ME:WE makes its debut at Le Rendez-vous Toyota in Paris
This facility is the Toyota brand experience centre on the Champs Elysées.
NEWS INDEX: Toyota
Toyota's youthful ME:WE concept
26th April, 2013
Working with Toyota since 2011, French firm Massaud has sought to make
an “anti-crisis” car that addresses contemporary human, economic and environmental challenges .....
2014 Toyota Kluger revealed
31st March, 2013
Due in Australia in the first half of next year, the third-generation
Kluger's new exterior design conveys refinement and strength that complements a new, more spacious interior with an
array of comfort, convenience and technology .....
Out the door: 200,000 Toyota Prados in Australia
26th March, 2013
Mr Callachor said Prado has grown in popularity over the years. It took
Toyota just over 10 years to reach 100,000 Prado sales and only seven more years to double the tally .....
Toyota FT-86 Open Concept
15th March, 2013
The world premiere of the concept in Geneva is occurring at the same time as
prototype engineering assessments take place .....
Toyota FJ Cruiser updated
13th March, 2013
Toyota has boosted the appeal of its "go anywhere, do anything" FJ
Cruiser 4x4 by more than doubling its fuel range and adding an off-road cruise control system known as CRAWL .....
Toyota updates Land Cruiser 200 Series
8th March, 2013
The legendary Toyota Land Cruiser has now become the first vehicle in the
Toyota range to adopt the added safety of trailer sway control .....
New-generation Toyota RAV4 released
28th February, 2013
Toyota's new-generation RAV4 range has the choice of three engines
and is well specified throughout. Each engine has the choice of two transmissions and there are three equipment
grade levels, giving a total of 16 model variants .....
Toyota RAV4 prices announced
24th February, 2013
With the release of the new-generation RAV4 imminent, Toyota Australia
has released the pricing* structure of their successful SUV. Expect to see the new models in local showrooms later
this week .....
Toyota 86 convertible concept
1st February, 2013
The FT-86 Open concept is a sneak preview of a possible future variant of
the 86 that was launched in Australia last year. The concept has been developed to gauge customer reaction for an open-top
version of the 86 .....
Toyota's new RAV4 due soon
6th January, 2013
Local customers for the 2013 RAV4 will be offered more engine
options than ever before - two four-cylinder petrol engines as well as the torquey four-cylinder common-rail
diesel. The next-generation RAV4 reveals a boldly redesigned vehicle .....
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Toyota's new Corolla hatch released
13th November, 2012
While improving Corolla's standard equipment at every level, Toyota has
reduced prices on three grades - Ascent, Ascent Sport and Levin SX - while holding prices on the luxury Levin ZR. The price
for the new Corolla Ascent hatch is just $19,990* .....
Double Cab added to Toyota Land Cruiser 70 Series range
11th October, 2012
Australia is the first market in the world to get the new LC79 double cab, which
builds on the vehicle's tough, practical design. Now on sale, priced from $63,990* .....
Toyota's new Corolla released in Japan
9th September, 2012
Toyota's focus on European buying preferences - which are broadly
similar to Australian tastes - has delivered edgier styling and a lower centre of gravity to further improve its
dynamic performance .....
Out the door: 200 million Toyotas
31st July, 2012
Some 76 years and 11 months after the G1, Toyota has manufactured its
200 millionth vehicle .....
Toyota's Aero Package for 86 GTS sports car
22nd July, 2012
The aero package consists of a new front bumper skirt, side
skirts, rear bumper skirt and a large rear spoiler .....
Toyota Tarago updated
18th July, 2012
Toyota has upgraded the Tarago range, repositioning prices by up
to $3,500* and improving four-cylinder fuel economy with a new automatic transmission .....
BMW and Toyota collaboration
29th June, 2012
The collaboration between BMW and Toyota will see numerous
advantages for both companies. For enthusiasts, the new deal will see a jointly developed sports car in
several years .....
Toyota 86 released
24th June, 2012
Standard equipment for the new sports car includes seven airbags,
a five-mode stability control system, traction control, anti-skid brakes, 16-inch alloy wheels (GT) or 17-inch
alloy wheels (GTS), cruise control, air-conditioning, CD sound system, daytime running lamps (DRLs) and a
multi-information display .....
