Škoda Octavia

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Škoda Octavia
Skoda Octavia III TDI Front.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer Škoda Auto
Production 1959-1971
1996–present
Body and chassis
Class Compact car
Body style 4-door sedan
5-door estate
Layout Front-engine, front-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive
Platform Volkswagen Group A platform

The Škoda Octavia is a small family car produced by Czech automaker Škoda Auto since 1996. Its name is revived from an earlier Škoda model produced between 1959 and 1971. The current Octavia is available in five-door hatchback or five-door estate versions only.

There have been three generations of the 'modern' Octavia model to date. A high performance version, the RS or vRS is also available.

First generation (Typ 1U; 1996–2011)[edit]

Škoda Octavia Mk1 (1U)
Skoda Octavia.JPG
Overview
Also called Škoda Octavia Tour[nb 1]
Škoda Octavia Drive[nb 1]
Production 1996–2010 (Czech Republic)
2001–2011 (Ukraine)[1]
2002–2010 (India)
2005–2011 (Kazakhstan)
Assembly Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
Aurangabad, India (Škoda India)
Solomonovo, Ukraine[2]
Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan[3]
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door sedan
5-door estate
Platform Volkswagen Group A4 (PQ34) platform
Related Audi A3 Mk1
Audi S3 Mk1
SEAT León Mk1
SEAT Toledo Mk2
Volkswagen Golf Mk4
Volkswagen Jetta Mk4
Powertrain
Engine 1.4 L I4 (petrol)
1.4 L I4 16-valve (petrol)
1.6 L I4 (petrol)
1.8 L I4 20-valve (petrol)
1.8 L I4 20-valve turbo (petrol)
2.0 L I4 (petrol)
1.9 L I4 SDI (diesel)
1.9 L I4 TDI (diesel)
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
4-speed automatic
5-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,512 mm (98.9 in)
Length 4,511 mm (177.6 in) (1996–00)
4,507 mm (177.4 in) (2000–10, liftback)
4,513 mm (177.7 in) (2000–10, estate)
Width 1,731 mm (68.1 in)
Height 1,429 mm (56.3 in) (1996–00, liftback)
1,448 mm (57.0 in) (1996–00, estate)
1,431 mm (56.3 in) (2000–10, liftback)
1,457 mm (57.4 in) (2000–10, estate)
Škoda Octavia pre-facelift
Škoda Octavia Combi facelift

The first generation Octavia was released in November 1996 and was built at the modernized Škoda factory in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic.[2]

In the United Kingdom, sales began in 1998 and the mid-size car was an instant success with buyers who appreciated its solidity, refinement and value for money, though it could not quite match the success of established large family car favourites such as the Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall Vectra.[4] The car was widely used in the UK taxi trade, owing to the large number of private hire drivers who used the vehicle due to its low price [and advantageous leasing agreements directed at the self-employed taxi driver], space and reliability.[citation needed]

The first generation Octavia had a facelift in 2000,[5] and was still manufactured and marketed in some markets, even after the second generation was introduced in 2004. In Germany, and other parts of West Europe, as well as Asia, the first generation model was marketed as the Octavia Tour, while the newer model is marketed as the Octavia. In some markets, the first generation Octavia was still known as Octavia, and the newer model was referred to as the new Octavia, Octavia5 (Greece) or Laura (India).

The major improvements of the facelifted model are the independent rear suspension and improved interior, in terms of space, design and quality of materials.[6]

The facelifted Octavia featured a 4x4 wheel drive version both for the estate and more popular hatchback models, and used the Haldex Traction clutch, like other Volkswagen Group A platform based cars (Golf IV, Audi A3 and Seat Leon Cupra R4). It had higher ground clearance and a bigger fuel tank carrying 63-litre (17 US gal; 14 imp gal) compared to the 55-litre (15 US gal; 12 imp gal) standard front wheel drive versions. The 4x4 option was only available with the 1.8 T 150 bhp (112 kW; 152 PS) petrol engine, the 1.9 TDI 90 bhp (67 kW; 91 PS) diesel engine, or the 2.0 L petrol engine, all coupled with a 5-speed manual gearbox, and with the 1.9 TDI-PD (Pumpe-Düse) 100 bhp (75 kW; 101 PS) diesel engine which came with a 6-speed manual gearbox.[7]

