Tag: Product Planning

Toyota Sets Aside $391 Million for Texas-made Pickups

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas is slated to receive a $391 million investment earmarked for streamlined pickup production. The manufacturer wants to merge the Tacoma and Tundra models onto a common platform, something we’ve mentioned in the past, and Toyota’s Tuesday announcement solidifies those rumors. The new platform is meant to make hybridization easier and provide […]

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Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid: ‘H’ Marks the Spot… of a Gravesite

Admit it — you weren’t aware Chevrolet made a hybrid version of the midsize Malibu. You’d be forgiven for replying in the affirmative, as the variant introduced for the 2016 model year sported a profile lower than that of an SOE agent in occupied France. And yet the Malibu Hybrid lived. But now it must die. […]

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First Mazda EV to Bow Next Month

<img data-attachment-id="1623898" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2019-mazda-cx-3-front-e1525374010414.jpg" data-orig-size="1550,1163" 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="2019 mazda cx-3 front" data-image-description=" Mazda ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2019-mazda-cx-3-front-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2019-mazda-cx-3-front-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1623898 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2019-mazda-cx-3-front-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″> Mazda, a manufacturer with exactly zero electric or hybrid vehicles in its lineup, plans to join the gas-free fray at the Tokyo Motor Show in October. The hesitant automaker recently announced plans […]

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QOTD: Trouble With Words?

<img data-attachment-id="1487833" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2IMG_4692.jpg" data-orig-size="1896,1280" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"3.5","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 6D","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1483964506","copyright":"","focal_length":"24","iso":"800","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Audi Q8 Concept NAIAS Rear" data-image-description=" Image: © 2017 Jeff Wilson/The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2IMG_4692-450×304.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2IMG_4692-610×412.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1487833 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2IMG_4692-610×412.jpg” alt=”Audi Q8 Concept NAIAS Rear, Image: © 2017 Jeff Wilson/The Truth About Cars” width=”610″ height=”412″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2IMG_4692-610×412.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2IMG_4692-75×51.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2IMG_4692-450×304.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2IMG_4692-768×518.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2IMG_4692-120×81.jpg 120w” […]

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Day Off Work: GM Workers Hit the Picket Line As UAW Strike Kicks Off

<img data-attachment-id="987106" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/General-Motors-Renaissance-Center-with-Marriott-e1492698450918.jpg" data-orig-size="3827,2153" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"AP","camera":"","caption":"The General Motors logo is displayed atop the Renaissance Center in Detroit. The automaker, while doing much better following the government bailout, is still lagging some of its competitors.","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"gm_hq","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="General Motors Renaissance Center HQ" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/General-Motors-Renaissance-Center-with-Marriott-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/General-Motors-Renaissance-Center-with-Marriott-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-987106 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/General-Motors-Renaissance-Center-with-Marriott-610×343.jpg” alt=”General Motors Renaissance Center” width=”610″ height=”343″> […]

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Bill Ford Envisions a Trunk in the Front, a Bed in the Back

<img data-attachment-id="1674700" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/F150_8287_HR-e1559322680551.jpg" data-orig-size="2184,1456" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.8","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 60D","caption":"The first Ford F-150 truck rolls off the line this morning at Dearborn Truck Plant. The assembly line restarted after just over a week of downtime following a supplier fire. F-150 production is targeted to restart at Kansas City Assembly Plant on Monday as well. The Ford […]

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QOTD: Waiting on Perfection?

God knows we’ve talked up crossovers ad nauseum. Not in the same uniformly derisive manner as certain twenty-something bloggers, mind you, but the topic certainly has staying power — and with good reason. The thing about these (mostly) non-canyon-carving family boxes is that they insert themselves so easily into so many people’s lives, ticking a great […]

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Mazda CX-30 Confirmed for Mexican Production

<img data-attachment-id="1679920" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Mazda-CX-30-e1562011755284.jpg" data-orig-size="4210,2862" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.8","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5DS R","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1544264467","copyright":"Anton Watts","focal_length":"100","iso":"400","shutter_speed":"0.002","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 Mazda CX-30" data-image-description=" Mazda ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Mazda-CX-30-e1562011728620-450×306.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Mazda-CX-30-e1562011728620-610×415.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1679920″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-Mazda-CX-30-e1562011728620-610×415.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”415″> Mazda’s Salamanca plant is adding the CX-30 to its production line, ensuring its cars-and-crossovers strategy launches as planned. With the Mexican facility already manufacturing the Mazda3, it’s not a […]

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Volkswagen Crozz Crossover Now Named ID.4, Prototype Teased in Frankfurt

<img data-attachment-id="1688310" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992.jpg" data-orig-size="1598,974" 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="vw-id-4-prototype video still 2" data-image-description=" vw ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-450×274.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-610×372.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1688310″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-610×372.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”372″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-610×372.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-75×46.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-450×274.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-768×468.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992-120×73.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/vw-id-4-prototype-video-still-2-e1568213223992.jpg 1598w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Naming a car is difficult. All the best predatory animals have been taken and getting creative […]

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Nissan Previews New Compact Crossover for Dealers

<img data-attachment-id="1597762" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx.jpeg" data-orig-size="6000,3374" 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="nissan imx concept" data-image-description=" Image: Nissan ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-450×253.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-610×343.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1597762″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-610×343.jpeg” alt=”nissan imx concept” width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-610×343.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-75×42.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-450×253.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-768×432.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nissan-imx-120×67.jpeg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Despite bringing the electric Leaf to market while the rest of the industry was still scratching […]

