Ford Ecosport

Rs. 5,59,000 to Rs. 8,99,990 (ex showroom delhi)

Ford Ecosport Review

16,444 units of Ford EcoSport Recalled

November 16, 2015: It is reported that Ford India has recalled 16,444 units of its best selling compact SUV EcoSport manufactured between Novmber 2013 to April 2014 for resolving the issue associated with rear twist beam. According to sources the RTB bolt in these vehicles is not fixed according to the standards and which might cause a severe accident. It is for the third time that U.S. based car maker has recalled EcoSport due to any issue since its launch in 2013.

Ford to launch refreshed EcoSport before Christmas 2016

September 28, 2015: According to Mr. Nigel Harris, President and Managing Director, Ford India, American car maker Ford will launch the upgraded version of EcoSport SUv quite early before the commencement of Christmas festival this year. The refreshed version of EcoSport will undergo cosmetic changes and continue the existing engine configurations in both petrol and diesel variants.

New Ford EcoSport to come without boot mounted spare wheel

April 7, 2015: It is reported that spies have caught the new Ford EcoSport being tested at Coimbatore roads in Tamil Nadu. An interesting feature of new EcoSport apart from absence of boot mounted spare wheel is integration of various new features which are expected to enhance the sportier impression of new EcoSport. To brief about some features the emission has been enhanced to Euro 6.1, apart from this other features adhered in new version EcoSport are refreshed rear swing gate facilitating convenient opening with small space, registration plate has been placed at the tailgate, pseudo silver skid plate has been placed at rear bumper to enhance its look.

Ford to launch facelift version of EcoSport in Europe during May 2015

January 21, 2015: According to reports with an objective to strengthen the sales of its not so popular SUV EcoSport in European car market, US car maker Ford will bring the updated version of SUV with major contemporary changes. It would be interested to know that whereas in Indian car market EcoSport is one of the best selling SUVs in European car market it is struggling to retain its position.

Ford recalls 20752 units of EcoSport

December 17, 2014: Ford India has recalled 20752 units of its compact SUV EcoSport from Indian car market due to defective  airbags and corroded fuel line issue. The units recalled were manufactured between January 2013 and September 2014. According to company sources a field service action has been initiated to rectify the issue.

Ford EcoSport celebrates the celebration of 1 lakh units sold

August 21, 2014: Ford EcoSport the SUV from British car maker Ford Motors has succeeded in reaching the mark of 1 lakh units sold across the globe since its launch last year in Indian car market. According to sources of company it has sold out 60,000 units of EcoSport in Indian car market so far and apart from it the SUV is also been exported to countries of South Africa, Taiwan, Australia and various European countries.

Ford to initiate third shift to meet the demand of Ford EcoSport

August 8, 2014: Ford India, the Indian alliance of British car maker Ford Motors is going to begin the third shift production to meet the increasing demand of its high selling SUV EcoSport in Indian car market.  According to reports the SUV is witnessing waiting period of more than three months and therefore to minimize the duration of waiting period company is going to start working in third shift for producing Ford EcoSport.

Ford hikes the price of EcoSport

July 4, 2014: Ford India the Indian division of American car maker has announced to hike the price of its highest selling SUV EcoSport varying from Rs.10,000 to Rs. 15,000 depending upon the category of trims offered in EcoSport. This announcement of hike in prices will be active from immediate effect and will be applicable only EcoSport offered by the company and not on the other products.

Make your journey a cool journey with cooling system of Ford EcoSport

May 29, 2014: If you are owner of Ford EcoSport than you must be enjoying a cool traveling experience with your family during summer vacations without any concern of filling fuel in your SUV. Parking the vehicle without any shadow in hot summer days takes the temperature inside the cabin as high to 70 degree Celsius and when you come back to your vehicle the vehicle does not cool within the short span of time. The advanced climate control system mounted in Ford EcoSport cools your SUV in the short span of ten minutes and brings down the temperature from 70 degree to 30 degree Celsius instantly without impacting the fuel efficiency.


Ford EcoSport re-booking started

May 9, 2014: Ford India has resumed the booking of its SUV EcoSport which was postponed from quite some time due to extending waiting period. To cater the problem of extending demand of SUV company has enhanced its production ability at its production unit located at Chennai.

