Europe December 2015: Peugeot 308 up to #3 thanks to Dutch score

Peugeot 308 Europe December 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Peugeot 308 smashes its European ranking record from #8 to #3 this month.

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Thanks to JATO Dynamic we now have access to preliminary figures for the Top 20 models and brands and December saw its lot of surprises. The European market finishes 2015 on a high with sales up a whopping 16% year-on-year in December to 1.155.157 registrations, the largest year-on-year increase in the past 3 years. 20 of the 29 markets analysed post double-digit year-on-year gains, with the Netherlands leading the pack at +89% followed by Romania at +56%, Estonia at +37%, Cyprus at +32% and Austria at +31%. Only 3 markets decline: Switzerland (-1%), Ireland (-2%) and Luxembourg (-27%).

Renault Captur Europe December 2015. Picture courtesy largus.fr2nd Top 10 ranking of the year for the Renault Captur.

Volkswagen remains the most popular brand on the continent of course but as it has been the case since the “dieselgate” scandal broke, the German manufacturer underperforms the market at +5%. It is followed by Renault up an impressive 29%, Ford (+19%), Peugeot (+27%) and Opel/Vauxhall (+4%). BMW (+22%) passes Mercedes (+15%) to take the lead of the luxury race this month while Audi (+7%) loses share. Fiat lifts 23%, Hyundai 38%, Dacia 24%, Volvo 35% and Mazda 56%.

VW Passat Europe 2015The VW Passat is up 68% in December.

Model-wise, the VW Golf (+8%) and Renault Clio (+9%) lead but lose share, but the biggest event this month is without a doubt the record third position of the Peugeot 308, boosted by an exceptional month in the Netherlands. There, the tightening of low-emission tax cuts scheduled for January 1, 2016 brought sales forward for the 308 which sold an out-of-this-world 44% of its European total in the Netherlands only: 12.052 deliveries for a 17.4% market share… This means the 308 smashes its previous best European ranking (#8) to bring it to #3 with 27.144 sales, up 74% on a year ago.

BMW 1 Series Europe December 2015The 1 Series (+18%) helps BMW hold the luxury crown in December.

In other news, the Ford Fiesta drops to #5 vs. #2 over the Full Year, the VW Passat is up 68% to 6th place, the Peugeot 208 is up 27% at #8, the Renault Captur is inside the European Top 10 for the 2nd time this year after June and the 4th time overall along with June and December 2014, the Opel Astra is back up 22% to #12, the Toyota Auris up 42% to #14, the Dacia Sandero up 38% to #15 and the BMW 1 Series up 17% to #17.

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Renault Kadjar Europe November 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe Kadjar outsells the Scénic and Mégane across Europe for the first time in November. 

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After studying the Top 10 rankings, as is the tradition on BSCB we now go into the fully detailed sales charts for Europe. Brand-wise, final figures edge Ford back up to 2nd place above Renault at 78.792 sales vs. 78.767 but the rest of the Top 10 is confirmed, notably with Mercedes (+19%) outselling both BMW (+11%) and Audi (+4%). Volvo (+22%), Mazda (+38%) and Suzuki (+25%) top gains inside the Top 20 while outside, honours go to Jeep (+50%) thanks to the Renegade (#83), Smart (+71%) thanks to the Forfour (#118), Land Rover (+74%) thanks to the Discovery Sport (#86), Jaguar (+83%) thanks to the XE (#134),  Ssangyong (+86%) thanks to the Tivoli (#199), Tesla (+143%) and Cadillac (+179%).

In the models ranking, there is one change in the Top 10 compared to the original figures we published: the VW Passat does an even better month at +87% and reclaims the 5th spot it also held in October off the Opel Corsa. The rest remains the same. Among recent launches, the Renault Kadjar is up 7 spots on October to 9.031 sales, outselling the Scénic (8.005) and Mégane (7.858) for the first time to become Renault’s third best-seller below just the Clio (#3) and Captur (#15). The Fiat 500X (#36) and Hyundai Tucson (#37) post their highest European rankings so far, with the BMW 2 Series Active/Gran Tourer also strong at #38 and the Mercedes GLC up 39 spots to #62. The Subaru Levorg (#204) and Renault Talisman (#209) make their first appearance in the charts.