The other 6-speed manual model was the 1.9 TDI-PD 131 bhp (98 kW; 133 PS), only available with front-wheel-drive.[7]

The vRS was the top-level and quickest specification and used a 1.8-litre straight-4 turbocharged engine which produced 180 bhp (134 kW; 182 PS). Škoda made a limited number of 100 WRC Replica Cars worldwide in 2002. These differ from normal vRS Octavias, as they are produced in white, have rally decals and have additional accessories as standard (such as ESP, xenon lights, heated front seats). The vRS model was also popular with the UK police, both as a traffic car and as an unmarked Q-car, due to its low cost, reliability, performance, and understated styling.[citation needed]

Engines[edit]

The engines used are the same as for many other cars in the Volkswagen Group:[7]

Name Volume Engine Output Torque Code Years
Petrol engines
1.4 8v 1,397 cc (85.3 cu in) 4 cyl OHV 60 PS (44 kW; 59 hp) at 4500 rpm 120 N·m (89 lb·ft) at 2500 rpm AMD 1999–2001
1.4 16v 1,390 cc (85 cu in) 4 cyl DOHC 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) at 5000 rpm 126 N·m (93 lb·ft) at 3800 rpm AXP/BCA 2000–2010
1.6 8v 1,598 cc (97.5 cu in) 4 cyl SOHC 75 PS (55 kW; 74 hp) at 4800 rpm 135 N·m (100 lb·ft) at 2800–3600 rpm AEE 1996–2000
1.6 8v 1,595 cc (97.3 cu in) 4 cyl SOHC 100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp) at 5600 rpm 145 N·m (107 lb·ft) at 3800 rpm AEH/AKL 1998–2000 (for South America to 2010)
1.6 8v 1,595 cc (97.3 cu in) 4 cyl SOHC 102 PS (75 kW; 101 hp) at 5600 rpm 148 N·m (109 lb·ft) at 3800 rpm AVU/BFQ 2000–2010
1.8 20v 1,781 cc (108.7 cu in) 4 cyl DOHC 125 PS (92 kW; 123 hp) at 6000 rpm 170 N·m (130 lb·ft) at 4200 rpm AGN 1996–1999
1.8 20vT 1,781 cc (108.7 cu in) 4 cyl DOHC 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) at 5700 rpm 210 N·m (150 lb·ft) at 1750–4600 rpm AGU/ARZ/ARX/AUM 1998–2006 (for Eastern Europe to 2010)
1.8 20vT vRS 1,781 cc (108.7 cu in) 4 cyl DOHC 180 PS (132 kW; 178 hp) at 5500 rpm 235 N·m (173 lb·ft) at 1950–5000 rpm AUQ 2001–2006
2.0 8v 1,984 cc (121.1 cu in) 4 cyl SOHC 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) at 5200 rpm 170 N·m (130 lb·ft) at 2400 rpm APK/AQY 1999–2001
2.0 8v 1,984 cc (121.1 cu in) 4 cyl SOHC 115 PS (85 kW; 113 hp) at 5400 rpm 172 N·m (127 lb·ft) at 3200 rpm AZJ/AZH 2001–2007
Diesel engines
1.9 8v SDI 1,896 cc (115.7 cu in) 4 cyl SOHC 68 PS (50 kW; 67 hp) at 4200 rpm 133 N·m (98 lb·ft) at 2200–2600 rpm AGP/AQM 1999–2004
1.9 8v TDI 1,896 cc (115.7 cu in) 4 cyl SOHC 90 PS (66 kW; 89 hp) at 4000 rpm 210 N·m (150 lb·ft) at 1900 rpm AGR/ALH 1996–2007
1.9 8v TDI 1,896 cc (115.7 cu in) 4 cyl SOHC PD 100 PS (74 kW; 99 hp) at 4000 rpm 240 N·m (180 lb·ft) at 1800–2400 rpm ATD/AXR 2000–2010
1.9 8v TDI 1,896 cc (115.7 cu in) 4 cyl SOHC 110 PS (81 kW; 108 hp) at 4150 rpm 235 N·m (173 lb·ft) at 1900 rpm AHF/ASV 1997–2006
1.9 8v TDI 1,896 cc (115.7 cu in) 4 cyl SOHC PD 130 PS (96 kW; 128 hp) at 4000 rpm 310 N·m (230 lb·ft) at 1900 rpm ASZ 2003–2004

