Why is Mazda SkyActiv Technology?

By jlambert | Posted in Mazda SkyActiv on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at 11:22 PM

What is Mazda SkyActiv® Technology?

SkyActiv® is a new, more efficient way of building engines, transmissions, brake systems and vehicle bodies to improve fuel consumption and performance. Innovations in this technology have inspired Mazda to redesign their cars and SUVs to dramatically increase fuel efficiency and deliver enhanced performance to New Hampshire drivers, whether you’re cruising on coastal highways or taking the family off-road for a camping trip.

Which Mazda Models have SkyActiv®Technology?

Mazda’s latest vehicles feature SkyActiv® technology, meaning you’re guaranteed power and efficiency in New Hampshire with nearly every new vehicle on our lot, including:

  • Mazda CX-9: The three row Mazda CX-9 comes with a SkyActiv®-G 2.5L engine with Dynamic Pressure Turbo, rated at 250 horsepower. This allows you to transport the whole family and all of your gear with ease.
  • Mazda CX-5: The Mazda CX-5 lets you pick between the SkyActiv®-G 2.0L and 2.5L 4-cylinder machines. It also boasts Mazda’s newest technology, SkyActiv®-VEHICLE DYNAMICS with G-Vectoring Control, for more precise handling.
  • Mazda CX-3: This subcompact crossover delivers 146 horsepower via the SkyActiv®-G 2.0L 4-cylinder. SkyActiv® technology keeps things balanced between tight handling and a smooth ride every time you hit the road.
  • Mazda3: The Mazda3 comes in both sedan and hatchback formats, which offer a choice between the SkyActiv®-G 2.0L and 2.5L 4-cylinder engines. Each model promises similar handling and up to an EPA-estimated 36 mpg highway.
  • And more! Mazda continues to add cutting edge technology to their lineup of capable cars and SUVs. Wondering if a new model on the lot has SkyActiv® technology? Give us a call to find out.

Are SkyActiv® Engines Efficient?

Yes! Mazda has been working hard to improve traditional gasoline and diesel engines.

The first idea was to take the traditionally aspirated gasoline combustion engine to a new level of performance and efficiency with the SkyActiv®-G series. Offered in the form of 2.0L and 2.5L four-cylinder engines, SkyActiv®-G compresses the engine’s air-fuel mixture through the cylinders in a more efficient manner—at a rate of 14.0:1, to be exact—in order to get more energy out of less fuel. The result is around a 15% increase in efficiency. You can currently find SkyActiv®-G engines on a variety of new Mazda cars, including the 2019 Mazda3 and Mazda6.

Mazda also wants to be a leader in diesel technology. For a long time, the diesel engine was synonymous with pollution due to the level of toxic exhaust usually created from these engines. Mazda’s SkyActiv®-D engine provides cleaner exhaust while focusing in on the best performance elements of the diesel engines. Once again, this all has to do with developing an engine that has a low compression ratio. This engine technology will be available on the Mazda CX-5 diesel SUV.

Where Can I Learn More About Mazda SkyActiv® Tech? 

Right here at Seacoast Mazda! We are happy to carry many of the latest Mazda models featuring SkyActiv® technology. Talk to a member of our Mazda sales team to get even more details about these great new vehicles. For more information, get in touch with us at (603) 436-6811 or fill out a form today! 

If you’re interested in trying out one of these precisely engineered cars, stop on by our dealership in Portsmouth, NH today. See for yourself why our customers are continually impressed by the ways Mazda is improving automotive technology.

Mazda3 Sedan vs. Hatch

By jlambert | Posted in Mazda 3 Hatchback, Mazda 3 Sedan on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at 11:13 PM

What Are the Differences between the 2019 Mazda3 Sedan and Mazda3 Hatchback?

Are you looking to compare the 2019 Mazda3 sedan to the hatchback? Read on to see the similarities and differences between these two great Mazda cars. We know drivers from New Hampshire are savvy about the new cars they buy. In fact, we have had plenty of customers, from Dover to Hampton, stop by to ask us about the new Mazda lineup. We’re excited to answer even more questions about these new Mazda cars for sale at our dealership.