Toyota Prius V released
15th June, 2012
The "V" behind the Prius V name stands for versatility - the first
car in Australia to offer customers the flexibility of seven seats combined with a hybrid powertrain .....
Toyota's new toys
14th June, 2012
The vehicle, called the ”Camette”, has been designed firmly as
a concept, with no plans for production .....
Toyota 86 sports car prices announced
4th June, 2012
With prices* beginning as low as $29,990*, there are bound to be
many people excited by this new Toyota .....
Toyota Aurion gains 5 stars from ANCAP
24th May, 2012
The overall score was an excellent 36.59 (out of a possible 37), which
is a higher score than a BMW 530d with six airbags (36.53) and Volvo S60 D3 with six airbags (36.34) .....
Toyota Aurion second-generation released
9th May, 2012
The upgraded five-model Toyota Aurion range is priced* from
$36,490*. Aurion's distinctive styling and occupant comfort levels provide clear differentiation from other cars in
its market segment .....
Toyota Prius C released
3rd May, 2012
The new Toyota Prius C brings hybrid technology to the market from
$23,990*, or approximately $6,000 less than any other hybrid vehicle .....
Toyota Prius updated
3rd April, 2012
In addition to the upgrades and added features, Toyota has made
Prius $1,000 more affordable at $33,990* - $6,000 below the price of the first-generation Prius when it was
launched more than a decade ago .....
The new Toyota Camry Hybrid released
25th March, 2012
The newly released Toyota Camry Hybrid has scored an impressive
motoring trifecta with boosts to power, economy and value when compared to the previous model .....
Toyota Prado Altitude released
23rd March, 2012
Prices for the LandCruiser Prado Altitude start from $68,490* for the
petrol V6 model and $69,490* for the diesel .....
Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 production commences
20th March, 2012
Both the Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 will be sold in Australia, with
sales commencing later this year .....
Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series updated
9th March, 2012
Off-road technology has advanced across the range with a new multi-terrain
anti-skid braking system that detects and automatically adapts to off-road conditions, supplementing the standard vehicle
stability control and active traction control .....
Toyota Prius C here next month
23rd February, 2012
Toyota expects to have the most affordable hybrid car on the
Australian market when it launches the "Prius c" hatch late next month .....
Toyota 86 due for April release in Japan
8th February, 2012
Toyota will launch the "86" compact rear-wheel-drive sports car,
which was exhibited at the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011 as a production prototype, on 6th April throughout Japan .....
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All-new Toyota Camry released
11th December, 2011
Toyota Australia has released the all-new seventh-generation Camry
featuring new styling with a more spacious interior and improved driving dynamics. The 2012 Toyota Camry combines a
new 2.5-litre four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission that deliver better performance while cutting
fuel bills and emissions .....
Toyota Land Cruiser GX introduced
4th December, 2011
The GX has a 195 kW/650 Nm 4.5-litre V8 twin-turbo diesel engine,
six-speed automatic transmission, full-time 4WD with Torsen limited-slip centre differential and two-speed transfer case .....
Toyota unveils new "86" sports car
28th November, 2011
The engine is installed front mid-ship to provide an
ultra-low centre of gravity and low inertia. It is the world's only horizontally opposed engine and
rear-wheel-drive package .....
Toyota Yaris arrives
7th November, 2011
Toyota has breathed new life into Yaris with new styling, a
higher level of standard features and better value for money. Most prices are unchanged for the new hatch range,
including the $14,990* entry price .....
Updated Toyota HiLux released
9th September, 2011
New styling and added features across the range plus reduced
prices on many of the 35 HiLux variants have put Australia's top-selling utility in an even stronger position .....
The new Toyota Camry
24th August, 2011
Toyota Camry debuts a new design with a more spacious interior,
improved driving dynamics and a quieter ride .....
Toyota RAV4 Altitude released
19th August, 2011
The Toyota RAV4 'Altitude' is based on the 2WD and AWD RAV4
four-cylinder CV models, with a list of nine added features. It is offered in 2WD with manual or automatic transmission,
or as an AWD automatic .....