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Europe November 2015: Market shoots up 13.5%, Volkswagen up 3%

VW Passat Europe November 2015. Picture courtesy autobild.deThe Passat (+86%) is solely responsible for keeping Volkswagen in positive in November.

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New car sales in Europe enjoy their 27th consecutive month of year-on-year gains with an impressive 13.5% improvement in November – the 2nd-strongest so far this year, helped by particularly strong performances of some of its largest markets such as Spain (+26%), Italy (+24%) and France (+11%) while Germany (+9%) and the UK (+4%) are a notch below. All-in-all, 27 out of the 29 markets composing the region posted year-on-year gains (the two odd ones out being Luxembourg and Estonia) and 21 posted double-digits gains. According to JATO Dynamics, the Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rates (SAAR) reached 14.03 million units at 1.127 million sales in November, bringing the year-to-date total to 13.065 million, up 9% or 1.056 million on the same period in 2014.

Mercedes GLE Europe November 2015Mercedes outsells both BMW and Audi this month in Europe. 

The scandal the Volkswagen Group is still enduring is clearly showing in the brands ranking: the Volkswagen (+3%) and Audi (+4%) brands are the only ones in the Top 10 posting a single-digit increase. At 59.114 registrations this month, Audi even slips below archenemies Mercedes (+18% to 62.452) and BMW (+10% to 60.613). Audi will win the European luxury race in 2015, but at just +6% so far this year, it will need a very strong result from the new generation A4 to keep its two followers at bay: Mercedes gains 12% after 11 months and BMW is up 10%… Renault (#2), Ford (#3) and Fiat (#9) all top year-on-year gains in the Top 10 at +19%, with Opel/Vauxhall (#4) and Peugeot (#5) following closely at +18% and +16% respectively.

Peugeot 308 GTi Europe November 2015. Picture courtesy whatcar.comPeugeot 308 GTi. Picture whatcar.com

Over in the models ranking, the Top 4 best-sellers are unchanged on October but all underperforms with the VW Golf (+3%) leading the way above the Polo (-1%), Renault Clio (+7%) and Ford Fiesta (+4%). The Opel Corsa (+18%) returns to the 5th place it holds year-to-date, while the VW Passat is solely responsible for keeping Volkswagen in positive territory with sales up a whopping 86% on the previous generation a year ago. The Peugeot 308 manages a second consecutive month at a record 8th place thanks to sales up 22% year-on-year to 18.301. It ranks third in its segment below just the Golf and Skoda Octavia, just as the Ford Focus, Audi A3 and Opel Astra (despite sales up 29%) remain outside the overall Top 10. It is also the 4th time (after November, December 2014 and July 2015) that the 308 is Peugeot’s best-seller above the 208, itself up a very encouraging 23% this month.

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Renault Kadjar Europe October 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frFirst European Top 50 ranking for the Renault Kadjar… (Picture largus.fr)

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After temporary Top 10 figures, as is the tradition on BSCB we now explore the European brands and models rankings in their full detail. Final figures show Europe-wide October volumes slowing down their growth at just +2% to 1.134.278 units, bringing the year-to-date total to 11.826.399 deliveries, up 8% or more than 900.000 units on the same period in 2014. After being originally announced at -0.2%, Volkswagen’s European drop in October stands at a final and still very contained -0.4%. Ford, Renault and Peugeot (+1%) as well as Audi (+3%) post timid gains while Opel/Vauxhall falls 2%. BMW impresses at +13%, as do Mercedes and Fiat, both up 9%. Outside the Top 10, notice Mazda up 30%, Suzuki up 15%, Land Rover up 34%, Smart up 223%, Jeep up 67% and Jaguar up 81%.