If you’re ready for a test drive, stop by our Mazda dealership in Portsmouth, NH to test drive the new 2019 Mazda3 and check out its luxurious interior in person. Our friendly sales team can step you through all the differences between these models to help you find out which is right for you.

More About the Stylish 2019 Mazda3 Sedan

Are you looking for a sleek, modern car that delivers power, modern technology, and reliability all in one package? Then we believe the new 2019 Mazda3 sedan is right for you. Thanks to a powerful 2.5-liter SKYACTIV®-G engine that puts out up to 186 horsepower, reaching your destination will be easy: no matter where you’re headed in New Hampshire, Maine, or beyond. You can even upgrade to a new i-ACTIV AWD® model for greater control on those coastal Portsmouth roads. We also know the 13.2 cubic feet of trunk space will help you handle day to day errands with ease. And because the new sedan offers up to 36 highway miles per gallon, you can relax in that comfortable synthetic or genuine leather upholstery interior for miles on end. 

Regardless of the new Mazda3 trim level you opt for, you and your passengers can take advantage of the standard MAZDA CONNECT™ infotainment system that helps trips go by in a breeze. Looking to drive with complete peace of mind? This new sedan also offers an extensive suite of standard and optional Mazda3 safety features, such as a Lane Departure Warning System and Lane Keep Assist.  

Read about the Sporty 2019 Mazda3 Hatchback

Are you wanting to take advantage of the same inspiring Mazda3 performance features but looking for additional cargo space to complete your adventures? Look no further than the 2019 Mazda3 hatchback, offering up to 20.1 cubic feet of total cargo volume. This car is a perfect fit for the family who needs room for extra gear when they head out for a camping trip near Great Bay. And because the new hatchback offers up to 35 highway mpg, you can enjoy your vacation without worrying about when you need to fill up. 

Curious about what this new hatchback has to offer for interior features and technology? You and your passengers can enjoy the luxury of available leather seats in a number of bold styles. The standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ interfaces allows the entire crew to queue up the perfect playlist for every road trip. See why so many of our customers drive the Mazda3 hatchback on their adventures around Rockingham county. With supreme handling and an advanced suite of i-ACTIVSENSE® safety technologies coming standard on all models, you can drive with confidence. 

Which Mazda3 is Right For You?

Luckily, both models come with a variety of great features and options, depending on whether you choose the Select, Preferred, or Premium trim level, including:

  • 2.5-liter 4-cylinder SKYACTIV®-G engine with 186 horsepower
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Driver Attention Alert
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Bose® premium audio with 12 speakers
  • Power Sliding-Glass Moonroof

We’ve found customers choose between the sedan and hatchback for a variety of reasons. Some prefer the smooth handling and sleek interior of the sedan. Others want the sporty handling and additional cargo space offered with the hatchback. What do we recommend? Getting behind the wheel of both vehicles so you know for certain which is the next car you want to be driving home from Seacoast Mazda.

The New Mazda CX-30

By jlambert | Posted in Mazda CX-30 on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 at 11:25 PM
2020 mazda cx-30

Nope, we don’t mean the Mazda CX-3. You read that right. Mazda is coming out with a CX-30 for the 2020 model year. The all-new crossover marks a break from Mazda’s naming conventions, but it features many of the same quality signatures for which Mazda is known, including its styling, fine-tuned engine, and great tech features.

Here’s what we know so far about the all-new Mazda CX-30:

Inspiration and Design

When you look at photos of the new Mazda CX-30, you may feel the pangs of familiarity. That’s because the new CX-30 was inspired by its siblings the Mazda 3 and the Mazda CX-3. The SkyActiv architecture that was unveiled with the 2019 Mazda 3 underpins the styling of the 2020 Mazda CX-30. You’ll notice many of the same details, such as the geometrical, mesh grille and the streaking headlights. But the CX-30 has a character all its own, and you’ll see subtle styling differences that will make it stand out.

