If you grew up playing Street Fighter II, you know that it was typically the fighters beating up on the cars.
But Toyota has turned things around, with the game’s star Ryu getting behind the wheel of a C-HR as it travels around the world, making stops at every iconic fighter in the classic game. The video culminates in Ryu and the C-HR encountering Vega, showing off its version of a Hadouken. And if you’re like me and believe M. Bison is labeled incorrectly in the video as Vega, AutoGuide.com Features Editor Sami Haj-Assaad pointed out that was the name M. Bison used in Japan. Apparently, Vega didn’t sound threatening enough for North America as the game’s final boss, so a bunch of name changes were made. You really do learn something new every day.
While the video clearly aims to appeal towards the C-HR’s target demographic, its ending sends a strong message to Keep Yourself Alive. We think something got lost in translation there.
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