The Truth About Cars » chevrolet silverado http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:30:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » chevrolet silverado http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com General Motors Unveils Updated 2016 Chevrolet Silverado http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/general-motors-unveils-updated-2016-chevrolet-silverado/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/general-motors-unveils-updated-2016-chevrolet-silverado/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1114649 Chevrolet took the wrapper off the new Silverado today, dispatching the chrome grille and headlight surrounds for paint-coated pieces on the refreshed model. The face of the Z71, shown in this photo released by General Motors, sports a body-colored grille, bulging hood and two strips of LED lights. (Also 90’s-esque headlamp covers, according to our Managing […]

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Chevrolet took the wrapper off the new Silverado today, dispatching the chrome grille and headlight surrounds for paint-coated pieces on the refreshed model. The face of the Z71, shown in this photo released by General Motors, sports a body-colored grille, bulging hood and two strips of LED lights. (Also 90’s-esque headlamp covers, according to our Managing […]

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May 2015 Was GM’s Best Month Since 2008, Pickup Trucks Just As Important Now As Then http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/may-2015-gms-best-month-since-2008-pickup-trucks-just-important-now/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/may-2015-gms-best-month-since-2008-pickup-trucks-just-important-now/#comments Tue, 16 Jun 2015 12:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1092041 General Motors increased their share of America’s full-size pickup truck market from 35.5% in May 2014 to 38.1% in May 2015. Grabbing hold of an opportunity presented by Ford’s F-150 supply constraints and consequent 10% overall F-Series decline, U.S. sales of the Chevrolet Silverado jumped 11%; GMC Sierra sales increased 4%. The full-size pickup truck […]

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General Motors increased their share of America’s full-size pickup truck market from 35.5% in May 2014 to 38.1% in May 2015. Grabbing hold of an opportunity presented by Ford’s F-150 supply constraints and consequent 10% overall F-Series decline, U.S. sales of the Chevrolet Silverado jumped 11%; GMC Sierra sales increased 4%. The full-size pickup truck […]

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Pickup Trucks Grab Three Best-Selling Positions In America In Five Consecutive Months http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/pikcup-trucks-grab-three-best-selling-positions-america-five-consecutive-months/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/pikcup-trucks-grab-three-best-selling-positions-america-five-consecutive-months/#comments Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:39:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1007866 The pickup truck world’s consistent hold on the whole of American best seller’s podium is steadily tightening. January 2015 was the fifth consecutive month in which all three of America’s best-selling vehicle lines were pickup trucks. It’s nothing new for Americans to see the Ford F-Series atop the monthly leaderboard. Not since the Cash For […]

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The pickup truck world’s consistent hold on the whole of American best seller’s podium is steadily tightening. January 2015 was the fifth consecutive month in which all three of America’s best-selling vehicle lines were pickup trucks. It’s nothing new for Americans to see the Ford F-Series atop the monthly leaderboard. Not since the Cash For […]

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General Motors Bumps Up Next Pickups, Will Feature Aluminum Panels, Downsized Engines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/general-motors-bumps-up-next-pickups-will-feature-aluminum-panels-downsized-engines/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/general-motors-bumps-up-next-pickups-will-feature-aluminum-panels-downsized-engines/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:53:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=875113 General Motors is advancing the launch of their next-generation pickups by 9 months, with the next-generation trucks due by 2018. Reuters is reporting that the fairly new generation of full-size trucks will undergo a thorough redesign by 2018, with new full-size SUVs arriving in 2019. While a new 8-speed automatic will arrive in GM’s full […]

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General Motors is advancing the launch of their next-generation pickups by 9 months, with the next-generation trucks due by 2018. Reuters is reporting that the fairly new generation of full-size trucks will undergo a thorough redesign by 2018, with new full-size SUVs arriving in 2019. While a new 8-speed automatic will arrive in GM’s full […]

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QOTD: Ram Beats Chevrolet For The First Time Since 1999, GM Gets Pouty http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/qotd-ram-beats-chevrolet-for-the-first-time-since-1999-gm-gets-pouty/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/qotd-ram-beats-chevrolet-for-the-first-time-since-1999-gm-gets-pouty/#comments Tue, 01 Apr 2014 22:06:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=785777 For the first time since 1999, Ram trucks outsold Chevrolet in a monthly sales period, with Ram edging out the bowtie brand by just 285 trucks. With 42,532 trucks sold in March, Ram just edged out Chevy’s 42,247 trucks, but lagged Ford, which moved just under 71,000 F-Series trucks. GM spokesman Jim Cain issued a […]

