Tag: Future Vehicles

As Patent Drawings Emerge, Dyson’s Electric Car Takes Shape

Dyson, the UK-based maker of innovative vacuums and fans, plans to launch an electric vehicle in about two years’ time — a promise backed up with over $2 billion in funding and the poaching of former Infiniti president Roland Krueger, who now heads the company’s automotive division. The fledgling automaker doesn’t want to be an also-ran in […]

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Go Small: Eager to Boost Market Share, Kia Again Hints at a Tiny Ute

If Hyundai can do it, why not Kia? After the Korean automaker’s corporate sibling launched the A-segment Venue at this month’s New York Auto Show, Kia Motors is again hinting at a small, sub-Sportage utility vehicles that’s yet to arrive. Unlike the Venue, however, Kia’s planned entry won’t be of the front-drive-only variety. Speaking to […]

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Ford’s Scouting for a Second Bronco Name

Buyers without the necessary cash (or need) to get into a Bronco next year will have an alternative choice — possibly one with a similar name. While Ford’s upcoming compact unibody ute, underpinned by the same platform used by the 2020 Escape, has carried the “baby Bronco” moniker ever since Ford revealed the model’s development, the […]

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Diesel Engine, All-wheel Drive Coming to Mazda 6; No Word on Suspension Lift, Cladding

<img data-attachment-id="1644944" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"7.1","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1537117354","copyright":"","focal_length":"85","iso":"500","shutter_speed":"0.01","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2018 Mazda 6 Signature front quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2018 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1644944 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” alt=”2018 Mazda 6 Signature front quarter” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Mazda-6-Signature-front-quarter.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> It seems the […]

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Union Says Fiat Chrysler Ready to Pony Up for a New Product at Windsor Assembly

<img data-attachment-id="1451410" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502.jpg" data-orig-size="1351,899" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"5.6","credit":"Jerry S. Mendoza","camera":"Canon EOS REBEL T2i","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1295293196","copyright":"313.530.6333","focal_length":"24","iso":"800","shutter_speed":"0.011111111111111","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="FCA Windsor minivan assembly Dodge Grand Caravan 2011" data-image-description=" Image: FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1451410 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-610×406.jpg” alt=”FCA Windsor minivan assembly Dodge Grand Caravan 2011 – Image: FCA” width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-450×299.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-768×511.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/FCA-Windsor-minivan-assembly-Dodge-Grand-Caravan-2011-1-e1485972894502.jpg 1351w” […]

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Audi’s New Mobility Egg

Audi’s pitching more than just new models at Auto Shanghai this month; it’s promoting a new way to drive. The AI:ME Concept is a summonable, self-driving urban electric, aimed at reshaping the company’s business model — or at least examining that possibility. While Audi refers to the vehicle as a highly specialized premium automobile that can be […]

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Not a Ghost: The C8 Corvette, Bound for a July 18th Debut

Subjected to more spy photography than Princess Diana, the Chevrolet Corvette C8 is very much real. For the first time, General Motors has released official images of the next-generation car, adding a debut date for good measure. Still cloaked in camouflage, the mid-engined C8 prototype crawled along the streets of New York City Thursday, piloted […]

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Hyundai: Is This Venue Big Enough for You?

Hyundai hopes the answer to that question, for a good number of young or otherwise cash-strapped buyers, is “yes.” As it performs a slow leak of its upcoming small Venue crossover ahead of the New York Auto Show, the Korean automaker wants would-be buyers to know the subcompact Kona won’t be the cheapest Hyundai crossover […]

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On the Horizon Appears … a New Frontier

<img data-attachment-id="1665036" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Nissan-Frontier-front-quarter-e1552405924338.jpg" data-orig-size="2877,1918" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"9","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1550055637","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"70","iso":"500","shutter_speed":"0.003125","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Nissan Frontier front quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Nissan-Frontier-front-quarter-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Nissan-Frontier-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1665036 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-Nissan-Frontier-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Nissan Frontier front quarter” width=”610″ height=”407″> “Change is the only constant in life,” said the Greek philosopher Heraclitus, who probably didn’t envision the remarkable […]

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Faraday Future Teases Ultra-modern Minivan

<img data-attachment-id="1668798" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/v9-concept.png" data-orig-size="1042,587" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="v9 concept" data-image-description=" faraday future ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/v9-concept-450×254.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/v9-concept-610×344.png” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1668798″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/v9-concept-610×344.png” alt width=”610″ height=”344″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/v9-concept-610×344.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/v9-concept-75×42.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/v9-concept-450×254.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/v9-concept-768×433.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/v9-concept-120×68.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/v9-concept.png 1042w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Faraday Future is my favorite automaker and it’s not because they build the best cars. With the […]

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Don’t Lose Sleep Waiting for Volkswagen’s Super-cheap EV

<img data-attachment-id="1621698" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Electrify-America-e1524077882786.jpg" data-orig-size="1370,700" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Electrify America" data-image-description=" Image: Electrify America/Volkswagen Group ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Electrify-America-e1524077882786-450×230.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Electrify-America-e1524077882786-610×312.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1621698 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Electrify-America-e1524077882786-610×312.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”312″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Electrify-America-e1524077882786-610×312.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Electrify-America-e1524077882786-75×38.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Electrify-America-e1524077882786-450×230.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Electrify-America-e1524077882786-768×392.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Electrify-America-e1524077882786-120×61.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Electrify-America-e1524077882786.jpg 1370w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> As Volkswagen Group embarks on its quest to build and disseminate The People’s Propulsion across […]

