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Hyundai Venue Petrol Variants Explained - Which One To Buy?

In this variant explained article, you'll find out which variant of the Hyundai Venue petrol you should buy based on the ex-showroom prices, variant-wise features and value for money. Here we compare and objectively analyse the 2022 Venue's petrol variants and the features to figure out which variant is worth buying for a good value for money and ownership experience. Then we will compare the engine specs, dimensions and mileage of the Hyundai Venue with its competitors and other petrol-powered B2-segment SUVs like Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Kia Sonet, Tata Nexon, Mahindra XUV300, Toyota Urban Cruiser, Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger.

 

Hyundai Venue

Updated: Hyundai recently launched the new 2022 Venue facelift. This Hyundai Venue Variants Explained article includes the buying recommendations for both petrol engine variants based on the latest launch prices.

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What Are The Pros And Cons Of Hyundai Venue Petrol?

The pros or advantages of Hyundai Venue are:

  • Choice of 3 engine-transmission combinations — 1.2L manual, 1.0L turbo auto-clutch manual, 1.0L turbo DCT automatic
  • Well-loaded SX variant now available with the 1.2L normal petrol engine for those who want it
  • Well-loaded for its class with notable features like keyless entry, cruise control, drive modes, paddle shifters, rear AC vents, auto AC, sunroof, power mirrors, engine start with remote, air purifier, ambient lighting, puddle lamps, 6 airbags, wireless phone charger and cold storage
  • Good power and torque output and respectable mileage figures with the turbo petrol engine

The Hyundai Venue petrol has the following shortcomings or problems:

  • Rear armrest is not available in any of the sub-Rs. 10.0 lakh variants
  • DCT type of automatics are yet to establish themselves as long-term reliable workhorses in Indian climatic and driving conditions
  • 1.2L S (O) and S (O) turbo-automatic offer poor value for money considering the features and performance for the incremental cost over the base variant

What Is The Price Of Hyundai Venue Petrol Variants?

The Hyundai Venue has a starting price of Rs. 7.53 lakh for the E1.2L petrol-manual and it goes up to Rs. 12.57 lakh for the SX (O) turbo petrol-automatic. The 1.2L normal petrol engine is available in 4 variants with prices ranging from Rs. 7.53 lakh to Rs. 10.70 lakh.

HYUNDAI VENUE PETROL | PRICES

EX-SHOWROOM | JUN 2022

Variants

1.2L Manual

Difference

1.0L Turbo ACMT

Difference

1.0L Turbo DCT Auto

Rs. 7,53,100

-

-

-

-

S

Rs. 8,70,400

-

-

-

-

S (O)

Rs. 9,50,200

Rs. 49,700

Rs. 9,99,900

Rs. 96,800

Rs. 10,96,700

SX

Rs. 10,69,500

-

-

-

-

SX (O)

-

-

Rs. 11,92,000

Rs. 65,000

Rs. 12,57,000

The turbo petrol engine carries a premium of about Rs. 50,000 over the normal petrol engine and is available in S (O) and SX (O) variants. The new Venue turbo petrol engine with auto-clutch costs Rs. 10.0 lakh and Rs. 11.92 lakh for the 2 variants. The turbo-DCT automatic costs Rs. 10.97 lakh and Rs. 12.57 lakh for the 2 variants. These prices are about Rs. 97,000 and Rs. 65,000 more than the S (O) and SX (O) variants with turbo petrol auto-clutch.

2022 Hyundai Venue Petrol E - Base Model Standard Features & Review

The new Venue facelift’s base E variant costs Rs. 7.53 lakh and is only available with the 1.2L normal petrol engine and a 5-speed manual transmission. It offers the following features as standard in the base model:

  • Day/night inside mirror
  • Front power windows
  • Adjustable front headrests
  • ISOFIX
  • Manual central locking
  • Manual AC
  • Chrome grille
  • Body-colour bumpers and door handles
  • 15-inch steel wheels with covers
  • Halogen reflector headlamps
  • USB-C charger
  • 12V power socket

The base variant doesn’t have several must-have features such as:

  • Music system
  • Rear power windows
  • Power mirrors
  • Remote central locking
  • Front armrest
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • MID
  • Rear defogger and washer wiper

So, we’ll suggest skipping the base model and buying one of the higher variants for a decent ownership experience.