Toyota Land Cruiser 'Altitude' available
7th August, 2011
Prices start from $80,190* (MLP*) for the Altitude petrol model. The full list
of added specification in the LandCruiser Altitude special edition model more than exceeds the added cost compared with the GXL
model grade .....
Local input for new Toyota Yaris
5th August, 2011
Input by local Toyota engineers has ensured the chassis and
steering for the next-generation Yaris hatch will suit Australian conditions and driver expectations .....
Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport launched
3rd August, 2011
This year's Corolla Ascent Sport hatch and sedan have 16-inch alloy wheels,
cruise control, new aerodynamic features, improved audio equipment and added interior features .....
Toyota iQ going to America
21st July, 2011
The Toyota iQ concept car first debuted in 2007 at the
Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) in Germany. Production of the iQ began in November 2008 at the Takaoka Plant in
Japan. The Toyota iQ subsequently went on sale in Japan in November 2008 and in select European countries in
early 2009 .....
Toyota HiLux update due in September
13th July, 2011
HiLux will reinforce its position as Australia's best-selling
ute with the adoption of life-saving anti-skid brakes as standard across the range .....
Toyota FJ Cruiser recall
1st July, 2011
Due to an issue with airbags, the newly available Toyota FJ Cruiser is
undergoing a recall .....
New Toyota Yaris due Q4
8th June, 2011
The new hatch features a completely redesigned exterior and a
substantial increase in cabin space .....
Toyota FJ Cruiser released
27th March, 2011
Toyota FJ Cruiser has arrived on the Australian market as a one grade
model. It is offered as a petrol V6 automatic with part-time 4WD and an electric rear differential lock.
Competitively priced at $44,990* (MLP*), the Toyota FJ Cruiser will readily find buyers suggests Next Car's
Editor who believes it is so different to everything else on the market that it will generate enough curiosity which
will lead to a conversion into sales .....
Toyota Rukus Halo limited edition
17th March, 2011
The Rukus Halo LE has an exclusive exterior colour "Voodoo Blue" and
unique blue highlights in the Dark Grey fabric seat/door trim .....
Release of Toyota FJ Cruiser imminent
8th March, 2011
The Toyota FJ Cruiser pays homage to several of the most compelling
stylistic themes of the Land Cruiser FJ40 - renowned as a rugged, dependable vehicle that could travel to, and return
from, any extreme environment .....
Toyota sports car getting closer
2nd March, 2011
The Toyota FT-86 II Concept is an entirely driver-oriented concept -
designed to give form to the intrinsic joy of driving through precise, instantaneous responses to even the smallest
throttle or steering input - for those who regard driving as a passion rather than a necessity .....
Toyota at Geneva Motor Show
7th February, 2011
Toyota will unveil the next major advances in its hybrid power
technology strategy for sustainable future transport at the Geneva Motor Show 3rd-13th March 2011 .....
Toyota FJ Cruiser here next month
3rd February, 2011
The modern day FJ will appeal to serious off-road enthusiasts with
its 200 kW, 380 Nm 4.0 litre petrol V6 engine, dual-range transfer case and large wheel articulation .....
Subaru Trezia for Europe
25th January, 2011
The Subaru Trezia, being a product of badge engineering, in
conjunction with Toyota, won't be coming to Australia .....
Toyota Prius range expansion
23rd January, 2011
With the proposed expansion of the Prius line-up to four variants, the
evolution of Prius may improve the acceptance of hybrids .....
Subaru & Toyota develop RWD sports car
16th January, 2011
A Subaru rear-wheel drive sports car is currently under joint development as
part of the business alliance with Toyota Motor Corporation .....
2010: a bumper year of sales
6th January, 2011
“This is an exceptional outcome and is the second highest
result on record and only the third time ever that the market exceeded more than one million sales,” FCAI
Chief Executive Andrew McKellar said .....
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Toyota FJ Cruiser here in March
24th December, 2010
The Toyota FJ Cruiser, due for launch in March 2011, pays homage to
the LandCruiser FJ40 of the 1960s with an interior that is functional and flexible without resorting to gimmicks .....