Hyundai Tucson Europe October 2015…and for the new generation Hyundai Tucson.

Over in the models ranking, final figures bring one change to the temporary Top 10 we published a few weeks ago: the Opel Corsa overtakes the Peugeot 208 to 6th place. The Audi A3 jumps back up 7 ranks to #12, the Fiat Panda is up 3 to #13 and the Skoda Fabia up 5 to #16. In the luxury segment, the BMW 3 Series (-2%) is back above the Mercedes C-Class (-9%). Two recently launched SUVs break into the European Top 50 for the first time: the Renault Kadjar is up 36 spots to #40 and the reborn Hyundai Tucson is up 24 to #43. The Fiat 500X for its part lodges a second consecutive month at a best-ever #49. Further down, the Suzuki Vitara is up 16 ranks to #67, the Ford Ecosport and Mazda CX-3 are both up 9 spots to record rankings at #89 and #95 respectively and the Mercedes GLC jumps 35 to #102

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Europe October 2015: Volkswagen limits fall to 0.2%, Peugeot 308 at #8

VW Passat Europe October 2015The Passat is up 81% year-on-year in October and makes it 3 Volkswagens in the Top 5.

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With Germany and France both up just 1% and the UK down 1% – the first year-on-year drop in almost four years, European new car sales slow down their growth to just 2% in October to 1.144.094 registrations. The year-to-date total is still up a very vigorous 8% on the same period in 2014 at 11.921.587 units, almost one million additional sales on last year. The most anticipated result is of course Volkswagen in the wake of the emissions scandal that looks far from being resolved. So far, the German carmaker resists very well with a tiny 0.2% drop on October 2014 at 141.921 sales, bringing its year-to-date total to 1.452.416 units, up 7% on 2014. Volkswagen places the Golf as #1 as usual with an unreachable 19.000 unit-advantage over the #2, the Polo, while the Passat climbs back up 12 spots on September to #5 with sales up a whopping 81% thanks to the new model.

Peugeot 308 Europe October 2015The Peugeot 308 hits its highest European ranking ever this month.

Ford (+1%), Renault (+0.4%) and Peugeot (+2%) follow while Opel/Vauxhall drops 2.5% at #5. Audi reclaims the #1 luxury spot and manages to outpace the market at +3%, albeit at a much slower rate than competitors BMW (+13%) and Mercedes (+10%) catching up below thanks respectively to the tremendous success of the 2 Series Tourer and the launch of the GLC and GLE SUVs notably. All Top four models lose ground, with the Renault Clio and Ford Fiesta the hardest hit at -14% both. The Clio even slips down to #4 year-to-date, overtaken by the VW Polo. At #6 the Peugeot 208 delivers a very encouraging 22% year-on-year gain thanks to its facelift, with its big sister the Peugeot 308 also in great shape: it lodges a 4th European Top 10 ranking in 12 months, equaling the best-ever #8 ranking it also hit last December thanks to sales up 15% to 18.403 units. But most significantly, this month the 308 ranks 2nd in its segment below just the VW Golf, outselling the Ford Focus, Opel Astra and Audi A3.

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Toyota Yaris Europe September 2015. Picture courtesy automobile-magazine.frSurprise: final figures show the Toyota Yaris inside the European Top 10 in September.

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After temporary Top 10 figures, we now explore the European brands and models rankings in their full detail. Final figures show September sales up 10% year-on-year to 1.386.027 registrations, lifting the year-to-date total to 10.688.435 units, up 9% or almost 900.000 deliveries on the same period last year. Five out of the Top 6 best-selling brands are outpaced by the market, led by Volkswagen (+6%), Ford (+7%), Opel (+6%) and Renault (+4%). BMW (+15%) manages to brilliantly stay in 5th place, while Mercedes (+12%), Audi (+10%), Nissan (+24%) and Fiat (+15%) all lodge dynamic gains. Outside the Top 10, notice Mazda (+29%), Jeep (+135%), Smart (+123%), Jaguar (+68%), Porsche (+51%), Ssangyong (+82%) and Tesla (+69%) all taking off.

