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    GM Talks Pricing For 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon


    • How Much For A Colorado and Canyon?


    Another piece of the puzzle has been announced for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. General Motors announced this afternoon pricing for their two new midsize trucks. The Colorado will come in at $20,995 (includes a $895 destination charge) and the Canyon will start at $21,880 (includes a $925 destination charge).

    Standard equipment on both models include a 2.5L DI four-cylinder engine with 200 horsepower and six-speed manual. The Colorado gets power windows with express up for the driver, a backup camera, and a locking tailgate. Canyon's standard equipment includes four-way power driver’s seat, CornerStep rear bumper, and sixteen-inch aluminum wheels.

    There will be a number of configurations and options available for both trucks including the 3.6L DI V6, extended and crew cab models; six-speed automatic transmission, forward collision alert, and OnStar 4G LTE.

    General Motors say the Colorado and Canyon will be available at dealers later this fall. More details on pricing and fuel economy numbers will be revealed closer to the sales date.

    Source: General Motors

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.comor you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

    Press Release is on Page 2


    2015 Chevrolet Colorado Starts at $20,995

    • Includes extended cab, 200-horsepower 2.5L engine, 6-speed manual transmission

    DETROIT – Suggested retail prices for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado extended-cab pickup will start at $20,995, including an $895 dealer freight charge, Chevrolet announced today.

    Standard features will include a 200-horsepower 2.5L four-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection and continuously variable valve timing for strong midrange torque; a 6-speed manual transmission; power windows with express up for the driver; a rear-vision camera with dynamic guide lines; and a locking tailgate.

    “Colorado is an all-new midsize pickup that offers truck customers great versatility and great value,” said Tony Johnson, Colorado marketing manager. “It will also have strong appeal for people who know they want a truck, but want one that is easier to maneuver in traffic and easier to park at work or at home.”

    Available options will include a 305-horsepower 3.6L V-6, also with direct fuel injection and variable valve timing; a 6-speed automatic transmission; 4G LTE with a built-in WiFi hotspot; Forward Collision Alert and Land Departure Warning; and the GearOn™ accessory system, a comprehensive solution for organizing and carrying bikes, paddle boards and other equipment.

    Colorado customers can chose from two cab configurations, extended-cab and crew-cab. Crew-cab Colorados will offer a choice of 5- or 6-foot boxes; extended-cab models come with the 6-foot box.

    Other Colorado models also will offer great value. For example, the Colorado LT crew cab with 2WD and the 5-foot box has a starting price, including dealer freight, of $27,985. The Colorado Z71 crew cab 4x4 with the 5-foot box starts at $34,990.

    Colorado will be available in Chevrolet dealerships nationwide in the fall of 2014. Detailed pricing and EPA fuel economy estimates will be available closer to launch.

    2015 GMC Canyon Pricing Starts at $21,880

    • Signature LED lighting, rear vision camera among standard equipment

    DETROIT – Pricing for the all-new 2015 GMC Canyon mid-size pickup will start at $21,880, including a $925 dealer freight charge, GMC announced today.

    “The all-new Canyon provides a one-two punch that customers tell us they’ve been waiting for,” said Canyon Marketing Manager Kenn Bakowski. “Now they can get a premium vehicle in terms of styling, features and technology, with all the inherent capabilities and maneuverability of a mid-size pickup.”

    Standard equipment on the Canyon includes the 2.5L I-4 Direct Injected engine, rated at 200 horsepower, signature light-emitting diode, or LED, lighting, four-way power driver’s seat, CornerStep rear bumper, and 16-inch aluminum wheels.

    Additional models will bring additional value – beginning with the SLE trim level, with prices starting at $27,520 (2WD extended cab), Canyon customers get aluminum interior trim, soft-touch instrument panel and door pads, EZ-lift and lower tailgate, eight-inch diagonal color-touch radio with Intellilink, and OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot with a three-month or three-GB trial (whichever comes first). A 4WD Canyon SLT crew cab short box model starts at $37,875, and includes the 3.6L V-6 engine with 305 horsepower, leather-appointed seating, automatic climate control, 18-inch polished cast-aluminum wheels, remote start and an automatic locking rear differential.

    Available options include the 3.6L V-6 engine with direct injection and variable valve timing, a six-speed automatic transmission, Bose premium seven-speaker audio system, and the GearOn™ accessory system, a comprehensive solution for organizing and carrying bikes, kayaks and other equipment.