Second generation (Typ 1Z; 2004–2013)[edit]

Škoda Octavia Mk2 (1Z)
Skoda Octavia II silver vr.jpg
Overview
Also called Škoda Octavia II
Škoda Octavia5
Škoda Octavia A5
Škoda Laura (India)
Škoda Octavia Tour (pre-facelift version, 2010-12)
Škoda Octavia Mingrui (China, since facelift in 2010)
Production March 2004–March 2013
Model years 2005–2013
Assembly Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
Vrchlabi, Czech Republic
Kaluga, Russia
Bratislava, Slovakia
Anting, China (SWV)
Solomonovo, Ukraine
Aurangabad, India (Škoda India)
Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan[3]
Luanda, Angola (Ancar)
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door sedan
5-door estate
Platform Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35) platform
Related Audi A3 Mk2
SEAT León Mk2
SEAT Toledo Mk3
SEAT Altea
Volkswagen Golf Mk5
Volkswagen Jetta Mk5
Powertrain
Engine 1.2 L I4 TSI (petrol)
1.3 L I4 (petrol)
1.4 L I4 16-valve (petrol)
1.4 L I4 TSI (petrol)
1.6 L I4 (petrol)
1.6 L I4 16-valve(petrol)
1.6 L I4 FSI (petrol)
1.8 L I4 TSI (petrol)
2.0 L I4 TSI (petrol)
2.0 L I4 TFSI (petrol)
1.6 L I4 TDI CR (diesel)
1.9 L I4 TDI PD (diesel)
2.0 L I4 TDI CR (diesel)
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
6-speed semi-automatic (DSG)
7-speed semi-automatic (DSG)
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,578 mm (101.5 in)
Length 4,569 mm (179.9 in)
Width 1,769 mm (69.6 in)
Height 1,468 mm (57.8 in) (hatchback)
1,490 mm (58.7 in) (estate)
Facelifted Škoda Octavia vRS Estate

The second generation Octavia was introduced in March 2004, based on the Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35) platform also used by other Volkswagen Group cars, such as the Audi A3 Mk2, Volkswagen Golf Mk5, Volkswagen Jetta Mk5, SEAT León Mk2, etc. Responsible for the design were Thomas Ingenlath and Peter Wouda. Along with a new internal combustion engine range, also shared with other models of the Volkswagen Group, body changes included more legroom for rear seat passengers (a weak point in the original model) and increased ground clearance at front and rear to reduce the risk of grounding on steep ramps or facing kerbs.

In addition to the Czech factories in Mladá Boleslav and Vrchlabi, from 2008 the Octavia has also been produced at a factory in Bratislava, Slovakia,[8] and in Shanghai, China, under the joint venture of Shanghai Volkswagen.[9]

In India, the second-generation Octavia was marketed as the Laura to distinguish it from the first generation.[10] The car was marketed in a higher segment,[ambiguous] and was sold alongside the previous generation Octavia. However the first generation ended production in India in 2010,[11] and as of 2012 the Laura's price was reduced and was competing in its predecessor's segment.

There are two four-wheel-drive versions of the Octavia: the 4x4 and the Scout, both featuring a Haldex Traction four-wheel-drive system, based on a computer-controlled clutch centre coupling. The two models both have higher ground clearance than the standard Octavia, increased by 24 mm (0.9 in) for the 4x4 and by 40 mm (1.6 in) for the Scout. The Scout, announced in 2006,[12] is only available with the estate body style, and has several crossover style exterior modifications, such as larger bumpers.