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For the first time since 1999, Ram trucks outsold Chevrolet in a monthly sales period, with Ram edging out the bowtie brand by just 285 trucks. With 42,532 trucks sold in March, Ram just edged out Chevy’s 42,247 trucks, but lagged Ford, which moved just under 71,000 F-Series trucks. GM spokesman Jim Cain issued a […]

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Cain’s Segments: Trucks Redux http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/cains-segments-trucks-redux/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/cains-segments-trucks-redux/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 05:47:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=769570 February 2014 sales of America’s six continuing full-size pickup lineups grew 1.8%, but GM’s truck twins, the newest trucks on the block, fell 8.9%. Ford, Ram, Toyota, and Nissan combined for an 8.7% year-over-year increase to 94,225 units. The Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra’s decline equalled a loss of 4960 units compared with February 2013. […]

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February 2014 sales of America’s six continuing full-size pickup lineups grew 1.8%, but GM’s truck twins, the newest trucks on the block, fell 8.9%. Ford, Ram, Toyota, and Nissan combined for an 8.7% year-over-year increase to 94,225 units. The Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra’s decline equalled a loss of 4960 units compared with February 2013. […]

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Cain’s Segments: Trucks In 2013 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/cains-segments-trucks-in-2013/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/cains-segments-trucks-in-2013/#comments Wed, 08 Jan 2014 14:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=694169 The 234,066 extra new truck registrations in 2013 came about despite the loss of 70,077 sales from trucks that had either died off, been discontinued, or were on hiatus in 2013. Excluding the Chevrolet Avalanche, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Suzuki Equator, Ford Ranger, and Dodge Dakota from the equation results in a 16.4% year-over-year increase […]

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The 234,066 extra new truck registrations in 2013 came about despite the loss of 70,077 sales from trucks that had either died off, been discontinued, or were on hiatus in 2013. Excluding the Chevrolet Avalanche, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Suzuki Equator, Ford Ranger, and Dodge Dakota from the equation results in a 16.4% year-over-year increase […]

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GM Offers Incentives On Newly Introduced Pickups. Were They Priced Too High To Begin With? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/gm-offers-incentives-on-newly-introduced-pickups-were-they-priced-to-high-to-begin-with/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/gm-offers-incentives-on-newly-introduced-pickups-were-they-priced-to-high-to-begin-with/#comments Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:44:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=602353 Usually, in the U.S. pickup truck market, whichever company has the newest truck normally gets a bump in sales. While it’s hard to get Chevy guys into Fords and vice versa, about 6% of the market does shift to the most recently updated pickup because of businesses making decisions based on dollars and cents, not brand loyalty. General Motors has the […]

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Usually, in the U.S. pickup truck market, whichever company has the newest truck normally gets a bump in sales. While it’s hard to get Chevy guys into Fords and vice versa, about 6% of the market does shift to the most recently updated pickup because of businesses making decisions based on dollars and cents, not brand loyalty. General Motors has the […]

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Review: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/review-2014-chevrolet-silverado/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/review-2014-chevrolet-silverado/#comments Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=525569 Instructions: Step 1. Put on Fanfare for the Common Man. Step 2. Light a hand-rolled cigarette. Take a deep drag. Step 3. Begin reading aloud with as low and gravelly a voice as you can muster. Your script: Pickup trucks are America. In the vast expanses that make up this country, they feel completely comfortable […]

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Instructions: Step 1. Put on Fanfare for the Common Man. Step 2. Light a hand-rolled cigarette. Take a deep drag. Step 3. Begin reading aloud with as low and gravelly a voice as you can muster. Your script: Pickup trucks are America. In the vast expanses that make up this country, they feel completely comfortable […]

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New GM Trucks Will Beat EcoBoost At Towing – But Only With A Special Package http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/new-gm-trucks-will-beat-ecoboost-at-towing-but-only-with-a-special-package/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/new-gm-trucks-will-beat-ecoboost-at-towing-but-only-with-a-special-package/#comments Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:58:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483544 Remember GM’s boast about how their new trucks could tow a segment best 11,5000 pounds? Turns out there’s a big ol’ asterisk that wasn’t expanded upon. PickupTrucks.com reports that the 11,500 pound tow rating will only happen when a special package is ordered. The maximum towing capacity for the Silverado and Sierra is 11,500 pounds, […]