Euro road trial for Toyota iQ EV
25th November, 2010
The iQ EV is scheduled to go on sale in the USA in 2012, but
Toyota is looking at its potential in other markets, including Europe, Japan and China .....
Toyota RAV4 EV
25th November, 2010
A total of 35 vehicles will be built for a demonstration and
evaluation programme through 2011, aiming at market arrival of a fully-engineered vehicle in 2012 .....
Toyota Museum re-opens in USA
7th November, 2010
The Toyota USA Automobile Museum marked its “Grand Re-Opening”
last week, with more than 100 models on display at its new, expanded facility .....
Toyota boosts HiAce diesel performance
5th November, 2010
Toyota has boosted the power of its popular HiAce turbo-diesel
range by 25 per cent to 100 kW and increased active safety across the board .....
Toyota at SEMA
4th November, 2010
The Toyota Yaris is well-known as a value-driven sub-compact
car with proven reliability and excellent fuel efficiency. It has also proven in past SEMA shows to be very
versatile when it comes to customisation. The little sub-compact returns to the 2010 SEMA Show, this time
proving it can also be converted into a very capable race car .....
Improved value for Toyota Yaris and Corolla
21st October, 2010
Toyota has improved the value of its top-selling Corolla by up to $2,410
and Yaris by as much as $1,700 by adding features and repositioning prices .....
Toyota Kluger boosts comfort, convenience and value
17th October, 2010
Toyota has upgraded its Kluger family wagon, increasing
specification throughout and reducing prices by up to $1,000* .....
Toyota Land Cruiser 60th anniversary edition
14th October, 2010
Toyota is gearing up to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its iconic
Land Cruiser wagon by releasing a special-edition model. Available for a limited time, the anniversary model provides
more than $5,000 of extra equipment compared with the Land Cruiser 200 Series GXL on which it is based .....
Toyota Hilux receives safety upgrades
8th October, 2010
The 4x4 Double Cab turbo-diesel SR5 upgrade brings a raft of
new active safety features as standard equipment, supplementing its existing passive safety of six airbags.
Toyota has added vehicle stability control and traction control as standard equipment .....
Toyota FJ Cruiser coming to Australia
19th August, 2010
With looks like no other SUV, FJ Cruiser comes to Australia with a
pedigree that stretches back 50 years to the legendary FJ40 LandCruiser. The modern vehicle captures this heritage
with its body-on-frame structure, short wheelbase, stocky appearance and the arrangement of its headlights and grille .....
Toyota Corolla Ascent 'Sport' special edition launched
16th July, 2010
Toyota has launched a new Corolla hatchback special edition with
alloy wheels, new aerodynamic features and improved audio equipment and interior features compared with the
Corolla Ascent on which it is based .....
Toyota launches a new-look Corolla sedan
16th June, 2010
Toyota has cut prices on four of the five Corolla sedan variants
by up to $400 while adding new equipment along with a sportier exterior and more stylish interior .....
Toyota #1 in May
6th June, 2010
So far in 2010, Toyota dealers have sold 86,213 vehicles - more
than 31,000 ahead of its nearest rival. The latest figures show that Toyota was market leader in May with 17,832
Toyota Rukus released
4th June, 2010
Toyota has launched its head-turning Rukus - a 'hip' urban
alternative to small sports-utility vehicles and sports wagons. The Toyota Rukus challenges the norms of car
design with a brazenly boxy shape that has become popular in Japan .....
Toyota introduce Aurion Touring
30th May, 2010
Toyota Aurion Touring has 13 additional features, worth more than
$2,200, at no extra cost compared with entry-level Aurion AT-X sedan .....
2WD added to Toyota RAV4 line-up
27th May, 2010
Toyota's 2WD RAV4 models, available in CV and Cruiser grades, are
priced $3,000 below their equivalent all-wheel drive models .....
Toyota Corolla world's #1 seller
24th May, 2010
A total of 908,661 drivers put a new Corolla on the road, thus
continuing its 'career' as the world's most popular car .....
Toyota #1 in April
6th May, 2010
Australia's enjoyment with utes reached new heights last month with
Toyota's HiLux topping the new-car sales charts .....