Ford EcoSport to be exported in Germany

April 14, 2014: The compact SUV Ford EcoSport is going to be exported in German car market. According to reports Ford India will export the EcoSport in German car market. The SUV will be developed in company’s production plant located in Chennai and will carry some additional features which are not available in EcoSport offered in Indian car market.

Ford EcoSport grabs the title of most awarded car in Indian car market

April 1, 2014: Ford EcoSport the compact SUV of U.S auto giant Ford Motors has succeeded in being honored as the most awarded car in Indian car market for the year. The compact SUV was launched last year in Indian car market and soon succeeded in attracting car aspirants towards this SUV. It is offered in both petrol and diesel version with petrol version with engine option of 1.5 litre and 1.0 litre petrol engines and diesel with 1.5 litre diesel version.

Price of EcoSport hiked silently

January 13, 2014: Ford Motors has once again hiked the prices of its SUV EcoSport silently in Indian market. As an impact of price hike the price of base variant is now Rs. 6.19 lakh (ex-showroom price in New Delhi), whereas the price of top end model in diesel variant is Rs 9.74 lakh (ex-showroom price in New Delhi).


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Ford Ecosport Pictures

Ford India has finally launched the Ecosport in Indian domestic auto market.  The compnay is doing aggressive promotion of their Ford Ecosport. The 2012 Auto Expo displayed vehicle has got everything, or more than that, in an all new compact form.

The new SUV sports a 1.0 litre, Ecoboost, 3-cylinder, petrol engine that delivers more than expected power and torque. Ford has offered an array of powerful engines to the mini SUV lineup along with launch of 1.0 litre Ecoboost power-train. The subsequent motor is tried and tested engine of 1.5L TDCi turbo diesel that also is doing duties on Ford Fiesta sedan. With it, the beast has also been offered with 1.5L petrol engine. The Ford Ecosport has been popular compact SUV in Brazilian market where it took its birth. The four-door mini SUV is based on an all new platform that comes added with sporty look and features some scintillating new characteristics.
Ford Ecosport Pictures
As far as the appearance and dimensions of the New Ford SUV are concerned, the Ford Ecosport is full stretched 4-meter-plus mini SUV, hence it not boasts a small-car tag, and also it carries all the aspects of a complete full sized SUV. It is not at all a bigger sized or a stretched hatchback that was speculated in some of the earlier reports. It has all the qualities to qualify for an SUV, which are sporty and upright stance, spare wheel mounted on tailgate, higher ground clearance, bold and futuristic front grille view that are all inspired by the new American design language, which debuted in India with the launch of Ford Fiesta.

The Ford Ecosport has been launched in India on 26th June, 2013 with choice of 1.5L petrol, 1.0L EcoBoost petrol and 1.5L diesel engine. Its 1.5L diesel and 1.0L EcoBoost engine have the choice of 5-speed manual transmission while the 1.5L petrol model comes with both 5 speed manual and 6-speed PowerShift Automatic transmission choices.


Ford Ecosport Rivals

Ford Ecosport PicturesOne of the most promising EcoBoost engine powered compact SUV Ford EcoSport that now has seen launch will provoke the likes of Maruti Ertiga, Renault Duster, Mahindra Quanto and Scorpio. The newly created compact utility vehicle segment got wings with the recent introduction of Maruti MPV, while prior to that, there was no such slot in the Indian automotive sector. Ford EcoSport has been pitted against Renault Duster in every aspect from its flamboyant exteriors to class leading interiors along with delivery of optimum mileage.
In terms of styling, Ford SUV comes with new American design language, at the same time; Ertiga borrows its characteristics and many elements from its hot selling stable-mates in the form of Maruti Swift and Maruti Ritz. Nevertheless, it all ends up in carving out an aptly designed vehicle inside-out. Here, Maruti presents Ertiga with dual choices of fuels, while Ford EcoSport is also available in option of petrol and diesel powered motor. The other interesting piece is the ‘mileage’, and the same plays--a more than ‘huge’ factor-- in the success of this capable SUV. 
Ford EcoSport Direct Rivals Table
Model Engine Mileage (City/Highway) Acceleration (0-100 kph) Unique features Price (Ex-Showroom, Delhi)
Ford EcoSport EcoBoost Petrol 999 cc 15.5 kmpl/ 18.5 kmpl 13-14 seconds mileage, astounding looks, compact Rs 7.90 Lakh
Ford EcoSport Diesel 1498 cc 19.5 kmpl/ 22.5 kmpl 15-17 seconds Rs  6.69 Lakh
Ford EcoSport Petrol 1499 14.5 kmpl/16.5 kmpl 14-15 seconds Rs 5.59 Lakh
Premier Rio Petrol 1173 cc 12 kmpl/ 16 kmpl 17 seconds in-expensive, first compact SUV, acceptable looks Rs 5.36 Lakh
Premier Rio Diesel  1489 cc 14 kmpl/ 19 kmpl 19 seconds Rs 5.87 Lakh
Maruti Ertiga Petrol 1372 cc 13.5 kmpl/ 16.2 kmpl 13 seconds value for money, features, Maruti assurance Rs 7.29 Lakh
Maruti Ertiga Diesel 1248 cc 17.5 kmpl/ 20.77 kmpl 15 seconds Rs 8.44 Lakh