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Remember GM’s boast about how their new trucks could tow a segment best 11,5000 pounds? Turns out there’s a big ol’ asterisk that wasn’t expanded upon. PickupTrucks.com reports that the 11,500 pound tow rating will only happen when a special package is ordered. The maximum towing capacity for the Silverado and Sierra is 11,500 pounds, […]

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GM Pickups Get Fuel Economy Figures In 5.3L V8 Configuration http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/gm-pickups-get-fuel-economy-figures-in-5-3l-v8-configuration/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/gm-pickups-get-fuel-economy-figures-in-5-3l-v8-configuration/#comments Mon, 01 Apr 2013 17:23:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483099 GM announced that prices of their new 1500-series trucks would remain flat, while the new 5.3L V8 is estimated to beat Ford’s F-150 Ecoboost in fuel economy and towing capacity. Silverado and Sierra trucks with the 5.3L engine will apparently return 16/23 mpg city/highway in 2WD and 16/22 in 4WD configuration. The new trucks can […]

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GM announced that prices of their new 1500-series trucks would remain flat, while the new 5.3L V8 is estimated to beat Ford’s F-150 Ecoboost in fuel economy and towing capacity. Silverado and Sierra trucks with the 5.3L engine will apparently return 16/23 mpg city/highway in 2WD and 16/22 in 4WD configuration. The new trucks can […]

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2014 GM Pickup Interiors http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/2014-gm-pickup-interiors/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/2014-gm-pickup-interiors/#comments Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473839 GM’s new large pickups might be locked up at NAIAS, but they were wide open at the launch event I attended last month. The event included three presentations: one of both trucks together, then one each from the two marketing teams explaining how their truck was different…by saying pretty much the same thing. Both Chevrolet […]

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GM’s new large pickups might be locked up at NAIAS, but they were wide open at the launch event I attended last month. The event included three presentations: one of both trucks together, then one each from the two marketing teams explaining how their truck was different…by saying pretty much the same thing. Both Chevrolet […]

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NAIAS 2013: GM Locks Us Out Of Their New Full-Size Trucks http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-gm-locks-us-out-of-their-new-full-size-trucks/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/naias-2013-gm-locks-us-out-of-their-new-full-size-trucks/#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:43:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=473692 Any hopes of taking a look at the interior of GM’s full-size trucks were dashed, as GM briefly opened the doors up for pictures and then promptly locked them. Come on guys, what have you got to hide? Even Lexus had the doors of the $445,000 LFA Nurburgring Edition opened.  

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Any hopes of taking a look at the interior of GM’s full-size trucks were dashed, as GM briefly opened the doors up for pictures and then promptly locked them. Come on guys, what have you got to hide? Even Lexus had the doors of the $445,000 LFA Nurburgring Edition opened.  

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What Happened To GM’s Hybrid Pickups? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/what-happened-to-gms-hybrid-pickups/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/what-happened-to-gms-hybrid-pickups/#comments Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:24:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=470707 One of the most conspicuous absences from GM’s full-size truck reveal was the lack of any hybrid variants. The highly-touted but slow selling hybrid full-size trucks and SUVs were never intended to be the darlings of America’s truck space, but they played an important behind the scenes role for the company. A hybrid truck may […]

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One of the most conspicuous absences from GM’s full-size truck reveal was the lack of any hybrid variants. The highly-touted but slow selling hybrid full-size trucks and SUVs were never intended to be the darlings of America’s truck space, but they played an important behind the scenes role for the company. A hybrid truck may […]

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Meet The New GM Trucks, Same As The Old Trucks http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/meet-the-new-gm-trucks-same-as-the-old-trucks/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/meet-the-new-gm-trucks-same-as-the-old-trucks/#comments Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:48:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469998 GM revealed its new full-size pickups today, with a combination of “evolutionary” styling and while offering a more traditional pickup, devoid of the fancy turbocharged V6 engines and air suspensions offered in its rivals. Three powertrains will be offered with the new trucks; a 4.3L V6, a 5.3L V8 and a 6.2L V8, and all […]