In August 2011, a special Škoda Octavia vRS hit the world record on the American Bonneville Speedway and became the fastest car in the world with an up to 2-litre engine, when it hit 365.43 km/h (227 mph).[13]

Engines[edit]

There are several internal combustion engine options available.[14] All engines are inline-four cylinder designs, water-cooled and utilise multi-point fuel injection. All diesel engines are Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) engines.

Engine Displacement, valvetrain,
fuel system
Max. motive power
at rpm
Max. torque
at rpm
Code Years
Petrol engines
1.2 TSI 1197 cc 8v OHC
Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection
105 PS (77 kW; 104 bhp)
at 5,000
175 N·m (129 lbf·ft)
at 1,550–4,100
CBZB 2010–
present
1.3 MPI (1) 1289 cc 8v OHV 68 PS (50 kW; 67 bhp)
1.4 MPI 1390 cc 16v DOHC 75 PS (55 kW; 74 bhp)
at 5,000
126 N·m (93 lbf·ft)
at 3,800
BCA 2004–
2006
1.4 MPI 1390 cc 16v DOHC 80 PS (59 kW; 79 bhp)
at 5,000
132 N·m (97 lbf·ft)
at 3,800
BUD,
CGGA
2006–2010
2010–present
1.4 TSI 1390 cc 16v DOHC
Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection
122 PS (90 kW; 120 bhp)
at 5,000
200 N·m (148 lbf·ft)
at 1,500–4,000
CAXA 2008–
present
1.4 TSI 1390 cc 16v DOHC
Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection
130 PS (96 kW; 128 bhp)
at 5,000
220 N·m (162 lbf·ft)
at 1,750–3,500
CAXA 2010–
present (only for China)
1.6 MPI 1595 cc 8v SOHC
102 PS (75 kW; 101 bhp)
at 5,600
148 N·m (109 lbf·ft)
at 3,800
BGU, BSE,
BSF, CCSA
2004–
present
1.6 8V 1595 cc 16V SOHC
105 PS (77 kW; 104 bhp)
at 5,000
153 N·m (113 lbf·ft)
at 3,800
BGU, BSE,
BSF, CCSA
8.2007–
present (only for China)
1.6 FSI 1598 cc 16v DOHC
Fuel Stratified Injection
115 PS (85 kW; 113 bhp)
at 6,000
155 N·m (114 lbf·ft)
at 4,000
BLF 2004–
2008
1.8 TSI (2) 1798 cc 16v DOHC
Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection
160 PS (118 kW; 158 bhp)
at 5,000–6,200
250 N·m (184 lbf·ft)
at 1,500–4,200
BZB 2007–
present (for China 2006–present)
2.0 MPI 1984 cc 16v DOHC 120 PS (88 kW; 118 bhp)
at 5,000
180 N·m (133 lbf·ft)
at 3,750
BLR, BLX,
BVX, BVY
200?–
present (only for China)
2.0 FSI 1984 cc 16v DOHC
Fuel Stratified Injection
150 PS (110 kW; 148 bhp)
at 6,000
200 N·m (148 lbf·ft)
at 3,500
BLR, BLX,
BVX, BVY
2004–
2008
2.0 TFSI vRS 1984 cc 16v DOHC
Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection
200 PS (147 kW; 197 bhp)
at 5,100–6,000
280 N·m (207 lbf·ft)
at 1,800–5,000
BWA 10.2005–
10.2008
2.0 TSI vRS 1984 cc 16v DOHC
Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection
200 PS (147 kW; 197 bhp)
at 5,100–6,000
280 N·m (207 lbf·ft)
at 1,700–5,000
CCZA 11.2008–
present
Diesel engines
1.6 TDI DPF 1598 cc 16v DOHC
common rail (CR)
105 PS (77 kW; 104 bhp)
at 4,400
250 N·m (184 lbf·ft)
at 1,500–2,500
CAYC 2009–
present
1.9 TDI (3) 1896 cc 8v SOHC
PD (Pumpe Düse - Unit Injector)
105 PS (77 kW; 104 bhp)
at 4,000
250 N·m (184 lbf·ft)
at 1,900
BJB, BKC,
BXE, BLS
2004–
2010
2.0 TDI DPF 1968 cc 8v SOHC
PD (Pumpe Düse - Unit Injector)
140 PS (103 kW; 138 bhp)
at 4,000
320 N·m (236 lbf·ft)
at 1,750
BMM 2007–
present
2.0 TDI (4) 1968 cc 16v DOHC
PD (Pumpe Düse - Unit Injector)
136 PS (100 kW; 134 bhp)
at 4,000
320 N·m (236 lbf·ft)
at 1,750
AZV 2004–
2008
2.0 TDI (4) 1968 cc 16v DOHC
PD (Pumpe Düse - Unit Injector)
140 PS (103 kW; 138 bhp)
at 4,000
320 N·m (236 lbf·ft)
at 1,750
BKD 2004–
2008
2.0 TDI DPF 1968 cc 16v DOHC
common rail (CR)
140 PS (103 kW; 138 bhp)
at 4,000
320 N·m (236 lbf·ft)
at 1,750–2,500
CBAA, CBAB,
CBDB, CFHC
2010–
present
2.0 TDI DPF vRS 1968 cc 16v DOHC
PD (Pumpe Düse - Unit Injector)
170 PS (125 kW; 168 bhp)
at 4,200
350 N·m (258 lbf·ft)
at 1,750
BMN 2006–
2008
2.0 TDI DPF vRS 1968 cc 16v DOHC
common rail (CR)
170 PS (125 kW; 168 bhp)
at 4,200
350 N·m (258 lbf·ft)
at 1,750–2,500
CEGA 2008–
present

