impact on CO2 output.

Sales start 1st November.

Lexus CT200h pricing announced (UK)

The Lexus CT200h compact hybrid car will start from £23,485 when it goes on sale in Spring 2011.

The CT200h is available in three trim-levels; SE-I, SE-L and SE-L Premier.

Entry-level SE-I comes equipped with 16”/17” alloy wheels, 6 speaker audio system w/USB port and Bluetooth, active brake lights, dual-zone climate control, entry & start, LED daytime running lights, rear privacy glass and rain-sensing wipers. Options will include front and rear parking sensors and a satellite navigation system, 10 speaker audio system w/dash 6-CD changer and Remote Touch control.

Mid-spec SE-L cars comes with leather interior w/heated front seats and front & rear parking sensors. Two optional packages are offered with this grade; convenience pack which includes cruise control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror w/reversing camera and full map navigation package, packing in satellite navigation system,10 speaker sound system w/dash 6-CD changer and Remote Touch control. This has a sticker price of £25,200.

Flagship SE-L Premier is equipped with LED headlights, cruise control, auto-dimming rear-view mirror w/reversing camera, Smart Entry system, electrically adjustable front seats, electrically folding, auto-dimming external mirrors, 13 speaker Mark Levinson sound system, HDD satellite navigation system and remote touch control. All these amenities come at a price, £30,635. Pre-crash safety (PCS) system with adaptive cruise control (ACC) and lateral performance damper system will be optional.

The CT200h will be able to return 68.9mpg and emit 94g/km, Lexus claims, making it free from VED and the London Congestion Charge. Order books are open now.

Great Wall to produce cars in Bulgaria (BG)

Chinese car manufacture, Great Wall Motors is going to commence production of its passenger cars in early 2011 at its Lovech factory.

Great Wall is looking to build two sedans, an SUV and a truck for the European community. The plant has a production capacity of 50,000 cars per annum. The first 1,000 cars are expected to be produced in February 2011.

The company anticipates the production will give it wide access to the Euro market. The vehicles are likely to obtain a "Made in the EU" sticker and – without infuriating duties and taxes – will be exported throughout Europe.

The original investment is estimated at $119m and is likely to surpass $420m at a later date. The factory will give work to 1,800 people, of which 400 are highly specialised professionals from Germany, China, Italy, South Korea, and Japan.

2010 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

2010 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 By Romeo Ferraris
2010 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 By Romeo Ferraris2010 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 By Romeo Ferraris
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 received compressor by Romeo Ferraris and the power of the mighty LS7 7.0 jumped to 677PS and 823Nm of torque. The Vortech kit features – a centrifugal compressor, an air-to-air aluminum intercooler and high-flow injectors. Additionally, the car received a new sport exhaust system.

2010 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 By Romeo Ferraris2010 Romeo Ferraris Chevrolet Corvette Z06
With all this power, Romeo Ferraris Chevrolet Corvette Z06 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds and the 200 km/h barrier comes in just 10 seconds. However, the top speed is 340km/h (211mph). Front and rear wheels also differ in dimensions, with Romeo Ferraris fitting this Z06-RF with 19-inch rims at the front and 20-inch at the back.

2010 Mercedes SLS AMG

Mercedes SLS AMG by FAB Concept
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The Swiss tuner FAB-Design has taken on the new AMG Mercedes SLS to make it that much more individual. True to the company's philosophy of creating something even more individual from a noble factory vehicle, a more accentuated version of the wing-door car has been produced. Especially the aerodynamics benefited from the high class fine tuning. To do this the developers from Mellingen developed and mounted a sporty front spoiler lip with vertically mounted daylight driving lights along with a rear apron with integrated diffuser in a similar design to the front element.
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An equally output boosting rear spoiler that was specially constructed to perfectly harmonise with the factory mounted extendable counterpart crowns it all. The optical and aerodynamic cherry on the SLS cake are the side skirts made of visible carbon fiber.