    Canyon customers will have multiple cab and bed configurations to choose from, including extended cab models with a 6-foot 2-inch box, or crew cab models with either the 6-foot 2-inch or a 5-foot 2-inch box.

    Additionally, every 2015 Canyon comes with Pro Grade Protection, which, in addition to a five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and three-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, includes two years or 24,000 miles – whichever comes first – of standard scheduled maintenance.

    The new Canyon will be in dealerships this fall. Detailed pricing information and EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings will be announced closer to vehicle availability.

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    Too expensive in the more popular configurations.  I'm bereft, but I am only one insignificant po' boy.  I am extrapolating that a 4WD ext cab Z71 will be $32k with a puny 4 cylinder, maybe $30k for an LT.  :(

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    GM like everyone else is missing a major sales boat by not having a mini pickup. Sorry but the Mid Size is a waste when you can get a full size for not much difference in coin.

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    I think the prices are good, the base models are cheap, and the Colorado basically covers the same price range as the Malibu, which makes sense.  I'd agree with dfelt though that most of these mid-size pickups are too close in size and price to the full size.  They could have just made the new Colorado/Canyon a little bit smaller, which would probably help to keep the cost down a bit.  A Crew Cab long box Colorado is longer than a Suburban, even the smallest Colorado is longer than a Tahoe, it isn't exactly mid-size, it is still a fairly big truck.

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    $20-22K to start?  That is way too high.  If GM were smart, these would start at about $15K so that no onw would think to buy a Silverado/Sierra instead.

     

    As for size, if mini-trucks are forthcoming very soon, then these prices might be justifiable.

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    For $20k though you get the same engine in a Cadillac ATS that costs $35k! 

     

    A Cruze is like 16-25k, I don't see a problem with a pickup being $20-30k, they have to offer bigger engines and it is a bigger vehicle.  These are cheaper than an Equinox too, so I think the price is okay.  I could agree with the argument that instead of the mid-size, they could have made the Colorado more like old school S10 size and sold it a cheaper price point for greater separation from the Silverado.

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    For $20k though you get the same engine in a Cadillac ATS that costs $35k! 

     

    A Cruze is like 16-25k, I don't see a problem with a pickup being $20-30k, they have to offer bigger engines and it is a bigger vehicle.  These are cheaper than an Equinox too, so I think the price is okay.  I could agree with the argument that instead of the mid-size, they could have made the Colorado more like old school S10 size and sold it a cheaper price point for greater separation from the Silverado.

    Agreed, there is to much overlap and not enough gain for having a mid size and full size. Better use was to have a Mini Pickup and then full size.

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    It's apparent that I'm a truck guy, that I'm the target market for GM's new mid-size pickups and though I prefer trucks to cars I don't necessarily need a full-size pcikup truck for daily hauling/towing abilities.  Having said that, the 2004-2012 GMT-355 Canyon & Colorado was too small for my family needs.  I appreciate GM making the new Canyon/Colorado trucks the size they did.  I had a '14 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab 4WD rental for a weekend in June and while I was totally in love with GM's full size truck, the cost to buy one and fuel it (though it was more fuel efficient than my '06 Envoy) would really tax my paycheck.  The new 2015 Canyon looks to fit my expectations - still large enough truck to fit my family, has an affordable price range (a similarly equipped Sierra 1500 4WD SLT Crew Cab would run MSRP $50-51k; I'm projecting the Canyon Crew Cab SLT Long Bed 4WD to run MSRP $39-40k), and I expect it to be better in fuel efficiency then the full-size trucks.

     

    I do agree that GM's current small-medium-large approach (Canyon/Colorado-1500-2500/3500) is a farce.  A true s-m-l approach would be if a compact truck was offered below the Canyon/Colorado and would be more "back-to-basics" in its style & equipment (think Spark-Sonic) than lifestyle/luxury minded (mid- & full-size pickups).

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    The only difference in the SLT Trim 2LT vs. 4LT package is that the VJQ front recovery hooks, NQ6 2-speed Autotrac transfer case and a lower GVWR (5800 lbs. vs. 6000 lbs) are not included in the 2LT.   Doesn't make sense to me to bother offering this package at all and just offer the 4LT.

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    A $25k Colorado is going to be much better equipped than a $25k Silverado.... At $30k you'll have a nicely loaded Colorado while you're still in W/T V6 trim in the Silverado.

     

    I don't see much overlap here.

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    I do not see where there is price overlap for this and full-sizers. An equivalent Silverado Double Cab WT with V6 starts at $30,695, i.e. $10k or 50% more, for an apples to apples comparison.