Notes:

  1. Designed specially for Lithuania police department. From outside it appears like 2.0 FSI with minor differences
  2. Badged 1.8 TFSI in some countries
  3. Diesel particulate filter available as option
  4. Diesel particulate filter not available

Trim levels[edit]

In the UK, the Octavia is available in the following trim levels: Classic (now called S), Ambiente (now called SE), 4x4 (estate only), Elegance, Laurin & Klement, Scout 4x4 (estate only), and vRS. All models come with four airbags, electric front windows, air conditioning, central locking and anti-lock braking system. On some markets, including British[15] and Czech,[16] a version aimed to lower fuel consumption called Greenline is also available. As of September 2011, trim levels have been renamed to Active (Classic) and Ambition (Ambiente).

Facelift[edit]

A facelifted version was launched in 2009, after being formally unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.[17]

The modifications of the facelifted version include aesthetic exterior changes, mechanical changes and interior features.[18] Externally, the designs of the headlights and bumpers were revised. There were some changes to the range of available engines and manual and automatic gearboxes, with the 1.4 TSI and 1.8 TSI engines and the 7-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG) transmission available for the first time. Inside the car, the stereo and steering wheels were revised, along with some of the interior trim.

Third generation (Typ 5E; 2013–)[edit]

Škoda Octavia Mk3 (5E)
Skoda Octavia 1.8 TSI Green tec Elegance (III) – Frontansicht, 14. April 2013, Düsseldorf.jpg
Overview
Production December 2012–present
Model years 2013-present
Assembly Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia (GAZ)
Aurangabad, India[19]
Body and chassis
Body style 4-door sedan
5-door estate
Platform Volkswagen Group MQB platform
Related Audi A3 Mk3
SEAT León Mk3
Volkswagen Golf Mk7
Powertrain
Engine 1.2 L I4 TSI (petrol)
1.4 L I4 TSI (petrol)
1.6 L I4 MPI (petrol) (for Russia)[20]
1.8 L I4 TSI (petrol)
2.0 L I4 TSI (petrol)
1.6 L I4 TDI CR (diesel)
2.0 L I4 TDI CR (diesel)
Transmission 5-speed manual
6-speed manual
6-speed automatic
7-speed automatic
Dimensions
Wheelbase 2,686 mm (105.7 in)
Length 4,659 mm (183.4 in)
Width 1,814 mm (71.4 in)
Height 1,462 mm (57.6 in)
Kerb weight 1,225–1,350 kg (2,701–2,976 lb)
Skoda Octavia Mk3 - Rear view

The third generation Octavia was revealed on 11 December 2012, at the Škoda museum in Mladá Boleslav.[21][22] It was designed by Jozef Kabaň.