2012 Nissan Versa Sedan‎ edition

2012 Nissan Versa Sedan‎ 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan‎
Development for the next-generation 2012 Nissan Versa Sedan is evidently underway, judging by this teaser sketch released today by the Japanese automaker. With swoopier styling and an arched roof, the next-gen Versa may help retain interest in the subcompact car. Nisan has also confirmed that the new Versa will be sold in North America.
The current Nissan Versa hit U.S. showrooms in 2006, with the sedan variant following in 2007. The 2011 model carries a $10,740 base price. Both cars are currently powered by a choice of a 1.6- or 1.8-liter engines worth 107 and 122 horsepower, respectively. Nissan has sold 76,736 Versas through September 2010, an increase of 20.4 percent year-over-year and significantly larger volume than Honda's Fit (40,936) and Toyota's Yaris (31,793).

2011 New BMW X3 reviews

2011 New BMW X3 2011 New BMW X3
BMW announces a base price of $37,625 for the all-new BMW X3 Sports Activity Vehicle®, which arrives in dealer showrooms by the end of the year. That is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price for the refined, 240-horsepower X3 xDrive28i. The turbocharged, 300-horsepower X3 xDrive35i will have an MSRP of $41,925. Both prices include $875 Destination & Handling fee. Both models feature a standard 8-speed automatic transmission and BMW’s acclaimed xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system.
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2011 New BMW X3 Details, Price, Picture2011 New BMW X3 Details, Price, Picture
BMW sparked the creation of today’s hottest industry segment with the 2004 introduction of the original BMW X3, a vehicle designed to be the best-handling light truck in the world – a true BMW – while affording its owners generous space and versatility to accommodate their active lifestyles. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then the competition has been very sincere indeed. The impact of the original X3 became unquestionable as other manufacturers rushed to join its unique place in the market. For the second-generation BMW X3, the designers and engineers took inspiration from every lesson learned in the original X3’s seven-year life cycle and forged two new models that extend the reach and strength of the original. More versatile than ever – with a rear seat that can fold in three sections, not just two. Faster. More fuel efficient. Refined. The new X3 will re-establish the benchmark for the segment the original X3 spawned.

Concept Car: Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester S-Edition2010 Subaru Forester S-EditionThe Subaru Forester S-Edition concept, making its worldwide debut in Sydney, builds on the turbocharged following of the existing Forester XT. Subaru Forester S-Edition’s turbocharged 2.5 liter 193 Kilowatt engine is 24 kW more powerful than the XT and produces 347 Newtonmetres of torque, up 27 Nm.

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Other significant additions include:- Paddleshift five-speed automatic gearbox
- Revised sports suspension
- Variable Torque Distribution (VTD) All-Wheel Drive
- Exclusive styling accents
- STI 17-inch high lustre alloy wheels
- Alcantara seat trim with S-Edition logos
- Drilled alloy pedals
- Luminescent instruments with centre design unique to the model
- Subaru Forester S-Edition badgingNick Senior, Managing Director, Subaru Australia, said: “We’re delighted and honoured that Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) have chosen Sydney for the worldwide unveil of this Forester concept.

2011 Dodge Journey mid-size crossover with “right sized”

2011 Dodge Journey Official Review 2011 Dodge Journey Details
Dodge continues to unleash new products to the market; today, introducing the new 2011 Dodge Journey, its mid-size crossover with “right sized” proportions, five- or seven-passenger seating, innovative storage solutions, abundant safety and security features, all-wheel-drive capability and models packaged for a variety of lifestyles.
2011 Dodge Journey Official Review
2011 Dodge Journey Official Review 2011 Dodge Journey Official Interior
For 2011, Dodge takes what was good and makes it better. The 2011 Dodge Journey receives a major overhaul with a completely redesigned and retuned suspension, a new V-6 engine and a gorgeous new interior. And that’s not all. 2011 Dodge Journey also features the latest and greatest in vehicle connectivity and customization with the Chrysler Group’s new PowerNet electrical architecture. Owners will feel like they have the world at their fingertips with the 2011 Dodge Journey’s available touch-screen command center, Uconnect Touch.