Mazda calls the design philosophy on the CX-30 “charge and release” – envisioning the SUV as a single stroke of ink that starts at the front and flows toward the rear. The energy is meant to transfer to the driver, creating excitement about the ride ahead.


Nothing has been confirmed about the CX-30’s engine, but industry insiders expect it to have a powertrain similar to what’s offered on the Mazda 3. The CX-30 is expected to have a 2.5-liter Inline 4 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission, providing plenty of pep and easy handling. Front-wheel drive is expected to be standard, with four-wheel drive as an option. With the way mechanics have been advancing, we wouldn’t be surprised to see another engine option or two with some exciting offerings.


Expect to see a lot of the same great features for which Mazda has been known, plus a few extras. The CX-30 is expected to come with a quality, eight-speaker audio system, and it will have the option for a 12-speaker system. However, not all of the technology will be electrical. Some of the advanced design tech used on the car will make the cabin much quieter, which will create a more comfortable ride.


The new Mazda CX-30 will come with the i-Activesense suite of safety features. These include automatic high beams, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and automatic emergency braking for pedestrians. With the way Mazda outfits its vehicles, we expect that many more features will be included and available as options. Crash test data and ratings haven’t been released yet, but we expect them to be available as the release date nears.

Buying the 2020 Mazda CX-30

Typically, 2020 models go on sale late in 2019. However, the new Mazda CX-30 isn’t expected to hit dealerships until some time in 2020. Visit Seacoast Mazda to learn more about the CX-30 as details become available. You can also put in a request to be one of the first to test drive and buy the new CX-30 as soon as it hits the lot.

Leasing a Mazda CX-3 in Portsmouth, NH

By jlambert | Posted in Mazda CX-3 on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 at 11:15 PM
2019 Mazda CX-3

The Mazda CX-3 is one of the best subcompact SUVs on the market today. It’s a stylish SUV that’s big enough for the whole family, and it comes at an affordable price for many budgets. Seacoast Mazda has a variety of new and used Mazda CX-3 models, giving you plenty of options to get the right configuration at the right price.

You’ll be sure to find a Mazda CX-3 that fits your budget on our lot, but you may not be ready to buy outright. You might enjoy having a new vehicle every few years, or you might want to save even more money with a different deal. Leasing might be the right option for you.

Why Choose the Mazda CX-3

The Mazda CX-3 is known for its stylish exterior and upscale-looking interior. No matter what year you choose, you’ll enjoy a great looking vehicle that handles like a dream and that gives you sporty performance.

Some of the things for which the Mazda CX-3 is known include:

  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Comfortable seating for all passengers
  • Advanced safety features
  • The latest convenience features
  • A great sound system

You can’t go wrong when you shop for a Mazda CX-3, whether you are thinking about financing or leasing. Each model year has its own features to recommend it, but the current model year will have the most advanced features and technology, as well as the most current styling.

Why Lease a Mazda CX-3

Leasing has many advantages over traditional auto financing. When you lease a Mazda CX-3 instead of purchasing one, you can often save a lot of money. Not only can you reduce your monthly payment, but you can reduce the amount you pay for the vehicle overall. The more money you put down for the lease, the lower your monthly payment can be.

Choosing to lease is a great idea when you want to own a new vehicle every few years. You get to enjoy the latest model without becoming committed to a long-term loan. That means that you can lease a new Mazda CX-3 every time big changes are introduced to the model. You get to enjoy all the best that the CX-3 has to offer without paying too much.

Lease deals change frequently, allowing you flexibility in what you pay and what kind of perks you can enjoy. To find out about the latest offers at Seacoast Mazda, just visit our lease page. One of our leasing specialists can talk you through our offers and help you find the one that’s best for you. While you’re here, you can test drive the new Mazda CX-3 to discover what makes it one of the top SUVs in the country and keeps buyers coming back time and again. Leasing may help you to afford a higher trim level with more of the bells and whistles that you might not be able to afford with a traditional loan. Visit us today to learn more.