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Just a Reminder That There’s a New Ford Escape Coming

<img data-attachment-id="1667628" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape.jpg" data-orig-size="770,553" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2020 Ford Escape" data-image-description=" Best-ever Escape performance, unrivaled flexibility and smart new technology. The all-new #FordEscape debuts April 2. pic.twitter.com/tUJ8R2F7Rq — Ford Motor Company (@Ford) March 28, 2019 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-450×323.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-610×438.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1667628 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-610×438.jpg” alt=”Image: Ford” width=”610″ height=”438″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-610×438.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-75×54.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-450×323.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-768×552.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/anescape-120×86.jpg […]

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China to the Rescue: Geely Steps In to Save the Smart Brand

<img data-attachment-id="1512225" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200.jpg" data-orig-size="886,547" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="smart fortwo electric" data-image-description=" Mercedes-Benz ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-450×278.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-610×377.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1512225 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-610×377.jpg” alt=”smart fortwo electric” width=”610″ height=”377″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-610×377.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-75×46.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-450×278.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-768×474.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-120×74.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200.jpg 886w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Contrary to past media reports, the Smart brand will not join the likes of Plymouth, […]

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Volkswagen Inks Contract With Ford for an Amarok Successor

<img data-attachment-id="1417153" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Volkswagen-Amarok-2017-1024-01.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,768" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2017 Volkswagen Amarok" data-image-description=" Image: Volkswagen ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Volkswagen-Amarok-2017-1024-01-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Volkswagen-Amarok-2017-1024-01-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1417153 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Volkswagen-Amarok-2017-1024-01-610×458.jpg” alt=”2017 Volkswagen Amarok, Image: Volkswagen” width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Volkswagen-Amarok-2017-1024-01-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Volkswagen-Amarok-2017-1024-01-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Volkswagen-Amarok-2017-1024-01-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Volkswagen-Amarok-2017-1024-01-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Volkswagen-Amarok-2017-1024-01-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Volkswagen-Amarok-2017-1024-01.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The fledgling alliance between Ford and Volkswagen took another step towards jointly-developed […]

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BMW i2 to Become the Company’s First Jointly-developed EV With Daimler

<img data-attachment-id="1643160" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/P90320645_highRes_the-bmw-i3-120-ah-an-e1538159770745.jpg" data-orig-size="2564,1683" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"6.3","credit":"WILFRIED WULFF","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1535537352","copyright":"Wilfried Wulff","focal_length":"30","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 BMW i3" data-image-description=" bmw ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/P90320645_highRes_the-bmw-i3-120-ah-an-e1538159743210-450×295.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/P90320645_highRes_the-bmw-i3-120-ah-an-e1538159743210-610×400.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1643160″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/P90320645_highRes_the-bmw-i3-120-ah-an-e1538159743210-610×400.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”400″> The unlikely alliance between BMW and Daimler, solidified earlier this year, is in the opening stages of producing something tangible. The duo are already said to be […]

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2020 Lincoln Corsair Prepares to Take the Bottom End Upscale

Eager to generate buzz ahead of the model’s New York Auto Show debut, Lincoln Motor Company has offered up the first official image of its upcoming Corsair — a compact crossover that kicks the brand’s former alphanumeric naming convention to the curb. Compared to its MKC predecessor, the Corsair should attain higher levels of luxury (and […]

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Detail Drip: BMW Reveals Range of Electric Sedan, Crossover

This certainly won’t be of interest to people living in Tim Cain’s neighborhood, or indeed your own, but it just might be for the legions of North Americans who tell survey peddlers that they’re totally considering an electric vehicle for their next purchase. Note: telling a surveyor  you’re considering an EV purchase is as weighty […]

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2019 Mazda 3 AWD First Drive Review – Holding It All Down

<img data-attachment-id="1666982" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/20190322_132633-e1553526723822.jpg" data-orig-size="2264,1698" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"1.9","credit":"","camera":"SM-J337A","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1553261193","copyright":"","focal_length":"2.91","iso":"40","shutter_speed":"0.0018050541516245","title":"","orientation":"3"}" data-image-title="2019 Mazda 3 AWD" data-image-description=" Corey Lewis ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/20190322_132633-e1553443281687-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/20190322_132633-e1553443281687-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1666982″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/20190322_132633-e1553443281687-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″>Earlier this year, Mazda showed off its all-new 3 sedan in Los Angeles. The new compact’s intent is to impress a revised, upscale image on the brand. While the 3 delivered in quality, […]

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Volkswagen Arteon Continues Slow Track to U.S.; EPA Numbers Released

Revealed what seems like ages ago, Volkswagen’s upcoming flagship car will arrive in the U.S. as a 2019 model — halfway through 2019. Bearing the inelegant name Arteon, the new range-topper had its boat trip delayed by a new European test cycle that impacted the certification and release of numerous German vehicles. It could be […]

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Second Electric Chevrolet Coming to Michigan

That didn’t take long, did it? In a Friday morning announcement, General Motors said it plans to bring a second electric product to the Orion Assembly plant in suburban Detroit, home to the Chevrolet Bolt. Forget Buick and Cadillac, too. This Bolt-based product is destined to carry the bowtie badge. Details of the upcoming model […]

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