Ford EcoSport Mileage and Fuel Efficiency

Since the unveiling of Ford EcoSport at the 2012 Auto Expo, Ford Motors is trying magnetize car buyers with the ‘optimum mileage’ element apart from its superlative exterior design. The frugal diesel companion is 1.5L engine that does duty on Ford Figo. As far as the Ford EcoSport mileage for 1.0L EcoBoost engine model is 15.5 kmpl and 18.5 kmpl on city and high-way roads respectively. The 1.5L diesel engine model offers 19.5 kmpl in city and 22.5 kmpl on highways. Meanwhile, the 1.5L petrol engine model return a mileage of 14.5 kmpl in city areas and 16.5 kmpl on open roads.
Model Mileage (City) Mileage (Highway)
Ford EcoSport Petrol EcoBoost 15.5 kmpl 18.5 kmpl
Ford EcoSport Diesel 19.5 kmpl 22.5 kmpl
Ford Ecosport Petrol 1.5L 14.5 kmpl 16.5 kmpl


Ford Ecosport Models and Features

Ford Ecosport Models Features
Ford EcoSport 1.0L EcoBoost engine Ford EcoSport 1.0L EcoBoost engine that uses Twin independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) is an immensely potential petrol powered engine that has some unusual capabilities to churn out a maximum power equivalent to that of a 1.6L motor and that too against producing less CO2 emissions.  This power train generates 125 PS of maximum output together with maximum torque of 170 Nm.
Ford EcoSport 1.5L TDCi diesel engine This Ford EcoSport 1.5L TDCi turbo diesel engine holds the trust of earlier all-new Ford Fiesta that is more powerful than the 1.6L engine that currently serves Fiesta Classic with maximum power of 91 Bhp at 3750 rpm along with peak torque of 204 Nm at 2000-2750rpm.
Ford Ecosport 1.5L petrol engine It holds a 5 speed manual and a 6-speed dual clutch Automatic Transmission. It includes air conditioner, voice command controls and high quality seat fabric along with black and silver accents on the dash and panel in the front.

Altogether, the Ford EcoSport is firstly introduced with 1.0L petrol EcoBoost power-train along with two variants to choose from. These variants have no change under their hood, but they are packed with some more or less different features to create their own identity. The 1.5L TDCi turbo diesel engine follows in next, after the successful launch of petrol version, in order to delight the diesel engine admirers in the country.


Ford Ecosport Colors

There are chances that Ford EcoSport colors is available in 6 shades that comprise of Arctic White, Gray Cambridgeshire, Blue Marau, Silver Riviera and Black Ebony together with Red Harpooner.


Ford Ecosport in Mars Red Color Ford Ecosport in Diamond White Color Ford Ecosport in Kinetic Blue Color Ford Ecosport in Moondust Silver Color Ford Ecosport in Chill Metallic Color Ford Ecosport in Panther Black Color Ford Ecosport in Sea Grey Color
Mars Red Diamond White Kinetic Blue Moondust Silver Chill Metallic Panther Black Sea Grey


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Ford Ecosport Engine, Power and Performance

Ford Ecosport PicturesKeeping in mind the needs and demands of its consumers globally Ford Motors has developed a rugged yet frugal petrol engine; which is eco-friendly too, in the form of EcoBoost powertrain. This award winning 1.0L EcoBoost 3-cylinder engine has the backing and acclamation of numerous mechanical evaluators world-wide. This motor of compact SUV Ford EcoSport is courageous enough to be taken on any terrain under whichever weather conditions. The Ford EcoSport's EcoBoost engine has advanced turbo-charging mechanism with direct injection feature that is mated with enhanced double variable camshaft design.