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Driving a CX-5 in NH

By jlambert | Posted in Mazda CX-5 on Friday, June 21st, 2019 at 11:08 AM
2019 Mazda CX-5

New Hampshire is a great state for many reasons, but one of the major ones is the unique and beautiful terrain. In New Hampshire you can find cities, mountains, beaches, and more, and your Mazda CX-5 can help you navigate it all. Learn more about why the CX-5 is perfect for driving in New Hampshire below.

Exterior Style and Features

The exterior of the Mazda CX-5 offers you style and elegance that is eye-catching. Mazda uses a Soul of Motion design that makes the vehicle look like its moving even when its standing still. This Soul of Motion also gives a nod to the motion we experience in our everyday lives. The exterior of the CX-5 was designed with Skyactiv Technology and ultra-high tensile steel to make this vehicle light but strong. This all gives you a superior driving and riding experience as well as the ability to take on any adventure.

You can also add exterior accessories to your Mazda CX-5. One accessory that is popular in New Hampshire is our roof rack. You can get a roof rack specifically for bikes or kayaks. You can also get a roof rack to carry your skis for your adventures in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. There are lots of great features for your active lifestyle.

Performance and Safety

You get a great performance in the Mazda CX-5 that is great for your daily commute or driving around to experience the beautiful terrain in New Hampshire. This vehicle offers you three different engine options, so you can pick the one that is best for you.

  • 2.5-Liter Four-Cylinder – The base engine for the CX-5 is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 187-horsepower. This is a good amount of power, and you can get 25 city and 31 highway miles per gallon with this engine.
  • Turbocharged 2.5-liter Four-Cylinder – Next up, is a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder. This engine can bring your horsepower up to 250. In the turbocharged engine, the fuel economy goes down slightly to 23 city and 28 highway miles per gallon.
  • 2.2-Liter Turbo Diesel – Your final engine is a 168-horsepower turbo diesel option. This engine gives you the best overall fuel efficiency with 27 city miles per gallon and 30 highway miles per gallon.

As you can see, the Mazda CX-5 is a capable vehicle when it comes to engine performance. This vehicle also offers you good fuel efficiency in case you are taking a road trip across New Hampshire. You even have a 2,000-pound towing capacity in the CX-5, which is perfect for hauling kayaks, canoes, and outdoor equipment to the Lakes Region of New Hampshire for some summer fun.

Another part of the excellent performance of the Mazda CX-5 is some of the great safety features this vehicle offers you. You can get advanced safety technologies like Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitoring, Radar Cruise Control, and Smart City Brake Support with Pedestrian Detection. These features can help keep you safer on city roads and New Hampshire highways.

Interior Features and Technology

On the inside of the Mazda CX-5, you will find seating for five, so you can take on your next adventure with friends and family by your side. This SUV has cloth upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel standard, but you can upgrade for features like heated seats, ventilated front seats, leather-trimmed seats, and a heated steering wheel. The heated seats and heated steering wheel are great upgrade options for those cold New Hampshire winters.

When it comes to technology, the CX-5 features an infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a 360-degree camera, USB ports, a Bose premium audio system, and more. This technology can help keep you entertained and connected no matter where you are going.

As you can see, the Mazda CX-5 has a lot to offer, but most importantly, this vehicle helps you live your New Hampshire lifestyle. With this vehicle, you have the ability to take road trips, pack camping materials, carry kayaks and bikes, and so much more. Come down to Seacoast Mazda to take a test drive of this vehicle today.

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MX-5 Miata RF Snapshot

By jlambert | Posted in Mazda MX-5 Miata RF on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 at 10:57 PM
2019 Mazda Miata RF

The MX-5 Miata has been around for 30 years. This vehicle first debuted in the 1989 Chicago Auto Show. Since then, it has received updates and upgrades, but it has also stayed true to its roots. The Miata is a lightweight roadster that offers you superb style and handling. This vehicle is fun to look at and even more fun to drive. Learn more about it below.