     

    Toyota double cab and Nissan Frontier extended cabs start within few hundred dollars of this one. A loaded Tacoma rings in at close to $37k. And those are dinosaurs.

     

    Days of getting a 250 hp diesel small truck with all ammenities for $16K are in Walgreen's world.

     

    To me this is fair pricing given market conditions.

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    it would be nice to see a standard cab and long box basic truck.

     

    if one can get a cheap version of this, and with the 4, it should still be fairly cheap transport.  Shouldn't have a problem getting 25 mpg.  I bet a 4 cyl basic 6 speed truck would be fun.

     

    I didn't look for myself, but can you get a manual trans and AWD together?

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    -No Regular Cab offered

    -Manual transmission standard only on the basic 2WD extended cab model

    -Diesel engine will be available to order late Q3/early Q4 2015 as a 2016 model year option

    -Diesel engine will come with automatic transmission only

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    Ya know if GM is not willing to import or build and sell a mini pickup with diesel then maybe we should import the Thailand version and resell it here. :P

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    dfelt, I don't believe the Thailand version is any smaller (maybe only in length).  GM needs a true small truck, same size as a Sonic and in regular & extended cab offerings only, to target the weekend DIY'er who may need occasional hauling capabilities or a somone who wants a small truck as a daily driver with excellent FE.

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    For some reason I thought the Thailand and Brazel version were mini pickup truck size. Will have to research this out.

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    See, we have a GMC franchise at work, I will need to give our own ppl first shot at pricing one out.  SLE extended cab 4X4 V6 with G80 locker... and maybe the all weather floor mat/bed mat package.  If Emerald/Rainforest Green is too expensive, then Cyber Gray.  I can't help but get my hopes up... it could all be for naught though.  We'll see.  *bites nails*

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    Reality has bitten the left cheek.  I just chatted with a Chevy rep on their site.

     

    2015 Colorado WT 4X4 extended cab $26,885

    Destination $875

    3.6 V6 $1220

    Off-road side steps $745

    WT Appearance Package $435 (aluminum 16" wheels, chome beltline moldings, body color handles and power mirrors with body color caps, plus a body-color rear bumper)

    WT Convenience Package $490 (EZ lift tailgate, keyless entry, theft prevention, cruise control)

    G80 locking diff $325

    Interior Protection Package $250 (all-weather floor mats and a bed mat)

     

    MSRP:  $31,225.

     

    LT version with same options would be $2100 higher, with the LT convenience package costing $1080 (instead of $490 for the WT) included in that price, all other options being equal.  The green paint would be $495 on top of all of this.

     

    Z71 4X4 would be $34,065 with V6, steps and mat package.

     

    Jeez man.

     

    EDIT:  I just found out that some of these prices could be wrong.  The chat person gave me some incorrect information.  SO, I will wait for the official "Build & Price" site to come live before panicking.

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    2014 Silverado 1500 2WT regular cab 4X4 4.3L V6

     

    Base MSRP $31,760

    Destination $1095

    G80 locker $395

    All-terrain tires $200

    Black side steps $600

    Tailgate liner $75

    Bed mat $140

     

    Total MSRP $34,265.

     

    Current rebate is $3000, putting it down to $31,265, if this exact truck could be somehow located.

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    OK, GM has their full Colorado site up, finally.  But the Build & Price is crashed already.  Went over to cars.com, and their pricing is clean and easy to use.  Official prices.

     

    2015 Colorado WT 4X4 extended cab, $27,760 with destination

    Convenience package, $490

    Appearance package, $435

    3.6L V6, $1235

    G80 locker, $325

    Trailering package, $250 (forced tie-in with G80)

    Interior protection package, $250 (rubber mats and bed mat)

    Tailgate liner, $80

    Off-Road side steps, $745 (open style steps that should be easy to keep clean)

     

    $31,650.  Lotsa dough.

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    I can buy a decent house in my area for the cost of these new pickups. Ridiculous. I'll keep my 2006 Silverado.

    Detroit?   $30k is more of a partial down payment on a house in the world I'm used to...

