Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Nissan NV200

Five-Point Inspection: 2013 Nissan NV200
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When Nissan won the ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ contract from New York City with its new compact passenger van, it was obvious a retail version would follow. Although the 13,000 vehicles NYC requires is no small amount, Nissan would like to sell more; a lot more. So the manufacturer created the NV200, a version of this… Continue Reading...

2014 Ford Transit Connect: A People-Focused Salvo into the Commercial Van Market

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2014 Ford Transit Connect: A People-Focused Salvo into the Commercial Van Market
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Ford made several important product announcements at a media event in Detroit this morning. Borrowing from its global portfolio, the Dearborn-based automaker is bringing an impressive array of commercial vehicles to the North American market, including a brand-new version of the Transit Connect. Continue Reading...

Chevy Volt European Ads Banned for Misleading Claim

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The distinction between a hybrid and a range-extended hybrid is still confusing to some people, and GM’s European branch, Vauxhall, is getting in some hot water after misleading people in ads for the Ampera, sister car to the Volt. Continue Reading...

Toyota GT 86 Saves the Oppressed in New Commercial

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Scion’s FR-S is known as the Toyota GT 86 in Europe, and in this animated commercial from the UK, an Orwellian world is portrayed where pixelated people do not get to feel alive, and the FR-S becomes their salvation.  Continue Reading...

Fiat 500 ‘Immigrants’ Commercial Sacrificed 6 Cars

Fiat 500 ‘Immigrants’ Commercial Sacrificed 6 Cars
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Fiat’s latest commercial, “Immigrants,” gives a cinematic portrayal of the 500 making its journey from Italy to the U.S., but as anyone who watched it will know, several cars were apparently sacrificed in the process. Continue Reading...

Fiat Airs New Commercials Starting Tonight

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Cocaine, beautiful women and tiger blood — these things can compel a man to insane acts, not the least of which is driving a Fiat 500 at speed through a house. That’s one image Italian automaker, Fiat, is hoping to portray (fun and youth not drugs and depravity), but the Charlie Sheen “House Arrest” commercial is… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Passat Ad Pulled From Canadian TV [Video]

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Volkswagen Passat Ad Pulled From Canadian TV [Video]
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Volkswagen Canada is pulling a television commercial after receiving complaints that it is insensitive and offensive. The ad features the Volkwagen Passat, but the complaints center around what happens after the man pulls into the emergency lane. He jumps out of the car in a panic, saying his wife is having a baby, but stops to chat… Continue Reading...

Subaru BRZ Commercial Is Corny, Sentimental [VIDEO]

Subaru BRZ Commercial Is Corny, Sentimental [VIDEO]
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Anyone who has seen Japanese car commercials knows they can be a bit odd, to say the least. The 1990’s were chock full of weird celebrity endorsments (Jodie Foster and the Honda Civic, anyone?) but the next trend to hit was having directors treat their ads like art house films – and it’s here to… Continue Reading...

2012 Tata Nano’s Insane New Commercial [Video]

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The world’s least expensive car, the Tata Nano’s original purpose in design was to be a modern Ford Model-T, mobilizing millions of families in India. Despite the Nano’s noble intentions, only 1,200 examples were sold in the month of September when initial projections expected a rather optimistic 20,000 vehicles per month. A new approach may… Continue Reading...

Jennifer Lopez Stars in New Fiat Commercial [Video]

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Jennifer Lopez Stars in New Fiat Commercial [Video]
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The Fiat/Chrysler marketing masterminds are at it again. A follow-up to the wildly popular Chrysler 200 commercial featuring Eminem in Detroit and the signature beat from his “8 Mile” soundtrack, the automaker has now recruited the beautiful Jennifer Lopez to endorse its adorable 2012 Fiat 500C. The combination is so irresistible, in fact, that the… Continue Reading...

Ram Truck Brand Takes Marketing Push to Wal-Mart Stores [Video]

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Chrysler’s Ram truck brand will expand its advertising into Wal-Mart stores throughout the U.S. this fall. Dodge Ram advertisements will be in thousands of Wal-Mart stores and will integrate Mossy Oak camouflage, another of Ram’s partners into the promotion. “We recognize the alignment between truck buyers, the hunting/fishing lifestyle and Wal-Mart,” said Marissa Hunter, head of Ram advertising…. Continue Reading...

Steve Nash Does Toyota Prius Parking Victory Dance [Video]

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Well this is a change. The typical NBA all star usually drives around in a Cadillac Escalade or Mercedes-Benz S-Class, but not Steve Nash. No no, this Pheonix Suns point guard, seven-time NBA All-Star, two-time MVP award winner represents the Toyota Prius. In this new commercial, based on the competitive nature of both Nash and… Continue Reading...

Infiniti Challenges Lexus With Two New Ads [Video]

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Infiniti has launched two new 15 second commercials entitled “Lullaby” and “Spa” on the brand’s Facebook page, official YouTube Channel and Twitter. Both commercials boldly reinforce the luxury automaker’s status as the antithesis to sedate “boring” luxury, while poking fun at Lexus. Infiniti is blatantly illustrating the company’s ongoing commitment to design luxury that thrills…. Continue Reading...

Honda Celebrates 39 Years Of Civic “Heritage” [Video]

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In celebration of Honda’s 39th anniversary of the popular compact, the Japanese automaker has put together a video titled “Heritage”, where we take a look at the histroy of the car. With some help from the British house music trio Dirty Vegas, the video shows us the evolution of Civic dating back to 1973. Since… Continue Reading...

The BMW 1M Drifts The Highest Helipad In The World [VIDEO]

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In this 45 second commercial, the all-new BMW 1M drifts on a helipad hundreds of feet in the air over a city. Is it real? Of course not but it is very entertaining to watch, and actually looks pretty realistic. BMW has been launching these fun commercials (1M vs the Concrete Walls), to stress the fact… Continue Reading...
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