HYUNDAI VENUE E

BASE MODEL STANDARD FEATURES

Safety

Functional

Style

Std. Safety Features

4x door pockets

Chrome grille

Day/Night IRVM

Front power windows

Fabric upholstery

Manual central locking

Passenger-side seat back pocket

Body-coloured bumpers

Halogen reflector headlamps

Adjustable front headrests

Body-coloured door handles

Auto door lock when driving

Front USB-C charger

Front and rear faux skid plates

Auto door unlock on impact

Manual AC

15-inch steel wheels

ISOFIX

Tilt steering

Wheel covers

 

12V socket

2-tone interiors

 

Internally-adjustable outside mirrors

Metal-finish inside door handles

2022 Hyundai Venue Petrol E vs S Variant

The Hyundai Venue S variant with the 1.2L petrol-manual costs Rs. 8.70 lakh, which is around Rs. 1.17 lakh more than the base E variant. For the incremental cost, the S variant adds the following notable features over the E trim:

  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • 4x speakers and 2x tweeters
  • Steering-mounted controls
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Remote central locking
  • Rear AC vents
  • 2x rear USB-C ports
  • Power mirrors
  • Rear power windows
  • Front armrest
  • Rear defogger
  • Shark-fin antenna
  • Colour MID
  • Auto headlamps
  • Roof rails
  • ESC
  • Hill-start assist

HYUNDAI VENUE | PRICE COMPARISON

 

E

Difference

S

1.2L Normal Petrol Manual

Rs. 7,53,100

Rs. 1,17,300

Rs. 8,70,400

Considering the ex-showroom price, even the S variant of the Venue doesn’t have a few must-have features such as:

  • Rear washer wiper
  • LED DRLs
  • LED or projector headlamps
  • Adjustable rear headrests
  • Rear parcel tray

Moreover, the S variant also only justifies about 75% of the incremental asking price over the lower E variant. However, the S variant's feature list includes most of the must-have features. So, we suggest that budget buyers compromise a bit on the value front and buy at least the S variant. Now, let’s see if the S (O) is worth buying.

HYUNDAI VENUE S

FEATURES OVER E

Style & Safety

Entertainment

Functional

ESC

8-inch touchscreen

Auto headlamps

Tyre pressure monitoring

Wireless Android Auto & Apple Carplay

Follow me home headlamps

Hills start assist

4x speakers

Colour MID

Rear defogger

2x tweeters

Rear power windows

Remote central locking

Steering-mounted controls

Driver window one-touch up/down

Roof rails

 

Power mirrors

Body-coloured outside mirrors

 

Rear AC vents

Shark-fin antenna

 

Front armrest

   

2x rear USB-C ports

2022 Hyundai Venue Petrol S vs S (O) Variant

Besides the 1.2L normal petrol-manual, the Hyundai Venue S (O) variant is also available with the 1.0L turbo petrol-auto clutch manual and dual-clutch automatic. The S (O) 1.2L manual costs Rs. 9.50 lakh, which is about Rs. 80,000 more than the lower S variant. The turbo petrol-ACMT costs another Rs. 50,000 and has an ex-showroom price of Rs. 10.0 lakh. For the turbo-petrol automatic, you’ll have to add another Rs. 1.0 lakh or so as it costs Rs. 10.97 lakh (ex-showroom).

HYUNDAI VENUE | PRICE COMPARISON

 

S

Difference

S (O)

1.2L Normal Petrol Manual

Rs. 8,70,400

Rs. 79,800

Rs. 9,50,200

Difference

-

 

Rs. 49,700

1.0L Turbo Petrol ACMT

-

-

Rs. 9,99,900

Difference

-

 

Rs. 96,800

1.0L Turbo Petrol Auto

-

-

Rs. 10,96,700

The Venue S (O) variant adds the following notable features:

  • LED DRLs
  • LED projector headlamps
  • Rear parcel tray
  • Rear camera
  • Rear washer wiper
  • Cornering lights
  • Cruise control (with turbo only)
  • 16-inch styled steel wheels (with turbo only)
  • Drive modes (with automatic only)
  • Paddle shifters (with automatic only)
  • Flat-bottom steering (with automatic only)
  • Leather-wrapped steering and gear lever (with automatic only)

Considering the asking price of this variant, we believe, it’s missing a few must-have features, such as:

  • Rear armrest
  • Auto AC
  • Split rear seatbacks

HYUNDAI VENUE S (O)

FEATURES OVER S

Safety

Functional

Style

Rear camera

Height-adjustable driver seat

Flat bottom steering (DCT only)

LED projector headlamps

Drive modes (DCT only)

Turn indicators on outside mirrors

Cornering lights

Paddle shifters (DCT only)

16-inch wheels w/ stylish wheel covers (Turbo only)

LED DRLs

Cruise control (Turbo only)

Leather steering (DCT only)

Rear washer wiper

Rear parcel tray

Leather gear (DCT only)

For the Venue 1.2L normal petrol buyers, the S (O) variant seems like an expensive upgrade as it doesn’t justify the incremental asking price. However, the turbo petrol engine with the auto-clutch only costs Rs. 50,000 or so more and justifies that cost with better performance alone. On top of that, it adds features such as cruise control and large, 16-inch style wheels. So, 1.2L S (O) buyers should instead buy the Venue with the turbo petrol engine. For turbo-ACMT buyers also, the S (O) is our top recommendation.

For turbo-petrol-automatic buyers, the S (O) is the most affordable option and costs more than Rs. 10.0 lakh (ex-showroom) while carrying around Rs. 1.0 lakh price premium over the turbo-manual powertrain. If you can stretch your budget, then you should consider buying the top variant.

2022 Hyundai Venue Petrol S (O) vs SX Variant

The price jump from Hyundai Venue S (O) to SX variant will cost you Rs. 1.19 lakh and this variant is only available with the 1.2L normal petrol-manual powertrain. The Venue S (O) costs Rs. 10.70 lakh (ex-showroom).

HYUNDAI VENUE | PRICE COMPARISON

 

S (O)

Difference

SX

1.2L Normal Petrol Manual

Rs. 9,50,200

Rs. 1,19,300

Rs. 10,69,500

This variant adds the following additional features:

  • Rear armrest
  • Telematics
  • Power folding mirrors
  • Auto AC
  • Puddle lamps
  • Wireless phone charger
  • 60-40 split rear seatbacks
  • Adjustable rear headrests
  • HD touchscreen
  • Wired Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Sunroof
  • Illuminated boot
  • Cooled glovebox
  • 2-position reclining rear seatbacks
  • Flat-bottom steering
  • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop

HYUNDAI VENUE SX

FEATURES OVER S (O)

Style & Safety

Entertainment

Functional

Anti-theft alarm

Connected car features

Power-folding mirrors w/ auto fold

Keyless entry w/ push-button start/stop

Leather steering

Nature sounds

Puddle lamps

Flat-bottom steering

Leather gear knob

8-inch HD touchscreen

Wireless phone charger

60-40 split rear seatback

Sunroof

Wired Android Auto

Over-the-air software updates

Adjustable rear headrests

 

Wired Apple Carplay

Rear armrest

Cooled glove box

 

(-) Wireless Android Auto

Front cabin lights

Reclining rear seat (2 position)

 

(-) Wireless Apple Carplay

Illuminated boot

Auto AC

The 1.2L SX variant adds a decent number of features to add almost a top-variant-like feel. But if you’re ready to cross the Rs. 10.0 lakh ex-showroom price barrier, then you should instead consider stretching the budget a bit more and buying the Venue SX (O) turbo petrol. It’ll offer better driving experience, the convenience of an auto-clutch and more features for the extra cost. Or, you can compromise on features and settle for the S (O) turbo, which will cost less and offer better performance and the auto-clutch transmission.