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GM revealed its new full-size pickups today, with a combination of “evolutionary” styling and while offering a more traditional pickup, devoid of the fancy turbocharged V6 engines and air suspensions offered in its rivals. Three powertrains will be offered with the new trucks; a 4.3L V6, a 5.3L V8 and a 6.2L V8, and all […]

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GM To Debut New Full-Size Trucks Thursday http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/gm-to-debut-new-full-size-trucks-thursday/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/gm-to-debut-new-full-size-trucks-thursday/#comments Mon, 10 Dec 2012 22:24:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469707 General Motors will give the world their first look at their all-new full-size pickup lineup on Thursday, even as inventories of their current generation trucks continue to pile up. The next-gen trucks won’t be going on sale until Q2 2013, so consumers will have to wait it out, or buy one of the nearly 140 […]

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General Motors will give the world their first look at their all-new full-size pickup lineup on Thursday, even as inventories of their current generation trucks continue to pile up. The next-gen trucks won’t be going on sale until Q2 2013, so consumers will have to wait it out, or buy one of the nearly 140 […]

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Chevrolet Pickups Getting Luxury Trim Level http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/chevrolet-pickups-getting-luxury-trim-level/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/chevrolet-pickups-getting-luxury-trim-level/#comments Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:32:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461334 Following in the footsteps of the Ford F-Series multiple luxury times and Ram Laramie, Chevrolet will offer a new luxury trim level for the Silverado – complicating things for GMC, which is positioned as an upscale truck brand. Automotive News reports that the new Silverado trim, dubbed “High Country”, comes in response to dealer requests […]

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Following in the footsteps of the Ford F-Series multiple luxury times and Ram Laramie, Chevrolet will offer a new luxury trim level for the Silverado – complicating things for GMC, which is positioned as an upscale truck brand. Automotive News reports that the new Silverado trim, dubbed “High Country”, comes in response to dealer requests […]

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Chart Of The Day: GM Full-Size Truck Inventory, 1/2010 – 8/2012 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/chart-of-the-day-gm-full-size-truck-inventory-12010-82012/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/chart-of-the-day-gm-full-size-truck-inventory-12010-82012/#comments Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:59:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=458256 Only one more day until we get August sales data, and September 4th will bring us the latest inventory numbers. Here at TTAC, we’re keeping an eye on GM’s full-size truck inventory, which is as high as 145 days for the GMC Sierra – well above the 100 day supply that’s considered safe for full-size […]

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Only one more day until we get August sales data, and September 4th will bring us the latest inventory numbers. Here at TTAC, we’re keeping an eye on GM’s full-size truck inventory, which is as high as 145 days for the GMC Sierra – well above the 100 day supply that’s considered safe for full-size […]

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GM’s Pickup Truck CNG Conversion Costs $11,000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/gms-pickup-truck-cng-conversion-costs-11000/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/gms-pickup-truck-cng-conversion-costs-11000/#comments Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:50:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=440643 Compressed natural gas may cost the equivalent of $1.89 per gallon of gasoline, but retrofitting your GMC Sierra or Chevrolet Silverado will cost you $11,000 – and GM still think it will save you money. According to GM, “…Customers could save $5,000 to $10,000 over a three-year period, depending on their driving habits.” How GM […]

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Compressed natural gas may cost the equivalent of $1.89 per gallon of gasoline, but retrofitting your GMC Sierra or Chevrolet Silverado will cost you $11,000 – and GM still think it will save you money. According to GM, “…Customers could save $5,000 to $10,000 over a three-year period, depending on their driving habits.” How GM […]

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Ford Bets On Ecoboost, Chrysler And GM On Natural Gas For Pickups http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/ford-bets-on-ecoboost-chrysler-and-gm-on-natural-gas-for-pickups/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/ford-bets-on-ecoboost-chrysler-and-gm-on-natural-gas-for-pickups/#comments Mon, 12 Mar 2012 20:47:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434734 While both General Motors and Chrysler are putting their money on Compressed Natural Gas options for their pickup-truck lineups, Ford is going with pretty much everything but CNG as it examines alternative fuel strategies for future vehicles – and for now, the 3.5L Ecoboost V6 will be the standard bearer for light duty versions of […]

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While both General Motors and Chrysler are putting their money on Compressed Natural Gas options for their pickup-truck lineups, Ford is going with pretty much everything but CNG as it examines alternative fuel strategies for future vehicles – and for now, the 3.5L Ecoboost V6 will be the standard bearer for light duty versions of […]

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