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      Chevrolet’s latest connectivity technologies include available 7- and 8-inch-diagonal MyLink infotainment systems designed to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as an available OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot. (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are products of Apple and Google and their terms and privacy statements apply.  Requires compatible smartphone and data plan rates apply.)
      Passengers will have access to USB charging ports in all three seating rows, available wireless charging and steering wheel-mounted phone and audio controls. Chevrolet’s Rear Seat Reminder feature is standard on all trim levels.
      When it comes to helping to protect passengers, a comprehensive suite of available safety technologies and adaptive crash-avoidance features offers ease of use and added peace of mind, with new available features including:
      Surround Vision D-Optic LED headlamps (standard on High Country and Premier) Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning Front Pedestrian Braking Forward Collision Alert Low and High-Speed Forward Automatic Braking. Teen Driver is standard, allowing parents to set certain controls and review performance in order to help encourage better driving habits, even when parents are not in the vehicle. 
      Performance and efficiency
      A new 3.6L V-6 and nine-speed automatic transmission form the standard propulsion system, expected to offer nearly 10 percent more horsepower than the current model and a GM-estimated 25 mpg highway (FWD). The combination also supports an estimated 5,000-pound (2,268 kg) trailering capacity when properly equipped.
      Sporting the new RS trim, the Traverse will exclusively feature a 2.0L turbocharged engine that provides a unique driving experience, with more maximum torque than the V-6. It is also paired with the nine-speed automatic transmission.
      Both engines feature new intelligent stop/start technology that determines the best times for fuel-saving engine-stop events, based on a variety of driving factors.
      New Traction Mode Select is standard on all models and allows the driver to make real-time adjustments to the vehicle’s driving mode to account for varying road conditions. On available AWD models, it also allows the system to be completely disconnected from the rear axle, which helps save fuel and enhances refinement.
      High Country’s exclusive Advanced AWD system employs twin-clutch technology that optimizes traction for every condition it encounters. It is engineered for optimal performance in wet, snowy and icy conditions, while also providing enhanced stability in dry conditions.
    • By William Maley
      The GMC Terrain has become one of the most important models for the brand. It is the second-best selling model - one of out six models sold is a Terrain. How do you a second act while trying to retain it as one of the best-selling models? Tonight at an event before the Detroit Auto Show, GMC gave the answer.
      GMC used the template of the Acadia crossover when designing the Terrain. But GMC also added some unique touches as well. The most apparent is the floating roofline that has been used on the Nissan Murano. There is also a large hexagonal grille and c-shaped head and taillights. Like the Chevrolet Equinox revealed last year, the Terrain has gone down in size. It is 3.2-inches shorter and rides on a wheelbase that has been cut by 5.2-inches. On the plus side, GMC was able to drop a few hundred pounds from the new model.
      The interior follows the Acadia's design with the same dash layout. It appears the Terrain will be getting a new version of GMC's Intellilink infotainment system along with a push-button transmission selector. The downsizing does mean a decrease in cargo space. With the rear seats up, the Terrain offers 29.6 cubic feet of space (down 2 cubic feet from the current model) Fold the rear seats and space measures out to 63.3 cubic feet (down 0.4 cubic feet).
      The big news are the engines. There will be three turbocharged engines on offer,
      1.5L four-cylinder: 170 horsepower and 203 pound-feet of torque 2.0L four-cylinder: 252 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque 1.6L four-cylinder diesel: 137 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque Both gas engines will come with a nine-speed automatic, while the diesel retains a six-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive comes standard and all-wheel drive will be optional.
      The 2018 GMC Terrain will hit dealers this summer.
      Source: GMC
      Press Release is on Page 2