The MX-5 Miata has a stylish and timeless look that was inspired by roadsters from the 1960s. This vehicle has smooth body lines and an eye-catching look. With signature round taillights that hint at its heritage, this vehicle is a throwback and a beautiful new design all in one. This vehicle also has features like LED daytime running lights that function well but provide a beautiful form that goes with the athletic Miata. The RF model features a power-retractable hardtop so that you can put the roof down and go for a cruise. The MX-5 Miata was built to show style, grace, and power, and it does just that.


Under the hood of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine is an upgrade from the previous 155-horsepower engine because the new 2.0-liter engine produces 181-horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. The MX-5 Miata has a good amount of power, but what really sets this vehicle apart is its incredible handling. The MX-5 Miata gives you a nearly perfect 50/50 front-to-rear weight distribution to give you optimal handling and performance. This vehicle is very fun to drive because it responds to every touch of the wheel.

You can also get some great additional performance features like a sport-tuned suspension, a limited-slip differential, Brembo brakes, and Bilstein shock absorbers.

This vehicle is also one of the most fuel efficiency sports cars with 26 city and 34 highway miles to the gallon with the manual transmission. With the automatic transmission, the numbers are slightly better.

Interior and Technology

On the inside of the MX-5 Miata, you can find Nappa leather upholstery or Recaro sport seats with the option of heated seats. This sports car has seating for just two people, but the seating is comfortable and the visibility is great.

The Miata also offers you a lot of great technology like the Mazda Connect infotainment system, a 7-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker audio system, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, and two USB ports. You can also upgrade for additional features like a premium Bose audio system, a navigation system, and driver assistance features like automatic emergency braking and blind spot monitoring.

The MX-5 Miata is one of the best sports cars out there because it has the whole package. This vehicle offers you a powerful performance, but also a nimble one. You get great technology features, and you get to be comfortable in the cabin. The Mazda MX-5 Miata sets itself apart from other sports car competition. If you think you can handle it, come in for a test drive today.

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Mazda MX-5 Miata

By jlambert | Posted in Mazda MX-5 Miata on Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 at 11:28 AM

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Mazda MX-5 Miata

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Mazda MX-5 Miata. This vehicle made its global debut at the Chicago Auto Show in 1989. The Mazda Miata is one vehicle that has a lot to offer you. You can learn more about the history, performance, style, and features in the Mazda Miata below.

When the Mazda Miata first came on the scene, it was very different from other Mazda vehicles. This vehicle was a rear-wheel-drive roadster that was affordable and fun to drive. The original Miata was powered by a 116-horsepower, 1.6-liter engine paired with a five-speed manual transmission. Over its 30 years, the Mazda MX-5 Miata has seen four different generations, but it has also remained true to its original style and aesthetic.

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of this vehicle, Mazda has created a special 30th anniversary edition of this vehicle. This anniversary edition features a bold new color: Racing Orange. It will also have special wheels, badging, and other great features.

However, if you are looking to get a normal version of the 2019 Mazda Miata, you can still find a fun performance and some incredible features.

Under the hood of the 2019 Mazda Miata is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that comes standard with a six-speed manual transmission, but you can get a six-speed automatic transmission if you would like. This engine gives you 181-horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. It is also one of the more fuel-efficient sports cars with its 26 city and 34 highway miles per gallon. As for handling, the Miata is extremely agile and it has excellent balance, which makes it extremely fun to drive. You can also find available performance features like Brembo brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, Bilstein shock absorbers, and more.

On the inside of the MX-5 Miata, you can find seating options like leather upholstery, Nappa leather upholstery, Recaro sport seats, and heated seats. You also get technology features like the Mazda Connect infotainment system, a 7-inch touchscreen, two USB ports, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, and more. You can also get safety technology in the Miata, which includes features like blind spot monitoring, rain-sensing windshield wipers, traffic sign recognition, rear cross traffic alert, and automatic emergency braking.

Over its 30-year history, the Mazda Miata has advanced in performance, technology, and style, but it has also remained true to its roots and the brand. This vehicle still remains true to its original version, and it will still make you the envy of sports car enthusiasts everywhere.