This new environment friendly engine generates reduced emissions of around 20 percent that comes up to release of less than 140g/km CO2 emissions. With this innovative engine the vehicle will churn out a maximum power of 125 PS together with outmost torque of 170 Nm. This frugal green motor is mated to 5-speed manual transmission. The other engine counterpart is the reliable 1.5L TDCi turbo-diesel with intercooler. With this power-train, it achieves maximum power of 91 Bhp of raw power together with peak torque of 204 Nm. This engine is also coupled with the same 5-speed gearbox. The company has also offered the Ecosport with 1.5L petrol engine choice too. It offers both 5 speed manual and 6-speed Powershift automatic gearbox options. The engine generates max power of 112 PS at 6300 rpm along with peak torque of 140 NM at 4400 rpm.


Ford Ecosport Tachometer PicturesFord Ecosport Pickup and Acceleration

Engine Variant Max. Power Max. Torque Pickup (0-100 kmph) Top Speed
1.0L EcoBoost Petrol 125 PS @ 6000rpm 170Nm @ 1400-4500rpm 15-17 secs 160 kmph
1.5L TDCi Turbo Diesel 91 PS @ 3750rpm 204Nm @ 2000-2750rpm 13-14 secs 182 kmph
1.5L Ti-VCT Petrol Engine 112 PS @ 6300 rpm 140 NM at 4400 rpm 14-15 secs 190 kmph


The Ford EcoSport surely zooms ahead in a jiffy with its magical 1.0L EcoBoost Petrol engine has some amazing numbers to showcase. While the following 1.5L Diesel motor that offers some fitting figures. The 125 PS of max power and 170 Nm peak torque generating power train i.e. 1.0L EcoBoost engine races from nothing to 100 kph within 15-17 seconds. Though, the speedometer reads the top speed of 160 kmph, when driven to the fullest on open road. The other champion power-train of 1.5L diesel climbs to the 100 kph mark in a mere time span of 13-14 seconds together with the top speed of nearly 182 kmpl, which is incredible compared to others present in the segment. The 1.5L Ti-VCT petrol engine takes only 14-15 seconds to catch the speed of 100 kmph.


Ford Ecosport Interiors and Features

Ford Ecosport Dashboard Pictures It is wrong to attribute hard-hitting SUV features to Ford EcoSport as it has as much comfort and convenience elements in it, like any other premium sedan. In addition, the comfort, convenience and versatility attributes get pure manifestation in the SUV in full swing. The high elevated stance of five-seater Ford EcoSport gives a commanding position to the driver along with easy access at central console buttons. The wide windscreen ahead gives a clear view of the road and surroundings.

The modern cockpit design of Ford EcoSport has smart looking sporty steering wheel that has mounted controls for audio and phone, while there is SYNC feature that follows voice commands with ease making driving more pleasurable and undisturbed for the driver. There is silver finished gear knob for effortless gear shifting at any instance as per your convenience.

Ford Ecosport Front Seat Pocket PicturesThe fine quality fabric in Ford EcoSport interiors is offered in latest patterns and pulsating colors to suit every mood of the consumers. Furthermore, there are many comfort features inside this machine that make it a sheer pleasure to be in. There are storage compartments of more than 21 liters overall along with 20 locations that includes under the passenger seat, cooled glove box  and cup holders besides map holder on the front seats for optimum handiness. The air conditioning system with advanced auto climate control and pollen filters provides efficiency as well as coziness inside the cabin.

There are some premium comfort features of Ford EcoSport such as remote operated door opening and closing in addition to the traditional power windows or trip meter. The music system inside also is equipped with my connection that gives the ease of connecting your phone to the system so that you remain connected and in touch with the world outside. Besides you can also connect it to your iPod or USB in order to enjoy sheer music from the quality music player. Moreover, to increase the space inside Ford EcoSport, the rear seat can be folded via Quick-fold system.