Toyota Rukus unveiled
20th April, 2010
Toyota has unveiled its new Rukus model, confirming the
head-turning urban utility vehicle will go on sale here from 1st June .....
Toyota #1 for past 60 months
9th April, 2010
Figures released this week by the Federal Chamber of Automotive
Industries show the 'milestone' was achieved in March when Toyota sold more than 20,000 vehicles .....
Five-Millionth Toyota sold in Australia
7th April, 2010
Local fleets and individual Australian motorists have now purchased
over five million Toyota vehicles .....
Mazda takes Toyota's hybrid help
29th March, 2010
Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) and Mazda Motor Corporation have
reached an agreement on the supply under license of hybrid technology used in the Toyota Prius .....
Toyota still showing FT-86 sports car
14th March, 2010
Toyota’s great driver-focused sports cars of the past have inspired its
vision for a future-generation concept model that made its European debut at the Geneva Motor Show .....
Toyota Rukus coming
10th March, 2010
The new Toyota Rukus is an urban utility vehicle with
head-turning styling that projects an aggressive appearance .....
Toyota remains #1 in February
7th March, 2010
Toyota Australia lifted its February sales over 17 per cent compared
with the same month last year .....
Toyota's new Camry Hybrid
28th February, 2010
Using just 6.0 litres of regular unleaded petrol to travel 100 km*,
Hybrid Camry is almost 32 per cent more frugal than the automatic petrol Camry .....
Toyota Prius Recall
10th February, 2010
Toyota have launched a global recall of the latest generation Prius
in response to reports of inconsistent brake feel .....
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Toyota updates the HiLux
13th October, 2009
Australia's most popular ute, Toyota's HiLux, now offers even
greater safety, comfort and convenience with upgrades announced last week .....
Toyota at Tokyo Motor Show
7th October, 2009
Toyota has announced that three concept vehicles are to highlight
its exhibit for the 41st Tokyo Motor Show .....
Toyota Prado 3 door coming
6th October, 2009
Toyota's next-generation Land Cruiser Prado is out to prove that
"less is more" with the introduction of sporty three-door versions for the first time in Australia .....
Toyota's new Aurion arrives
23rd September, 2009
Styling changes for Toyota Aurion include a new front mask,
faster-acting LED stop and tail lamps, and new wheel designs across the range, including ten-spoke alloy wheels
on entry-level AT-X .....
Toyota's new Prado is close
17th September, 2009
Toyota's new Prado is due to go on sale in Australia in
November. It will feature new styling, improved performance and a raft of driver-assist technologies .....
Toyota Camry Hybrid Pilot Production Begins
1st September, 2009
Toyota Australia yesterday marked the start of pilot production of the
fuel-efficient Hybrid Camry with a ceremony at the company's Altona plant in Melbourne's west .....
Toyota updates the Land Cruiser 70 Series
24th August, 2009
Toyota has beefed up its Land Cruiser 70 Series 'work horses' with
improved passive safety, comfort and features .....
Record sales as new Toyota Prius launches
14th August, 2009
The launch of all-new third-generation Toyota Prius has helped
propel the world's best-selling hybrid car to an all-time sales record in Australia .....
Toyota RAV4 gains an "Edge"
11th August, 2009
Consumers will pay just $750 extra for the added features that
include 17-inch alloy wheels (including the spare wheel), reverse-parking sonar sensors, roof rails and privacy
glass for the rear, rear-quarter and rear-door windows .....
Toyota Corolla tops the sales charts
6th August, 2009
More Australian motorists bought a Toyota Corolla in July than any
other vehicle, according to official sales figures released yesterday .....
An Edge for Toyota Yaris
28th July, 2009
The special-edition cars add value to the Yaris by providing more
than $1,000 of added specification for just $500 .....
New Toyota Camry Announced
21st July, 2009
The appeal of Toyota Camry - Australia's best-selling mid-size
car for the past 15 years - has been boosted by upgrades that further improve its fuel-efficiency, styling,
features and value .....
Benefits Of Toyota's Local Manufacturing
5th July, 2009
Toyota Australia opened its manufacturing plant to dealers and sales
staff recently to highlight the economic importance of the company's locally-made vehicles .....