2022 Hyundai Venue Turbo Petrol S (O) Vs SX (O) Turbo Variant - Top Model Features

The top-spec SX (O) variant is only available with turbo petrol-ACMT and DCT automatic powertrains. For buyers considering the turbo petrol engine, the jump from S (O) to SX (O) will cost another Rs. 1.60 to Rs. 1.92 lakh. The SX (O) petrol-auto-clutch manual and dual-clutch automatic cost Rs. 11.92 lakh and Rs. 12.57 lakh, respectively. The automatic carries a premium of Rs. 65,000 over the SX (O) auto-clutch version. Compared to the S (O) turbo variant, the top model adds the following notable features:

  • 2x side thorax and 2x curtain airbags
  • Rear armrest
  • Telematics
  • Power folding mirrors
  • Auto AC
  • Puddle lamps
  • Wireless phone charger
  • 60-40 split rear seatbacks
  • Adjustable rear headrests
  • HD touchscreen
  • Wired Android Auto and Apple Carplay
  • Sunroof
  • Illuminated boot
  • Cooled glovebox
  • 2-position reclining rear seatbacks
  • Flat-bottom steering (ACMT also)
  • Keyless entry with push-button start/stop
  • Air purifier
  • Ambient lighting
  • Engine start with remote
  • Leather upholstery
  • Machined alloy wheels

HYUNDAI VENUE | PRICE COMPARISON

 

S (O) Turbo

Difference

SX (O) Turbo

1.0L Turbo Petrol ACMT

Rs. 9,99,900

Rs. 1, 92,100

Rs. 11,92,000

Difference

Rs. 96,800

 

Rs. 65,000

1.0L Turbo Petrol Auto

Rs. 10,96,700

Rs. 1,60,300

Rs. 12,57,000

Since the SX (O) variant is only available with the turbo petrol engine, the Venue turbo buyers have to make a jump from the S (O) variant straight to the SX (O). The SX (O) variant adds enough features to justify the incremental cost from the lower S (O) turbo variant. So, from the value standpoint, it’s worth upgrading to the SX (O) trim. However, it’s more suited for automatic buyers, who have to make a smaller price jump than the Venue auto-clutch manual buyers. While SX (O) turbo is worth buying with the auto-clutch manual transmission, it’s our top recommendation for the Venue dual-clutch automatic transmission buyers.

HYUNDAI VENUE SX (O) TURBO

FEATURES OVER S (O) TURBO

Style & Safety

Entertainment

Functional

2x side thorax airbags

Connected car features

Reclining rear seat (2 position)

Keyless entry w/ push-button start/stop

2x curtain airbags

8-inch HD touchscreen

Auto AC

Power-folding mirrors w/ auto fold

Anti-theft alarm

Wired Android Auto

Air purifier

Adjustable rear headrests

Chrome outside door handles

Wired Apple Carplay

Wireless phone charger

60-40 split rear seat backs

Flat-bottom steering (ACMT* also)

(-) Wireless Android Auto

Cooled glovebox

Over-the-air software updates

Leather steering (ACMT also)

(-) Wireless Apple Carplay

Rear armrest

Engine start with remote

Leather gear lever (ACMT also)

Nature sounds

Front cabin lights

Puddle lamps

Sunroof

 

Illuminated boot

 

Leather upholstery

     

Ambient lighting

     

Machined alloy wheels

     

*ACMT = Auto Clutch Manual Transmission

Which Variant Of The Hyundai Venue Petrol Should You Buy?

For new Venue 1.2L petrol-manual buyers, the E variant is too basic to offer a decent ownership experience. So, we’ll strongly recommend compromising a little bit on the value front and buying at least the S variant. The S (O) variant offers poor value for money. Moreover, if you can afford this variant, then it’s better to buy the S (O) turbo, which offers better performance, more features and the convenience of the auto-clutch manual transmission. The higher SX variant with the 1.2L engine justifies the incremental cost over the lower variants but for better ownership and driving experience, we’ll suggest buying one of the turbo petrol variants.

HYUNDAI VENUE 1.2L NORMAL PETROL MANUAL

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

E

Rank 1

Rs. 7,53,100

Not recommended.

S

Rank 3

Rs. 8,70,400

For budget buyers. Consider upgrading to Venue turbo S (O) with ACMT.

S (O)

Rank 4

Rs. 9,50,200

Expensive upgrade. Not recommended.

SX

Rank 2

Rs. 10,69,500

Better buy Venue turbo.