Take a moment to picture yourself in the driver’s seat of the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata. You will have the history and legacy of this vehicle along with new power, capability, and technology at your fingertips. This summer could be a great time to drive around with the top down in your new 2019 Mazda Miata. Come down to Seacoast Mazda to take a test drive of this vehicle for yourself. It might be time for you to upgrade to the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata.

2019 Mazda 3 Colors and Interiors Recap

By jlambert | Posted in Mazda3 on Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 at 11:25 AM

2019 Mazda 3 Colors and Interiors Recap

2019 Mazda3 Colors and Interiors Recap

The 2019 Mazda3 hatchback and sedan have been catching the eyes of many. These vehicles are able to offer you an incredible design and a near-luxury car experience with an entirely affordable price tag. The popularity of the 2019 Mazda3 has been immense. Learn more about why this vehicle has been popular and how you can find the perfect Mazda3 design for you below.

Mazda3 Style Philosophy

When artisans and craftsman were designing the 2019 Mazda3, they had a few different philosophies in mind. The first is the KODO: Soul of Motion philosophy. This philosophy of design tries to embody motion at a standstill because motion is beauty and motion is life. The other design philosophy present in the Mazda3 is the Japanese philosophy of less is more. This encouraged designers to eliminate the unessential and highlight the beauty of the necessary.

Exterior Design and Color Options

In the 2019 Mazda3, you have an elegant and beautiful exterior. This exterior features beautiful contours and signature LED lighting. You have available LED headlights and daytime running lights as well as LED combination taillights to give you beautiful form and great function.

This exterior is available in six different color options. Check them out here:

  • Soul Red Crystal Metallic
  • Jet Black Mica
  • Deep Crystal Blue Mica
  • Snowflake White Pearl Mica
  • Sonic Silver Metallic
  • Machine Grey Metallic

These exterior color options offer you the chance to find a Mazda3 that fits perfectly with your style and personality. The Soul Red Crystal Metallic and the Snowflake White Pearl Mica are bolder and brighter colors that can help you make a statement and an entrance. However, you can also go with a more subtle gray or black color.

Interior Colors and Materials

The interior of the Mazda3 was also designed to convey beauty and functionality. When considering the placement of controls, shifters, and more, the designers of the Mazda3 thought about the human body and how it moves, so the interior could be designed just for you.

For the interior trim colors and materials, you have five options:

  • Black Cloth
  • Greige Leatherette
  • Black Leatherette
  • White Leather
  • Black Leather

The “greige” leatherette option is a new one for 2019. Greige describes a combination of grey and beige to give you warmth and sophistication simultaneously. This greige leatherette interior could be a great option with a bolder exterior color option like the Soul Red Crystal Metallic. There are many different options for exterior and interior color combinations, so you have to choose the one that speaks to you.

It can be tough to pick the perfect colors and features for your Mazda3, but, with Seacoast Mazda, you don’t have to do it alone. We have an expert staff that will be able to advise you on the perfect Mazda3 model for you. You can come to us with questions or opinions, and we will help you with your decision and stay true to your vision. Reach out to us today to learn more because we would be happy to help you drive away in your dream 2019 Mazda3.

2019 Mazda3 First Look

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda3 on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 1:30 PM
2019 Mazda3 driving down a road.

The 2019 Mazda3 has been announced, and while not a lot is known about this great vehicle, we at Seacoast Mazda have captured some of the highlights to share with you! Many of these highlights are about the new Mazda3’s engine, which is expected to be very different from the previous years! Continue reading to find out just how much is changing!
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2018 Mazda3 Available Interior Features

By Product Expert | Posted in Mazda3 on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 at 1:22 PM
2018 Mazda3 parked in room

No matter what kind of terrain you’re tackling, you’re guaranteed to look stylish doing it in the 2018 Mazda3! With a sleek and elegant exterior, as well as a well-appointed interior, the new Mazda3 is a vehicle that’s guaranteed to please! Continue reading to learn what great interior features are available for you!
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