• Jul 12, 2007
Wow, that didn't take very long. Those new WRX ads we just told you about are already on YouTube. You know, the ones that use "traditional" Japanese cultural references like "Fast and Furious," "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," and "Blade Runner". Several of you picked up on the fact that the American ad agency responsible for this new campaign might have their Chinese and Japanese mixed up a bit, but the point remains that as elements of popular culture, these all appeal to the target market for the new WRX, the 20- and 30-year-old guys who are into manga and anime. Follow the jump to see the "Legend Reborn" clip where a WRX slices through the jungle and heeds the call of the wild, flexing its trail muscles along the way. And we find out that apparently the call of the wild is loud enough for people in the city hear, as well. Check it out.

[Source: Subaru via YouTube]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      This car's being promoted quite heavily in Japan already and I'd like to point out the Japanese ad campaign for this car is wildly different. The commercial has a guy sensibly driving around the city and over a bridge with a mid-tempo rock song playing. The slogan for the car over here is "Active Style." (Haha!)

      But anyway, I saw one of them driving around Kobe last weekend, and it actually does look a lot better in person.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Legend killed.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I thought the mix-up was the new york times' fault for calling crouching tiger japanese, and that the dragon pictured was in fact, japanese.
      • 7 Years Ago
      wait a dern minute there - the Legend was an Acura..! The're not foolin' anyone with that stuff.
      • 7 Years Ago
      That's one for the consumerist sheep.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Pretty sweet ad! Looks great in the commercial and even better in person. Not sure why it looked so odd in the MT pics.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I'm the only one, but I like the new design. The Lancer's much cooler, but the Impreza has a smooth exterior finally.
        • 7 Years Ago
        This summer, once again in an auto galaxy near you, clever marketing will attempt to compensate for bland styling...
      • 7 Years Ago
      The car may now look all that great but the ad is exciting and sweet looking compared to all those other boring car ads we see on TV.

      It looks like the rest of the ads will be played on Subaru's website: http://www.subaru.com/legend
      • 7 Years Ago
      yall are crazy, its still ugly. it might be a great car, but its not a good looking one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Shouldn't it read:

      You know, the ones that use "traditional" "Japanese" cultural references like "Fast and Furious," "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," and "Blade Runner". ?
      • 7 Years Ago
      I actually really like the ad. It makes me want to drive a wrx through the jungle really fast.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Fuji Heavy is now marketing AWD Cough drop shaped cars, fantastic.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Would be nice if Sub put some money into fuel efficiency.
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