For the new Venue facelift turbo petrol buyers, the S (O) is an easy recommendation as it offers enough features to offer a smooth ownership experience along with the convenience of auto-clutch transmission. The price jump to the SX (O) is quite high but it’s a value for money upgrade and worth considering if you want those exclusive features.

HYUNDAI VENUE 1.0L TURBO PETROL AUTO CLUTCH MANUAL

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

S (O)

Rank 2

Rs. 9,99,900

Top recommended

SX (O)

Rank 1

Rs. 11,92,000

Value-for-money upgrade. Buy for additional safety features.

For 2022 Venue petrol-automatic buyers, the SX (O) is our top recommendation as it offers much better value than the lower S (O) variant.

HYUNDAI VENUE TURBO PETROL DCT AUTOMATIC

BUYING RECOMMENDATION

Variant

VFM Rank

Price

Recommendation

S (O)

Rank 2

Rs. 10,96,700

Buyers with a budget constraint can consider

SX (O)

Rank 1

Rs. 12,57,000

Top recommended

What Are The Engine Specifications Of The Hyundai Venue Petrol?

Among non-turbo petrol SUVs, the Vitara Brezza and Urban Cruiser have the best power and torque output but from a large-displacement engine. Among Venue 1.2’s comparable rivals, the Magnite has the best mileage of 18.75kmpl. The Magnite and Kiger twins have much lower power and torque output but they have respectable power-to-weight and torque-to-weight ratios to deliver satisfactory performance for city use.

HYUNDAI VENUE 1.2L NORMAL PETROL

ENGINE SPEC COMPARISON

 

Venue

Sonet

Magnite /Kiger

WR-V

Brezza /Urban Cruiser

Displacement

1.2L

1.2L

1.0L

1.2L

1.5L

Cylinder

4

4

3

4

4

Cubic Capacity

1197cc

1197cc

999cc

1199cc

1462cc

Power

83PS @ 6000rpm

83PS @ 6000rpm

72PS @ 6250rpm

90PS @ 6000rpm

105PS @ 6000rpm

Power:Weight

76.78PS/t

76PS/t*

76.68PS/t

81.37PS/t

92.92PS/t

Torque

114Nm @ 4000rpm

115Nm @ 4200rpm

96Nm @ 3500rpm

110Nm @ 4800rpm

138Nm @ 4400rpm

Torque:Weight

105.46Nm/t

105Nm/t*

102.24Nm/t

99.46Nm/t

122.12Nm/t

Manual

5MT

5MT

5MT

5MT

5MT

Manual FE

17kmpl

18.4kmpl

18.75kmpl / NA

16.5kmpl

17.03kmpl

Automatic

-

-

- / 5AMT

-

4AT

Auto FE

-

-

- / NA

-

18.76kmpl (Hybrid)

Against comparable turbo petrol SUVs, the Venue turbo offers good performance but the Magnite and Kiger turbo offer class-leading torque-to-weight ratios with manual transmission. In terms of mileage as well, the Magnite and Kiger offer best-in-segment figures at 20kmpl. However, the Venue turbo isn’t too far off from the top performers with a mileage figure of around 18kmpl. The Venue and Sonet’s strength also lies in their auto-clutch manual transmission, which is almost as convenient as an automatic while being about as affordable as a regular manual transmission.

HYUNDAI VENUE 1.0L TURBO PETROL VS RIVALS

ENGINE SPECS COMPARISON

 