2011 Hyundai Equus priced at $58,000

2011 Hyundai Equus
2011 Hyundai Equus2011 Hyundai Equus Review
Hyundai Motor America has announced pricing for the all-new Equus luxury sedan. The lavishly contented Equus Signature will be priced at $58,000 and the top-of-the-line Equus Ultimate at $64,500. Hyundai Equus brings a fresh approach to product innovation and the ownership experience in this price segment.

2011 Hyundai Equus2011 Hyundai Equus Interior Review
2011 EQUUS Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Pricing
Model Equus Signature
MSRP $58,000Model Equus Ultimate
MSRP $64,500$900 freight charge not included"At Your Service" SummaryValet service – The dealership will pickup and deliver the owner's Equus for maintenance, replacement of wear items or warranty work
Replacement vehicle – If alternative transportation is needed while service is being performed, the dealer will provide a Genesis or Equus at no cost
Maintenance – Covers all factory maintenance for the first five years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes firs Wear items – Covers brake pads, brakes discs, wiper blades and battery

2011 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI eight-speed tiptronic

2011 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI2011 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI
Audi has added a new and especially efficient member to its Q7 family. The Q7 3.0 TDI offers 150 kW (204 hp) while consuming an average of just 7.2 liters of diesel per 100 km (32.67 miles per U.S. gallon) – better than all direct competitors. At the same time, a 3.0 liter V6 drives this large SUV powerfully and smoothly. An eight-speed tiptronic and quattro permanent all-wheel drive round out the luxurious drivetrain.
Highly efficient – the new Audi Q7 3.0 TDI quattro with 150 kW* fuel efficiency of just 7.2 liters of diesel per 100 km
* eight-speed tiptronic and quattro driveThe new V6 TDI in the Q7 is a high-tech engine. It weighs far less than 200 kilograms (440.92 lb) and extensive measures minimize internal friction. Innovative thermal management – a new feature of many Audi engines – is particularly complex in the 3.0 TDI. The crankcase and the cylinder heads have separate cooling water circuits; coolant is not circulated within the block while the engine is warming up.

2011 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI2011 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI Details Review
A common-rail system with lightning-fast piezo injectors provides injection pressure up to 2,000 bar; the turbocharger and the camshafts' control times have been optimized for maximum efficiency. A start-stop system deactivates the engine as soon as the vehicle comes to a stop, and an energy recovery system – standard for the entire model line – stores energy during deceleration.
The EU 5 classification for this new entry model in the Q7 family will come as no surprise, just like its high fuel efficiency. On average, it needs 7.2 liters per 100 km (32.67 miles per U.S. gallon). And its CO2 equivalent is just 189 grams per km (304.17 grams per mile) – no other large SUV from a European brand boasts such a low value. The efficient TDI delivers 150 kW (204 hp). Its maximum torque becomes available just above the idling point: 450 Nm (331.90 lb-ft) remain constant between 1,250 and 2,750 rpm.

2010 Lexus CT 200h F-Sport (AIMS)

2010 Lexus CT 200h F-Sport2010 Lexus CT 200h F-Sport
Lexus chose this week’s Australian International Motor Show (AIMS) for the apple premiere of its CT 200h F Sport archetypal advanced of the car’s addition to Australia in the aboriginal bisected of 2011 as able-bodied added markets about the world.As with added Lexus models, the F Sport analysis adds a amount of beheld and achievement aliment to the firm’s committed hybrid. On the outside, the CT 200h gets a sportier searching foreground bonanza forth with a bore high grille, beefier ancillary skirts, and a reworked rear bonanza that incorporates a diffuser.The beyond admixture auto in a gunmetal accomplishment and the advantage of a different Flame Blue blush annular off the exoteric upgrades.