Fiat 500X Europe September 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frFirst European Top 50 ranking for the Fiat 500X

In the models ranking, with final data we have a surprise in the Top 10: if the Top 8 remains unchanged, the Toyota Yaris elbows its way into 9th place overall with 19.211 sales vs. 19.189 for the Opel Astra at #10 and 19.126 for the Skoda Octavia, kicked out of the Top 10 at #11. This is only the fourth time the Toyota Yaris is among Europe’s Top 10 favourite nameplate after 10 March 2012September 2012 and January 2015, and simply the nameplate’s best-ever European ranking. In fact, only 2.155 sales separated the #9 from the #19 nameplates this month, with very strong performances all round lifted by a record UK market. The Mercedes C-Class gains a further two spots on August to #13, the Fiat Panda is up 40% year-on-year and 17 ranks on last month to #16, both the VW Passat (#17) and Opel Mokka (#18) are up 26% and the Mini edges onto the Top 20.

Honda HR-V Europe September 2015The Honda HR-V is starting to climb up the European ladder.

Further down, the Fiat 500X breaks into the European Top 50 for the very first time, the Hyundai Tucson breaks into the Top 100, the Jaguar XE is up 35 spots to #119, the Mercedes GLC up 63 to #137, the Honda HR-V up 103 to #138 and the Ssangyong Tivoli breaks into the Top 200.

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Europe September 2015: Nissan Qashqai shines in UK-led month

Nissan Qashqai Europe September 2015. Picture courtesy whatcar.co.ukEuropean Nissan Qashqai sales are up 37% year-on-year in September.

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New car sales in Europe gain a very satisfying 10% year-on-year in September to 1.393.695 registrations, pushing the year-to-date total up 9% or almost 890.000 units on 2014 to 10.774.505 deliveries. If the August market was seasonally skewed towards Germany, September is traditionally led by the UK accounting for one-third of the continent sales with a record 462.517 units (+9%). Spain (+23%), Italy (+17%) and France (+9%) lead gains among the Top 5 while Germany (+5%) is shyer. Brand-wise, Volkswagen (+6%) gains less ground than the market but stays way above the competition at 156.000 sales. In fact, none of the Top 5 carmakers gain market share year-on-year, with Ford (+7%), Opel/Vauxhall (+6%), Renault (+3%) and Peugeot (+6%) all outpaced by the market.

Mercedes GLE Coupe Europe September 2015Mercedes GLE Coupé – Mercedes sales are up 12% year-on-year in Europe this month.

On the contrary, the entire remainder of the Top 10 over-performs: all three German premium brands are in stellar shape yet in reverse order compared to the year-to-date ranking, as to was also the case last month: BMW leads the way with sales up 13%, followed by Mercedes (+12%) and Audi (+10%). Rounding up the Top 10, Nissan (+24%) and Fiat (+15%) deliver the best performances while below, Jeep (+136%), Smart (+125%), Mazda (+28%) and Mini (+15%) also get noticed.

Opel Corsa Europe September 2015The Opel Corsa rounds up the European podium in September.

The September European models ranking has a definite UK flavour, with the VW Golf by far the most popular despite gaining just 2%, the Ford Fiesta (-1%) back up four spots on August to reclaim the #2 spot it holds year-to-date, the Opel/Vauxhall Corsa (+10%) up 7 to land on the podium, the Ford Focus at #5 and the Nissan Qashqai up a spectacular 37% on September 2014 to jump to #6, outselling both the Renault Clio and Peugeot 208. The Skoda Octavia remains among the continent’s 10 favourite nameplates (#9) and the Opel/Vauxhall Astra posts a third Top 10 ranking in the past five months.

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Mercedes CLA Europe August 2015The Mercedes CLA is now knocking on the European Top 50’s door.