The new model is 9 cm (4 in) longer and 4.5 cm (2 in) wider than the second generation and the wheelbase lengthened by 8.9 cm (3.5 in). It is also up to 102 kilograms lighter than the previous model. At the interior, an 8-inch touch-screen display, also used in the Volkswagen Golf, is available, as well as an electric panoramic roof. The luggage compartment volume is a class leading 590 litres (21 cu ft), slightly more than the 565 litres (20.0 cu ft) of the larger Volkswagen Passat.[23] Octavia customers wishing to carry more can opt, from May 2013, for the Kombi (estate) version with its 610 litres (22 cu ft) luggage capacity.[24]

New safety features on upmarket versions include forward collision warning, driver fatigue detection system, driver knee airbag, rear side airbags and active bonnet. Other assistance systems that will be available are lane-keeping assistant, adaptive cruise control, parking assistant or traffic sign recognition system.[23]

Engine outputs are offered of 86–179 PS (63–132 kW) on petrol/gasoline fueled cars and 90–150 PS (66–110 kW) for the diesel engines. A GreenLine version, producing only 85 grams of CO
2
per km, will also be offered. All-wheel drive transmission will become available as an option at a later date for the RS and Combi versions.[23]

Previously, photos of the car covered in light camouflage were released to the media in late October 2012,[25] after other pre-production cars had already been spotted on several occasions during the same month.[26][27][28]

It was once again spotted, this time without camouflage, on 18 November 2012, in Santiago, Chile, in both hatchback and estate body styles, during the filming of a TV advertisement.[29]

The new Octavia RS, available in both the hatchback and estate body styles, was launched at the Speed Festival in Goodwood. It features the 2.0 TSI engine from the newly launched Golf 7 GTI and the 2.0 TDI engine from the Golf 7 GTD.

The car began to appear in showrooms in key European markets in February 2013. In the second half of the previous month, a brief road test published in Auto, Motor und Sport compared the car favourably with similarly priced but less spacious models from Ford, Opel and Hyundai.[24]

India (2013-present)[edit]

Skoda launched the third generation Octavia in India on 3 October 2013. The new C Segment sedan was revealed on 9 August 2013 and has replaced the second generation car (branded in India as the Škoda Laura). The new Octavia is assembled at the Skoda India plant in Aurangabad, taking the CKD route with some amount of localization.[30] Skoda Octavia was launched in India at a price of Rs 13.95 lakh (ex-showroom price)[31] The new Octavia has been launched in both petrol and diesel engines in India. Škoda is also planning to launch a CNG version of the Octavia at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, which will be powered by a Euro 6 compatible 1.4-lt G-TEC turbo petrol engine.

Octavia Scout[edit]

In early 2014, Skoda revealed the Scout, which aimed to compete with rivals such as the Audi A4 Allroad and Volkswagen Passat B6 Alltrack. It has raised suspension, plastic cladding and four-wheel-drive.

Comparisons[edit]

The German automobile TV show Auto, Motor und Sport compared the Škoda Octavia with its cousin, the Volkswagen Golf Mk5, and concluded that the Škoda Octavia was slightly better than the Volkswagen Golf owing to a little more interior space and other specific ergonomics, better build quality, better driveability, and a lower price.

In their 2006 survey, the British automobile magazine Top Gear placed the first-generation Octavia into third place, and described it as a "masterpiece of dependability". The second generation was too new to be included in the survey.

The British automobile magazine Auto Express awarded to the second-generation Octavia the gold medal in their prestigious Driver Power top 100, stating that it is "the UK’s most satisfying car to own in 2007" and that it "has bettered every other car on sale in the UK".

Motorsport[edit]

The Škoda Octavia has been used in the European Touring Car Championship, the World Rally Championship and the FIA 2-Litre World Rally Cup.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b In markets where the Mk2 models was introduced in 2004.

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