Ford Ecosport Exteriors and Features

Ford Ecosport Headlight PicturesThe Ford EcoSport was earlier said to be a sub-four meter incarnation of an SUV, but since it’s unveiling at 2012 Auto Expo all the perception got shattered as it measures more than 4 meters. The vehicle has got pure robust design and confident upright stance of that goes out-an-out to create unique appeal of the Ford EcoSport. The frontage carries contemporary slanting headlamps frame with a high-mounted trapezoidal grille that bestows the sturdy vehicle an element of gratification and a signature Ford face with its bold emblem in between.

The compact SUV has got every bit of thing that is required to get qualified for the a proper SUV from its applauding aerodynamics that has the sense of New American design language together with a rear-mounted spare wheel.  While the area from the bonnet to the bumpers and air dam throws an appearance as if the SUV is ready for ultimate action.

Ford Ecosport Wheel and Tyre PicturesLooking at it from a distance it gives a clear impression that it has a decent stance with the bonnet placed at a height and posing sufficient big ground clearance for the Ford EcoSport SUV. The exterior set it apart from being an on roader and clearly demark it as belonging to the SUV family and it has exterior which has courageous design and pronounced proportions.

The rear is as appealing as the front with the rear windscreen looking as if it is pillar-less besides the prominent and futuristic taillights that are extended towards the tailgate as well along with being high mounted for maximum visibility for the vehicle approaching from behind. The rear bumper has multi reflectors embedded on it for extra safety.  With enough ground clearance, the car is expected to do well on even the bumpy Indian roads and the really rugged off roads in the countryside.


Safety Features in Ford Ecosport

Ford Ecosport Tail Light PicturesIf it’s a Sports Utility Vehicle safety concerns are always there, but relax with Ford you are in safe hands as it is sure to provide best in class safety elements in the Ford EcoSport. This is what Ford Ecosport seems to believe it in its truest spirit. The front brakes are ventilated disc brakes with floating caliper while the rear braking is drum type with shoes that have self-centering and automatic adjustment with wear and tear.

Safety features in Ford Ecosport's mid and top variants are boast Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and EBD (Electronic Distribution of Brakes) in company with the driver and passenger side airbags. Furthermore, the parking sensors and rear camera along with a wider roof spoiler can make its way when the vehicle gets official launch in India. It can also feature the modern technology of automatic door-locks once the ignition is switched on apart from the power windows that are one touch-up type with anti-crushing and timer facility that enables the vehicle to close the windows after the vehicle is shutdown.


Driving and Handling of Ford Ecosport

Ford Ecosport Steering Wheel PicturesThere are numerous features that makes the Ford EcoSport a convinced winner in its segment. Some of these can be front passenger handle security, split folding rear seat, front seat belt height adjustment, 3-point retractable seat belts, rear window defroster, Towing hook (front / rear); lighting in the trunk, rear window wiper and washer etc. besides other features will surely make the driving expensive astonishing.

Moreover, the power steering and height adjustable seats that enable better and comfortable driving experience. Believe it, maneuvering EcoSport in tough conditions is as easy as to cut butter, thanks to the agile power steering and stable suspension that makes the ride even smoother and makes handling safer in extreme conditions.


Ford Ecosport Accessories

Ford Ecosport Stereo PicturesThe compact SUV Ford Ecosport has loads of accessories available both standard and add on ones. Among the standard accessories are height adjustable wheels, driver seat, antenna, AC with heater, rear window defroster with rear window washer and wiper, PATS-Anti-theft system besides others.

There is so much that comes as optional accessories for Ford EcoSport buyers to re-create their vehicle in such a manner that it has its own unique identity when compared to other EcoSport owners. There are no premium leather seat covers available. The other garnishing that Ford EcoSport is expected to shoulder are a set of sun-visors to prevent exposition of the passengers to sun in hot weather along with full-sized roof carrier and a broad nudge guard for extra protection at the front bumper to allow a masculine feel at the front grille. And to make you feel at home there is a small car-size refrigerator for optimal convenience in hot weather.  