      GMC Introduces Modern, Bold Design on 2018 Terrain
      Confident appearance, accommodating interior and turbo engines elevate new premium compact SUV DETROIT — GMC today introduced the all-new 2018 Terrain and unveiled the next chapter of GMC design via a boldly styled and intelligently engineered successor to the brand’s popular compact SUV. The Terrain offers greater refinement and versatility to adapt to customers’ unique needs, and it’s packed with more available advanced safety technologies than ever before.
      GMC offers customers the widest range of choices yet, with three all-new available turbocharged propulsion systems, including a new turbo-diesel. Two new efficiency-enhancing nine-speed automatic transmissions are matched with the gas engines — a first application for the GMC lineup.
      Continuing the momentum of owning 25 percent of GMC’s overall retail sales, Denali returns to the Terrain with greater exclusivity than ever, offering a distinctive range-topping design and uniquely refined features.
      “GMC’s strong growth over the past decade is due in large part to Terrain,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of global GMC Sales and Marketing. “The all-new Terrain builds on that success, leveraging GMC’s proven premium SUV experience to shake up the largest vehicle segment, with a strong blend of design, functionality and engineering excellence.” 
      The 2018 Terrain goes on sale this summer in SL, SLE, SLT and Denali models, maintaining the momentum created by the first-generation model, of which more than 700,000 have been sold in North America since it went on sale in 2009.  
      Bold, modern design
      The new Terrain’s bold exterior signals the next chapter of GMC’s design language, evolving the brand’s signature cues with stronger, sharper and more sculpted elements such as the grille and lighting features. Its shape was refined in the wind tunnel to help ensure the distinctive profile cuts through the air with optimal efficiency and quietness.
      “It is a striking design with functional beauty,” said Helen Emsley, executive director, Global GMC Design. “There’s confidence and optimism in its stance, with exceptional attention to detail that speaks to GMC’s rise as a premium brand.”
      Elevating GMC’s new design, the all-new Terrain Denali will feature its signature chrome grille along with Denali-specific accents including body-color fascias and lower trim, plus chrome roof rails, door handles, side mirror caps and body-side molding. Additionally, LED headlamps and 19-inch ultra-bright machined aluminum wheels are standard on Denali.
      All other models feature signature LED daytime running lamps and tail lamps. Bi-functional HID headlamps are standard on SL, SLE and SLT. Additionally, 17-inch wheels are standard on SL and SLE, with 18-inch wheels available on SL and SLE, and standard on SLT.
      Turbocharged propulsion choices
      A range of three all-new turbocharged engines, including an all-new 1.6L turbo-diesel, provides more choices when it comes to performance, efficiency and capability in the all-new 2018 GMC Terrain. New 1.5L and 2.0L turbocharged gas engines are matched with two unique new nine-speed automatic transmissions, with the 2.0L turbo engine offering stronger acceleration and a higher degree of performance than its 1.5L counterpart.
      GMC’s new Electronic Precision Shift enables more storage room in the center console by replacing the conventional transmission shifter with electronically controlled gear selection consisting of intuitive push buttons and pull triggers.
      The Terrain comes standard with GMC’s driver-controllable Traction Select system, which has choices for different driving conditions. Elements such as the throttle responses are optimized for the selected driving mode. AWD models include a FWD mode that disconnects the AWD system to minimize drag and optimize fuel economy, while the AWD mode offers all the benefits of an active AWD system.
      Refined, versatile and purposeful interior
      Like the exterior, the new Terrain’s interior makes a statement and serves as a fundamental component of the vehicle’s heightened emphasis on refinement and functionality. Elements such as authentic aluminum trim, soft-touch materials on the instrument panel and doors and standard active noise cancellation are premium features seamlessly integrated into the interior design for a luxurious customer experience.
      The Terrain Denali heightens the GMC experience throughout the new interior with a unique trim tint color and Denali-specific logos and piping on the front seats. Denali customers will benefit from additional standard features including a heated steering wheel, navigation, Bose premium 7-speaker sound system and a hands-free programmable power liftgate.
      An expanded center console with pass-through storage underneath and side-by-side cupholders adds to the Terrain’s functionality. A new fold-flat front passenger seat and flat-folding rear seat help Terrain offer greater versatility for stowing longer items and make it easier to load cargo. There are also new under-floor compartments in the cargo area for more secure storage.
      GMC keeps passengers connected with 7- and available 8-inch-diagonal infotainment systems, featuring compatibility with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality and a standard OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot (data plan purchase required after limited trial period) that can accommodate up to seven mobile devices. Owners can also manage their vehicles remotely with the industry-leading myGMC mobile app via their compatible smartphones. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility are subject to their terms, privacy statements and data plan rates, and require a compatible smartphone.
      Every new Terrain comes standard with five years of the OnStar Basic Plan[1] at no additional cost. Among other benefits, this connectivity plan features OnStar Smart Driver, an opt-in service designed to help GMC owners maximize their vehicle’s overall performance, reduce wear and tear, monitor fuel efficiency and become better drivers — all factors that add to the overall ownership experience.
      Expanded range of safety features
      An expanded range of available active safety technologies is designed to enhance driver awareness and even help make it easier to park and maneuver in low-speed situations. The features include radar- and camera-based adaptive technologies that can provide alerts to potential crash threats, allowing the driver to react and make changes to potentially avoid them, including:
      New Surround Vision New Forward Collision Alert with Following Distance Indicator New Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking New Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert  Rear Cross Traffic Alert New Safety Alert Seat The new Terrain also features GMC’s new Rear Seat Reminder[2] and Teen Driver[3]. Rear Seat Reminder alerts drivers to check the back seat as they exit their vehicles under certain circumstances, while Teen Driver allows parents to set controls and review an in-vehicle report card in order to help encourage better driving habits, even when adults are not in the vehicle.

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