Toyota’s Psy-style Waku-Doki ad inherits Japan’s bizarre ad crown

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A new Japanese Toyota ad featuring crisply suited businessmen driving into the jungle only to segue into a Psy-style music-video dance-off with a gorilla and natives is the newest automobile industrial to go viral. Jungle Wakudoki is the newest installment in a grand tradition of bizarre advertisements from the island nation that are by turns hilarious, head-scratching and occasionally even frightening.

Mercedes rolls out versatile new Vito van

2015 Mercedes-Benz Vito

Mercedes-Benz could be known for its luxury cars on this side of the Atlantic, but it really is equally recognized around the globe for making robust workhorses as well: trucks, buses and vans. It has started to turn Americans on to that concept with the profitable transplant of the Sprinter van to North America, but it even now has a whole selection of industrial vehicles it does not offer you right here. It lately rolled out the Renault-created Citan to substitute its Vaneo, replaced its Viano with the new V-Class, and it has now introduced a new Vito van as effectively.

2015 Mercedes C-Class begins at $38,400*

2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Mercedes-Benz just keeps dropping pricing bombshells on us. Soon after unveiling the cost of the versions of the upcoming GLA-Class compact crossover, now the 2015 C-Class, the German brand’s bread-and-butter luxury sedan, is prepared to unleash its strategies, as well.

Will this McLaren F1 promote for above $twelve million at Pebble Beach?

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Decades in the past, a dominant Formula 1 crew created a few dozen examples of a sports vehicle that was as devastating on the track as it was on the road, and as such, it has turn into very sought-following by collectors prepared to spend hundreds of thousands – even tens of millions – for the privilege of ownership. We have to be speaking about the Ferrari 250 GTO, appropriate? We very effectively could be, but in this situation, no: we’re speaking about the McLaren F1 – a legendary supercar whose values seem to be to be skyrocketing in the footsteps of its arch-rival’s most iconic classic. And if this most recent pre-auction estimate is anything to go by, it will only carry on to climb as swiftly as it accelerates.

Autoblog Podcast #391

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Episode #391 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Mike Harley and Brandon Turkus talk about the appointment of Kumar Galhotra to run Lincoln, changes coming for Scion, the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat, and which automobiles will not dwell into 2015. We also get a rapid detour to talk about the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge prototype, which Mike Harley just came back from driving. We start off with what is in the garage and finish up with some of your queries, and for people of you who hung with us reside on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. Verify out the new rundown under with instances for topics, and you can comply with along down beneath with our Q&ampA. Thanks for listening!

Jaguar XE guarantees to net ‘over 75 mpg,’ just not for us [w/video]

Jaguar XE

Jaguar XE Platform InfographicWith around a month away from its planet debut on September eight, Jaguar continues to problem a constant drip of updates about its approaching XE compact luxury sedan that is aiming to take on the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. The place the company’s last bit of information centered on the car’s suspension setup, this time Jag’s putting the spotlight on the new model’s modular platform and making some big guarantees about it, also. How huge? Try out above 75 miles per gallon large.

GM thinks Colorado and Canyon midsize trucks will lure crossover customers

The invitation to come out and sample item at the Common Motors Proving Grounds in Milford, MI is rarely boring, and soon after investing this morning driving preproduction versions of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon all we can say is… below rigid embargo. Sorry, America, we had been as fired up as a lot of of you are to discover a lot more about GM’s new midsize truck variety and take note of how they go down the road, but it really is going to be September prior to we’re allowed to share that with all of you. Here’s to sweet suspense.

View a Bugatti Veyron Super Sport hit 246 mph throughout road rally

Bugatti Veyron reaches 246.6 mph

The Bugatti Veyron may be getting on in many years, but it is still an engineering marvel capable of really insane velocity. There are tons of videos of the Veyron undertaking its super-high-velocity trick of reaching 200 miles per hour with seemingly no effort. But do you know how much ground the coupe is really covering at total chat? Let us just say it really is mighty remarkable.

Cadillac reveals stretched ATS-L in China

2015 Cadillac ATS-L

In the marketplace for a new Cadillac, but need to have more space than an ATS can afford? Then you will want to look at the more substantial CTS. Except if you reside in China, where purchasers – often chauffeured rather of driving themselves – look to desire a lengthy-wheelbase version of a smaller sized sedan than upgrading to a larger one. For these purchasers, Cadillac has launched the new ATS-L.