Venue

Sonet

Magnite

Kiger

Nexon

XUV300

Engine

1.0L Turbo

1.0L Turbo

1.0L Turbo

1.0L Turbo

1.0L Turbo

1.0L Turbo

1.2L Turbo

1.2L Turbo

Cylinder

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

Cubic Capacity

998cc

998cc

999cc

999cc

999cc

999cc

1199cc

1197cc

Power

120PS @ 6000rpm

120PS @ 6000rpm

100PS @ 5000rpm

100PS @ 5000rpm

100PS @ 5000rpm

100PS @ 5000rpm

120PS @ 5500rpm

110PS @ 5000rpm

Power:Weight

103.99PS/t

103PS/t*

98.62PS/t

96.25PS/t

98.81PS/t

96.25PS/t

96.77PS/t

81.43PS/t

Torque

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

172Nm @ 1500 - 4000rpm

160Nm @ 2800 - 3600rpm

152Nm @ 2200 - 4400rpm

160Nm @ 2800 - 3600rpm

152Nm @ 2200 - 4400rpm

170Nm @ 1750 - 4000rpm

200Nm @ 2000 - 3500rpm

Torque:Weight

149.05Nm/t

149Nm/t*

157.79Nm/t

146.29Nm/t

158.10Nm/t

146.29Nm/t

137.1Nm/t

147.93Nm/t

Manual

6ACMT

6ACMT

5MT

--

5MT

--

6MT

6MT

Manual FE

18kmpl

18.2kmpl

20kmpl

--

20kmpl

--

17.57kmpl

16.82kmpl

Auto

7DCT

7DCT

--

CVT

--

CVT

6AMT

6AMT

Auto FE

18.3kmpl

18.3kmpl

--

17.7kmpl

--

17.7kmpl

16.35kmpl

17kmpl*

*Estimated

What Are The Dimensions Of The Hyundai Venue?

The Hyundai Venue is neither the widest nor the narrowest among B2-segment SUVs. it’s also neither the tallest nor the lowest. Same is the case with the Venue’s boot space and ground clearance. So, in Venue’s dimensions, there’s very little to talk about.

HYUNDAI VENUE VS COMPETITORS

DIMENSION COMPARISON

 

Venue

Sonet

Magnite

XUV300

Brezza

WR-V

Kiger

Nexon

Length

3995mm

3995mm

3994mm

3995mm

3995mm

3999mm

3991mm

3993mm

Width

1770mm

1790mm

1758mm

1821mm

1790mm

1734mm

1750mm

1811mm

Height

1617mm

1642mm

1572mm

1627mm

1640mm

1601mm

1600mm

1606mm

Wheelbase

2500mm

2500mm

2500mm

2600mm

2500mm

2555mm

2500mm

2498mm

Boot Space

343L

392L

336L

257L

328L

363L

405L

350L

Ground Clearance

190mm*

205mm

205mm

180mm

200mm

188mm

205mm

209mm

Fuel Tank

45L

45L

40L

42L

48L

40L

40L

44L

Tyre (base)

195/65 R15

195/65 R15

195/60 R16

205/65 R16

205/60 R16

195/60 R16

195/60 R16

195/60 R16

Tyre (top)

215/60 R16

215/60 R16

195/60 R16

205/65 R16

215/60 R16

195/60 R16

195/60 R16

215/60 R16

  *Estimated

What Are The Colour Options Of The Hyundai Venue?

The 2022 Venue is available in the following 6 monotone colours:

  • Silver
  • Grey
  • Blue
  • Red
  • White
  • Black

The SX and SX (O) variants also offer the option of dual-tone in red with black roof exterior colour for an additional Rs. 15,000.

Note: Here is a quick look at our length-based segmentation of cars to give you an idea of how we are classifying cars based on their size.

CLASSIFICATION OF CARS

SEGMENT

SUB-SEGMENT

LENGTH

EXAMPLE

A Segment

A

< 3699mm

Alto, Kwid (Exception), Santro, Celerio

       

B Segment

B1

3700-3850mm

Ignis, GO, Nios, Swift, Tiago

 

B2

3850-3999mm

Altroz, Baleno, Dzire, Amaze, Nexon, Brezza

       

C Segment

C

4000-4499mm

Ciaz, New City (Exception), Slavia (Exception), Creta, Seltos, Compass, T-Roc, Ertiga

       

D1 Segment

D1

4500-4750mm

Octavia, XUV500, Carens, Elantra, Civic, Harrier, Hector, Innova, Kodiaq, CR-V

       

D2 Segment

D2

4750+mm

Fortuner, Superb, Endeavour, Camry, Carnival

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mahesh Yadav

Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

1 Comments

  1. A Anoop Chatra says:
    June 21 2022 13:01:20

    Fantastic collection of data and superb tabular representation. I could really find every single piece of info regarding New Venue 2022 in the above article. Keep it up !!

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