Ford Ecosport Conclusion

Looking at the popularity of Ford Ecosport in Brazil, and around the globe it is not an exaggeration to call it a true compact SUV with the seal of satisfaction by its users. This second generation of Ford EcoSport that saw the global premiere in India at 2012 Auto Expo and observes a worldwide official launch as well. The compact SUV is placed aptly between the sedan and a full sized SUV keeping in mind the urban conditions along with off­-road expertise. It features the luxury and sophistication of a complete car when you are in city and new form arrives when you take it out to countryside for adventurous journey.

Up till now, nothing has gone against the Ford EcoSport, but coming at a time it  tells a perfect story  about more of its merits along with some shortcomings. Moreover, the price plays a vital make-or-break fixation; it is a household name after its launch. In India, the Ford Ecosport has really good prospects provided the American automotive giant prices it reasonably. Lesser the price is equals to higher the chances of its being at a win-win situation in the country. As it is much-more than a modern approach of transportation.


Ford EcoSport FAQs

Q1: What is the mileage of Ford EcoSport?
Answer: The Ford EcoSport mileage is impressive as per ARAI certificates. Overall mileage from 1.0L EcoBoost petrol engine is around 15.5-18.5 kmpl. Moreover the 1.5L TDCI diesel motor delivers an approx mileage of 19.5-22.5 kmpl. Its 1.5L petrol engine model offers a mileage of   13.5 -15.5 kmpl.

Q2: Is compact SUV Ford EcoSport available in AT variant?   
Answer: Yes, the Titanium variant of the 1.5L petrol engine model is available with automatic transmission system.

Q3: What is the price of Ford EcoSport compact SUV in India?
Answer: The Ford EcoSport price is between Rs 5.59 lakh to Rs 8.99 lakh.

Q4: Are there any chances of Ford EcoSport 4X4 launch?
Answer: Of course there are. Ford Motors is expected to bring the 4x4 version of Ford EcoSport models by near future.

Q5: Launch date of Ford EcoSport in India?  
Answer: Ford EcoSport has been launched in India on 26th June, 2013.

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Ford Ecosport Petrol
Price (ex showroom)
Engine Details
Special Features
1499cc , Petrol

14.5 Kmpl (City)
16.5 Kmpl (Highway)

*Air Conditioner *Power Steering *Power Windows - Front *Dual Tone Interiors *Power Adjustable ORVMs *Turn Indicators on ORVMs
1499cc , Petrol

14.5 Kmpl (City)
16.5 Kmpl (Highway)

*Multi-function Steering Wheel *Body Colored Door Handles *Body Colored ORVMs *Rear Window Wiper *Rear Window Defogger *Anti-lock Braking System
1499cc , Petrol

14.5 Kmpl (City)
16.5 Kmpl (Highway)

*Outside Temperature Display *Alloy Wheels *Voice Control Audio System *Driver Airbag *Front Passenger Airbag *Parking Sensors
999 cc , Petrol

15.5 Kmpl (City)
18.5 Kmpl (Highway)

*1.0L EcoBoost Petrol Engine
999 cc , Petrol

15.5 Kmpl (City)
18.5 Kmpl (Highway)

*Side & Curtain Airbags *3.5" MFD screen
1499cc , Petrol

13.5 Kmpl (City)
15.5 Kmpl (Highway)

ALL ABOVE FEATURES AND *Automatic Transmission
Ford Ecosport Diesel
Price (ex showroom)
Engine Details
Special Features
1498 cc , Diesel

19.5 Kmpl (City)
22.5 Kmpl (Highway)

*Air Conditioner *Power Steering *Power Windows - Front *Dual Tone Interiors *Power Adjustable ORVMs
1498 cc , Diesel

19.5 Kmpl (City)
22.5 Kmpl (Highway)

*Multi-function Steering Wheel *Body Colored Door Handles *Body Colored ORVMs *Rear Window Defogger *Anti-lock Braking System
1498 cc , Diesel

19.5 Kmpl (City)
22.5 Kmpl (Highway)

*Outside Temperature Display *Alloy Wheels *Voice Control Audio System *Driver Airbag *Front Passenger Airbag *Parking Sensors
1498 cc , Diesel

19.5 Kmpl (City)
22.5 Kmpl (Highway)

*Side and Curtain Airbags * 3.5" MFD screen

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