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Small Car Love Gives Volkswagen’s Golf Wagons a Reprieve North of the Border

<img data-attachment-id="1599766" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/170724-VW-MY18-Golf_0165-copy-e1510756496945.jpg" data-orig-size="2000,1344" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"2017 @ Daniel Byrne","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2018 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen" data-image-description=" 2018 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/170724-VW-MY18-Golf_0165-copy-450×302.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/170724-VW-MY18-Golf_0165-copy-610×410.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1599766 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/170724-VW-MY18-Golf_0165-copy-610×410.jpg” alt=”2018 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen, Image: VW Group” width=”610″ height=”410″> While Volkswagen won’t offer any 2020 model-year Golf SportWagens or Alltracks in the U.S., a broader customer base in Canada […]

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Gilded Age: Refreshed Nissan Armada Seemingly Leaked Overseas

<img data-attachment-id="1687564" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/69510823_2283924068387010_7406038921420734464_n.jpg" data-orig-size="960,720" 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 Nissan Patrol/Armada" data-image-description=" Опубликовано Saud AL Olayan Воскресенье, 1 сентября 2019 г. ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/69510823_2283924068387010_7406038921420734464_n-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/69510823_2283924068387010_7406038921420734464_n-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1687564 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/69510823_2283924068387010_7406038921420734464_n-610×458.jpg” alt=”Image: Facebook” width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/69510823_2283924068387010_7406038921420734464_n-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/69510823_2283924068387010_7406038921420734464_n-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/69510823_2283924068387010_7406038921420734464_n-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/69510823_2283924068387010_7406038921420734464_n-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/69510823_2283924068387010_7406038921420734464_n-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/69510823_2283924068387010_7406038921420734464_n.jpg 960w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> There’s a lot of Nissan commentary on these here […]

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Ford: Now’s the Right Time to Push Into EVs, Not Yesterday

<img data-attachment-id="884465" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo.jpg" data-orig-size="1680,1050" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.8","credit":"","camera":"iPhone 4","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1298107205","copyright":"","focal_length":"3.85","iso":"80","shutter_speed":"0.0056818181818182","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="ford logo" data-image-description=" Image: Ford Motor Company ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo-450×281.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo-610×381.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-884465 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo-610×381.jpg” alt=”ford logo” width=”610″ height=”381″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo-610×381.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo-75×47.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo-450×281.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/ford-logo-120×75.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Ford Motor Company wants the buying public to have no recollection of the slow-selling, painfully short-range Focus […]

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FCA Earmarks $1.1 Billion for Alfa Crossover, Hybrid Panda

<img data-attachment-id="1666536" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/190305_Fiat_Fiat_Concept_Centoventi_1-e1562855533509.jpg" data-orig-size="1948,1298" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"LAPRESSE","camera":"","caption":"Foto LaPresse\/Marco Alpozzi \r05\/03\/2019 Ginevra (Svizzera)\rEconomia \rSalone dell'automobile di Ginevra 2019 – stand FIAT\rNella foto: \r\r\rPhoto LaPresse\/Marco Alpozzi \rMarch 05 2019 Geneve (Swiss)\rEconomy \rGenevra International Motor Show – stand FIAT\rIn the pic:","created_timestamp":"1551784352","copyright":"LaPresse","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Salone dell'automobile di Ginevra 2019- Stand FIAT","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Motor Show 2019 fiat centoventi" data-image-description=" FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/190305_Fiat_Fiat_Concept_Centoventi_1-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/190305_Fiat_Fiat_Concept_Centoventi_1-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter […]

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Porsche Taycan – EV Halo Car, or Gut Punch for Tesla?

Perhaps it’s both. After four long years of teasing, Porsche pulled the wraps off its Taycan electric car on Wednesday, lifting the sheet at a glitzy affair overlooking Niagara Falls. The four-door EV is sleek, sensuous, fast, expensive, and without a doubt Tesla’s worst nightmare. Why mention the chief rival of Porsche’s new offering? Well, […]

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Incredibly Shrinking Fiat 500 Finally Dropped in North America

<img data-attachment-id="1456698" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500.png" data-orig-size="807,437" 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="fiat cabrio abarth 500" data-image-description=" image: FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-450×244.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-610×330.png” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1456698 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-610×330.png” alt=”fiat cabrio abarth 500″ width=”610″ height=”330″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-610×330.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-75×41.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-450×244.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-768×416.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-120×65.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500.png 807w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The model that helped relaunch a long-departed brand — a brand which […]

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Porsche Macan Turbo Grows Even Hotter for 2020, Just in Time for It All to End

Think of it as a swan song for gasoline propulsion, not the Macan itself. For the 2020 model year, the hottest version of Porsche’s entry-level ute returns with more power and less displacement on tap, but the Macan Turbo sings its siren song against a funeral dirge backdrop. This vehicle is a get-one-while-you-still-can proposition. While […]

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Report: Emasculated by Ram’s Impressive Size, Ford Wants to Up Its Inches

<img data-attachment-id="1685444" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DSC_1268.jpg" data-orig-size="3872,2592" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"3.5","credit":"","camera":"NIKON D60","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1565880554","copyright":"","focal_length":"18","iso":"200","shutter_speed":"0.02","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Matthew Guy ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DSC_1268-450×301.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DSC_1268-610×408.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1685444 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DSC_1268-610×408.jpg” alt=”2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel” width=”610″ height=”408″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DSC_1268-610×408.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DSC_1268-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DSC_1268-450×301.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DSC_1268-768×514.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/DSC_1268-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Get your filthy minds out of the gutter — we’re […]

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