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After temporary Top 10 figures and just before September data is published, as is the tradition on BSCB albeit with a bit of delay we go through the European brands and models rankings in more detail with the Top 53 brands and Top 341 models now available. The European new car market is up a very encouraging 11% in August to 778.504 deliveries, lifting the year-to-date total up 9% to 9.336.784 sales. In the brands ranking, Volkswagen underperforms (+3%) even though it historically places three models in the European Top 4 (Golf, Polo, Passat) for the first time ever. Inside the Top 10, Opel (+15%), Renault (+21%), BMW (+17%), Mercedes (+15%) and Skoda (+12%) outpace the market, while outside, notice (in ranking order) Nissan up 18%, Mazda up 30%, Suzuki up 25%, Smart up 135% thanks to the Forfour (#118), Jeep up 114% thanks to the Renegade (#95), Jaguar up 171% thanks to the XE (#154) and Tesla up 130%.

Skoda Fabia Europe August 2015Clinging onto its Top 10 ranking: the Skoda Fabia.

The temporary Top 10 models published last month is confirmed in its integrality, albeit with every single model posting slightly lower figures. The Skoda Fabia holds onto its third ever Top 10 ranking by the skin of its teeth: it is actually equal 10th with the Opel Corsa, both nameplates selling 11.118 units in August. The Nissan Qashqai, Peugeot 308 and Audi A3 all get kicked out of a Top 10 they belonged to in July while the Mercedes C-Class remains at an excellent 15th position. Split figures between the MPV and coupe variant show the 2 Series Active/Gran Tourer breaking into the European Top 20 for the very first time at #19, becoming no less than BMW’s best-seller on the continent.

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Europe August 2015The 2 Series Active/Gran Tourer is BMW’s best-seller in the whole of Europe in August.

Further down, the Mercedes CLA jumps 9 spots on last month to a brilliant 53rd place vs. #79 year-to-date and #105 over the Full year 2014, all this due to the arrival of the Shooting Brake variant. The Renault Kadjar advances 19 ranks to #73, the Opel Karl/Vauxhall Viva is up 32 to #86, the Mazda CX-3 up 35 to break into the Top 100 and the Hyundai Tucson up 44 to #110. We welcome the Mercedes GLC at #200 and the Honda HR-V at #241.

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Europe August 2015: VW Passat at record #4, Skoda Fabia in Top 10

Volkswagen Passat GTE Europe August 2015The VW Passat ranks at an all-time record 4th place in Europe in August.

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The European new car market celebrates two full years (24 months) of year-on-year gains in August, delivering the second best monthly improvement of 2015 at +11.5% to 781.783 registrations. This lifts the year-to-date total to 9.385.361 units, up a very encouraging 9% or 766.000 units on 2014. August sales are always a little atypic in Europe as it is the midst of Summer holidays with a lot of markets all but closing down: France is at just 92.000 registrations, the UK at 79.000 and Italy at 59.000, giving disproportionate weight to Germany (226.000) representing 29% of overall European sales vs. 22.7% so far this year. This situation traditionally brings unusual rankings, and this year is no exception.

Skoda Fabia Europe August 2015First appearance of the Skoda Fabia in the European Top 10 in 6 years…

Volkswagen gains less ground than the market at +3% but, unlike in China where it looks like it may be starting to lose foot, manages to place no less than 3 nameplates inside the European Top 4 for the first time in recorded history: the Golf (+5%) celebrates 65 consecutive months in pole position, the Polo is #3 but the record-breaker is the Passat thanks to sales up 44% as the new model is taking the market by storm. Launched in 1973, the Passat nameplate hits #4 in Europe this month, an all-time record ranking beating its previous best of #5 reached in December 2005April 2011 and last month. But that’s not all for the VAG Group: the Skoda Octavia also soars 17% year-on-year to its best-ever ranking in 5th place – meaning 4 of the Top 5 best-sellers in Europe VAG Group models – a position it has reached twice in the past: in October and November 2013.