Aston Martin “Cygnet” Inspired By Toyota's iQ
1st July, 2009
Toyota’s revolutionary iQ platform is about to
reset traditional thinking, with plans that the world’s smallest four-seater will serve as the
basis for a new luxury commuter car to be exclusively built for and sold to Aston Martin owners .....
Toyota Extends Prius Battery Warranty To Eight Years
29th June, 2009
Fewer than one-quarter of one per cent of Prius hybrid batteries have
been replaced in almost eight years of sales .....
Toyota Prius: Not All Hybrids Are Equal
24th June, 2009
In the third-generation Prius, Toyota engineers have made
comprehensive improvements to this award-winning Hybrid Synergy Drive technology .....
Toyota Australia 2008-09 Financial Results
22nd June, 2009
Toyota Australia has reported a net profit after tax of $123.4 million
for the period 1st April 2008, to 31st March 2009. Sales revenue for the period was $8.8 billion .....
Space-Age Controls In Toyota Prius Keep Your Eyes On The Road
17th June, 2009
The third-generation Prius features an ergonomically advanced interior
that contributes to improved safety by reducing driver eye movement for better concentration on the road .....
Aurion Touring Special Edition Celebrates Toyota's 50th Anniversary
25th May, 2009
The refreshed Aurion "Touring" Special Edition offers more than $2,700
of added equipment at no extra cost compared with entry-level Aurion AT-X sedan .....
Toyota Camry "Touring" Special Edition Released
14th May, 2009
Celebrations for Toyota's 50th anniversary in Australia
include a new special edition of the top-selling Camry .....
Advanced Safety Technology In New Prius
8th May, 2009
A radar antenna at the front of the new Prius is central to the
technologies that combine to reduce the risk and severity of crashes .....
New Toyota Prius Has Cool Technology - No Sweat!
22nd April, 2009
Toyota's next-generation Prius offers "cool" technology -
literally - that dramatically reduces in-car temperatures and saves fuel .....
How To Grow A Prius In Your Backyard
8th April, 2009
The plant-based plastics replace conventional plastics which
are made using petro-chemicals, cutting CO2 emissions over the life of the product .....
New Toyota Prius Turns Drivers Into "Bowser Wowsers"
26th March, 2009
Drivers can select three "on demand" drive modes - EV, ECO and
POWER - that supplement normal driving with new Prius' 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine, 60 kW electric motor and
seamless intelligent electronic transmission .....
Toyota Kluger Altitude Offers Extra Value
15th March, 2009
Features beyond the standard KX-R include a tilt-and-slide moonroof and
DVD rear-seat entertainment system with nine inch screen and wireless headphones .....
Toyota Develops World's First Rear Seat Centre Airbag
13th March, 2009
Toyota has developed the world's first rear seat centre airbag to help
reduce the severity of passenger injuries in side-on collisions .....
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A Dud For Rudd
11th June, 2008
Hybrid vehicles, using petrol rather than diesel, are seen by Next
Car's editor, Stephen Walker, as a wasted opportunity. Efficient diesels, such as those powering Mercedes-Benz,
Peugeot, Renault and Volkswagen vehicles, amongst others, are saving Australians money at the bowsers and are reducing
the CO2 burden on our environment .....
U.S. Debut of 2006 Toyota RAV4
3rd November, 2005
Toyota unveiled the all-new third-generation RAV4 at the 2005 Specialty
Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. We show the first images in Australia .....
Toyota Infringement Of Antonov Patents Update
19th October, 2005
Update: The case received its preliminary hearing on 22nd September,
2005 having previously been postponed by the company to allow further negotiations with Toyota .....
America's Toyota FJ Cruiser
11th February, 2005
A retro-look Toyota for America has been unveilled at the Chicago Motor
Show. It will come as a 4x2 or 4x4, with power from a 4-litre V6. It's more downmarket than upmarket .....
America's New Toyota Avalon Debuts in Detroit
11th January, 2005
Next Car is the first Australian media outlet to fully describe America's
new Toyota Avalon, which debuts at the 2005 Detroit Motor Show .....
Toyota Camry Solara convertible revealed
5th February, 2004
America's Camry is now available as a convertible .....
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