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Inside, those that opt for the F Sport-badged CT 200h will accept different dashboard and aperture console trims, additional F Sport council caster with a thicker rim, sports pedals, chafe plates, apparatus console and aloofness glass.While there are no changes to the CT 200h’s amalgam powertrain, which comprises a 1.8-litre VVT-i petrol engine, an electric motor and an electronically-controlled continuously capricious manual (E-CVT), Lexus says the F-Sport appearance an up-rated suspension.

2011 Nissan Micra green

2011 Nissan Micra
2011 Nissan Micra2011 Nissan Micra Details Picture
The all-new Nissan Micra - the fourth generation to wear the name - represents an entirely new chapter in the history of Nissan's multi-award winning compact city car. The European city car segment is one of the most hotly contested segments in any market in the world. For this reason, Nissan Micra was conceived, from its design, engineering, powertrain and equipment levels, to make European city driving as stress-free as possible, but also to remain accessible.
2011 Nissan Micra Interior2011 Nissan Micra Details Interior
2011 Nissan Micra2011 Nissan Micra Details Review
A pair of brand new three-cylinder petrol engines displacing 1.2-litres power new Micra. The entry-level version is a normally aspirated entry-level 59kW (80PS) unit which produces an impressively low 115 g/km of CO2. But even this is overshadowed by the second version. This is a direct injection gasoline engine with a supercharger to boost power to 72kW (98PS). CO2 emissions, meanwhile, tumble to just 95 g/km. Such is the efficiency of these new petrol engines that new Nissan Micra will not be offered with a diesel option. The supercharged version will be introduced in Europe from spring 2011. Such low CO2 figures are normally only achieved by diesel powered cars, which command a price premium, so new Nissan Micra will deliver low emissions, but without the usual price penalty.

2012 Subaru FT-86 Edition

2012 Subaru FT-862012 Subaru FT-86
The joint-venture project between Toyota and Subaru is still on its way into perfection and now our photographers have spotted the mule for the Subaru version on its first testing in Europe.And its not just the normal version spotted, but the STi performance version by the looks of that bump on the hood. And we can also see a front-mounted inter cooler in the front bumper grille. That would probably mean a 2.5 liter turbo charged flat-four delivering some 300 horsepower. And of course we expect the power to be delivered to all four wheels. A more normal version with a 2.0 liter flat four will also be available in the line-up.We might expect both versions to show up in showroom trim as a 2012 model at the Tokyo Car Show in December 2011, unless they decide that the Frankfurt Car Show in September is a better option.

Toyota red colour FT-86

Toyota FT-86 Concept Toyota FT-86 Concept Details
Toyota FT-86 concept was unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show, we were surprised and delighted at the prospect of an attractive, rear-wheel-drive 2+2 with a $20,000 price tag. Could we just as excited for a $25,000 RWD Scion? We may not have a choice.
The Wall Street Journal reports that Toyota management told dealers in Las Vegas there will be a production version of the FT-86 badged as a Scion model. The move would help bolster the struggling brand, which has been a bit product-starved of late. There are also rumors of a new price point – as high as $25,000 – and the possibility that the Subaru version will only be available in Europe. While the report claims the FT-86 will be badged as a Scion, there is no definitive word there won't be a Toyota variant as well. We're sure to learn more this auto show season, as reports show that the production FT-86 could arrive at the New York Auto Show in 2011.

New black Toyota Prius

Toyota Prius Generation X DetailsToyota Prius Generation X
The special edition Toyota Prius Generation X has just been launched in the UK to mark the model's 10th anniversary on the British market. The Toyota Prius Generation X features a special body kit and various other appointments and will be produced in limited numbers.
The Toyota Prius Generation X features a unique aerodynamics package, including a front, rear and side skirts, black alloys, and dark-tinted privacy glass. The interior of the Toyota Prius Generation X showcases a high-quality black leather upholstery badged with a 10th anniversary logo. The equipment list of the Toyota Prius Generation X includes HDD satellite navigation, parking, monitor, Bluetooth, Intelligent Park Assist, and cruise control. The Toyota Prius Generation X price list starts at 26,150 GBP and the limited edition model will be available in 1,000 units.