Skoda Octavia Europe August 2015…while the Skoda Octavia hits a personal best in 5th place.

More good news: for the first time in history, Skoda places two nameplates in the European monthly Top 10 with the Fabia pointing its bonnet in 10th place thanks to sales boosted 38% by the new generation. This is only the third time the Fabia slips up among the continent’s 10 best-sellers, the last one being 6 years ago in August 2009 (#8) and the first one a year before that in August 2008 (#10). At the time, the Fabia was the very first Skoda to break into the Top 10, since then the Octavia joined it, achieving this milestone for the first time in January 2012. The other great performer is the Renault Clio up a gigantic 26% to 2nd place, and both the Peugeot 208 (#7) and Opel Astra (#8) are back inside the Top 10 after falling to #11 and #13 respectively last month.

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Europe August 2015The 2 Series Active Tourer lifts BMW up to 5th brand in Europe this month.

Back to the brands ranking with Opel (+15%) and Renault (+21%) frankly outperforming the market in third and 4th places respectively, while below we witness a coup d’etat in the luxury rankings. Lifted by the tremendous success of the 2 Series Active Tourer (#3 overall at home in Germany!), BMW shoots up 3 spots on July and 17% year-on-year to a fantastic 5th position, distancing Mercedes (+15%) and Audi (+9%), now desperately waiting for the new A4. Year-to-date however the positions are unchanged: Audi dominates (+5%), followed by Mercedes (+12%) and BMW (+9%). This trio manages to kick Peugeot into 8th position in August, just as Toyota brilliantly breaks into the Top 10 below Skoda.

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Peugeot 308 Europe July 2014. Picture courtesy of largus.frFinal figures push the Peugeot 308 past the 208 to #10 in Europe in July.

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After temporary Top 10 figures, as is the tradition on BSCB we can now share with you complete brand and models data for Europe. As a reminder the European new car market is up a dynamic 9% year-on-year in July to 1.178.162 registrations, bringing the year-to-date total to 8.558.958 units, also up 9% on 2014. In the brands ranking, Peugeot (+10%), Mercedes (+12%) and Fiat (+15%) are the best performers in the Top 10. Outside (in ranking order), notice Mazda up 34%, Mitsubishi up 19%, Smart up 92%, Jeep up 146%, Porsche up 34%, Jaguar up 82%, Ssangyong up 120% and Tesla up 266% to 1.090 sales.

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Europe July 2015. Picture courtesy largus.frThe 2 Series is BMW’s best-seller in Europe this month.

Model-wise, there are two significant changes in the Top 10 now that final data is in: thanks to 17.554 sales, the Audi A3 jumps to #9 while the Peugeot 308 edges past the 208 to land inside the Top 10 at 17.524 units vs. 17.519. The Opel Corsa, #9 in the original ranking, is kicked down to #12 at 17.452 registrations. The Skoda Fabia continues to climb up the European ladder: up 58% year-on-year this month to #14, the Mercedes C-Class does even better at +64% to #15 and the Opel Mokka is up 44% to #21. Spectacular progression of the BMW 2 Series, boosted by the Active Tourer variant and a stunning performance at home in Germany: up 554% on July 2014 and 10 spots on last month to a record 27th position, also becoming BMW’s best-seller across the continent.

Jaguar XE Europe July 2015The XE already accounts for 60% of Jaguar sales in Europe.

Among recent launches, the Fiat 500X is up 3 ranks on July to #57, the Jeep Renegade up two to #85, the Renault Kadjar down 4 to #92, the Nissan Pulsar up 20 to #100, the Opel Karl/Vauxhall Viva up 9 to #118, the Jaguar XE up 25 to #133 and 2.514 units (or 60% of Jaguar European sales), the Mazda CX-3 is up 11 to #135 and the Hyundai Tucson is up 115 spots to #154. Finally, we welcome the Mercedes GLE in the European sales charts this month at #212 and 556 deliveries (the M-Class it replaces is at #165 and -28%).

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