Dodge Challenger SRT8 392

Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 CustomizationDodge Challenger SRT8 392
The Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 has been introduced today equipped with a new 392-cubic inch HEMI V8 powertrain producing 470hp and 470lb-ft of torque. That’s 90lb-ft more torque at 2,900rpm compared to the previous 6.1 liter V8 engine. New highly damped shocks offer a firm ride. SRT engineers recalibrated the suspension geometry to improve Challenger’s balance, corning ability and steering responsiveness. The performance SRT-tuned, fully hydraulic steering system also has been improved with a new, heavy-duty pump and revised gearing to give drivers more direct feel and on-center response.
Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 CustomizationDodge Challenger SRT8 392 Picture
To kick off 2011-model year production, Dodge will build 1,492 Inaugural Edition models of the Challenger SRT8 392, all with exclusive content. On the outside, Dodge is offering customization for those first 1,492 owners. Two colors and new full-body stripe combinations include Deep Water Blue with standard Stone White stripes or Bright White Clear Coat with standard Viper Blue stripes. All Inaugural Edition models will ride on standard 20 inch SRT-exclusive wheels that feature a polished face and satin black painted pockets.
“392 HEMI” badges flank both fenders. Mopar quad exhaust tips deliver the performance exhaust note. A larger front splitter and integrated front fender spats give this Challenger SRT8 392 better overall high-speed aerodynamics and balance. A newly modified front fascia chin spoiler improves aerodynamics and is accent painted for a more aggressive look. The rear decklid spoiler also is completed in matching body color.

New 2011 Citroen C5 cars reviews

New 2011 Citroen C5New 2011 Citroen C5 Details
Citroën’s elegant C5 range is to be updated and refreshed with smart styling and technology upgrades including a distinctive New LED light signature, darker tinted rear light clusters, re-homologated engines andthe introduction of the Company’s innovative New eTouch Emergency &Assistance System. The model upgrades apply to both Saloon and Tourer versions and are available from November 2010. Already widely recognised as one of the most stylish and well-equipped models its segment, the visual changes to the C5 range aresubtle yet assured, whilst the efficiency and equipment upgrades further strengthen the model’s technologically advanced credentials.
STYLING UPGRADES.Standard specification across both the C5 Saloon and Tourer ranges, specially designed LEDs have been neatly integrated into the headlights to give the model a distinctive new visual signature. The rear light clusters also benefit from a new ‘Dark Crystal’ treatment with clear glass in the central section. The headlamps retain all their existing functionality and the models safety-enhancing cornering lights remain standard specification across the range.
New 2011 Citroen C5New 2011 Citroen C5 Review
Standard specification on all C5 Exclusive models, customers now benefit from the introduction of Citroën’s new eTouch Emergency & Assistance System. This innovative service automatically or manually makesemergency calls and allows manual assistance calls - using a built-in SIM card - for a rapid response in the event of an accident or if the car is immobilised. Citroën’s eTouch system also allows drivers to consult information online at their ‘MyCITROËN’ personal space, whichallows them to monitor their vehicle’s maintenance requirements and to receive advice on improving fuel economy. These services are free and available 24-7.

New upcoming 2012 Ford Focus SE Titanium

2012 Ford Focus SE Titanium
2012 Ford Focus SE Titanium2012 Ford Focus SE Titanium
All-new 2012 Ford Focus range elevates driving dynamics with standard electric power-assisted steering (EPAS), Control Blade rear suspension and torque vectoring control, making the vehicle feel more responsive and agile in corners
Top-of-the-line Ford Focus Titanium model features standard sport-tuned suspension in addition to offering an optional Titanium Handling Package with 18-inch alloy wheels and summer performance tires
Mid-range Ford Focus SE offered with available SE Sport Package featuring alloy wheels, sport seats, rear disc brakes, piano black grille, unique interior appointments and five-speed manual transmission

2012 Ford Focus SE Titanium Interior2012 Ford Focus SE Interior
Driving dynamics and responsive handling have been elevated across the entire all-new Focus range for 2012. All Focus models feature standard specifically tuned electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) system, independent Control Blade rear suspension and torque vectoring control. These features combine to make Focus more agile and confidence-inspiring for enthusiast and normal drivers alike.

2010 white Audi R8 Spark Eight

Audi R8 Spark Eight by EisenmannAudi R8 Spark Eight by Eisenmann
Spark Eight by Eisenmann, visual appearance, sound and performance enter into a perfect symbiosis. All of the above is based on experience Eisenmann has amassed in motoring. Many years of research and development for racetracks and motorways alike have merged into an unrivaled project. Components and the complete conversion package are exclusively available at Eisenmann and on the Web at
Audi R8 Spark Eight by Eisenmann2010 Audi R8 by Eisenmann
Eisenmann also ensures that the improved chassis matches the upgrade of visual effect and sound. The new shock absorbers with four performance springs (3850 Euro) increase the driving dynamic for even more agile handling characteristics. The 235/35 (front) and 315/30 (rear) tyres mounted on 8.5x19 inch alloy wheels ensure a solid grip (complete set available for 7300 Euro).

2010 Citroen Concept cars

2010 Citroen Concept by Metropolis2010 Citroen Concept by Metropolis
No more talk about future possibilities and potential: Citroën Concept manufacture the Metropolis, and make thinking about the insatiable Chinese market. This was confirmed by Olivier Gregoire, head of PSA Peugeot Citroën East, who plans to make the Gallic group compete with the Germans in the country of the Great Wall.
2010 Citroen Concept by Metropolis2010 Citroen Concept Picture
These were the statements of the executive to Automotive News China. The Metropolis will be manufactured. It will be a real car. The same elements of style will be used for high-end Citroën car to be developed in China. We want to build the premium line in China, and the Metropolis is a symbol of our guidance.

Opel Astra Sports Tourer inner view

2011 Opel Astra Sports TourerOpel Astra Sports Tourer Details
New Opel Astra Sports Tourer brings style, practicality and eco-friendly technology to the compact wagon segment, giving owners the flexibility to combine professional and private use in one vehicle. Sharing the same Opel design DNA and Sports Tourer name as its larger Insignia counterpart, the Opel Astra Sports Tourer also introduces a similar focus on first class quality and functionality. The sculpted shape encapsulates a cabin with all the widely-acclaimed attributes of the Astra hatchback, while adding an ample cargo carrying capability. Space-efficient trunk design, enabling an impressive load volume of up to 1,550 liters, is complemented by smart, upscale features such as the new FlexFold Rear Seats - a system which folds the rear seatbacks at the touch of a button.
Opel Astra Sports Tourer InteriorOpel Astra Sports Tourer Details Interior
Opel Astra Sports Tourer technical view2011 Opel Astra Sports Tourer Details
The Opel Astra Sports Tourer's athletic looks are backed by an equally athletic driving experience. The new wagon shares the same innovative rear suspension and mechatronic FlexRide chassis as its hatchback peer. Other class leading features such as AFL+ adaptive forward lighting and medically-approved ergonomic front seats add comfort and safety to the driving fun on offer. A wide powertrain choice of nine fuel-efficient engines provides a bandwidth from 70 kW/95 hp to 132 kW/180 hp. Fuel-saving Start/Stop technology will be first introduced on the 1.3 CDTI engine (70 kW/95 hp) early next year, resulting in CO2 emissions as low as 109 g/km.

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