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41Nissan Leaf TV ad asks 'Why gas?'

One may argue that it takes some stones for a car company to more or less belittle 98 percent of the vehicles it makes, but Nissan is doing just that with its latest pitch for the Leaf all-electric vehicle. As discovered by Green Car Reports, Nissan is about to unveil a television advertising campaign that features company executive Brian Maragno essentially saying that, all things being equal, electric cars are superior to gas-powered vehicles, and not merely better for the environment or easie

26New VW Beetle Convertible ad needs no disguise

Convertibles make you do funny things. Ask someone if they'd drive a hardtop in near freezing temperatures with all the windows down and they might not even answer, thinking the question so ridiculous. Give that same person a convertible they love and you might just have to ask them to please put the top up even when snow is on the ground.

59Watch this doggone hilarious VW Golf ad

We've had some pets with some pretty strange proclivities. There was the long-haired dachshund that preferred climbing trees and riding skateboards to chasing cars, the doberman with a penchant for Krystal hamburgers and the border collie that loved herding cats more than chasing them, but we've never seen anything quite like the pup in the video below. The latest ad for the new Volkswagen Golf in the Netherlands features a one very confused little dog as it harries its owner over the course of

19This cat thinks the Toyota Corolla is to die for

Cats generally don't like car rides. Cats universally detest veterinarians. Yet to showcase the die-for-it allure of the Toyota Corolla in New Zealand (which isn't our Corolla but the European Auris), ad house Saatchi and Saatchi asked, "What lengths would a cat go to for a ride if they loved it?"

502013 Smart ForTwo gets three bite-size new ads

For such a Lilliputian car, the Smart ForTwo has giant staying power. The hatch that still gets wary glances is not only still kicking here in the U.S., it's done ten-straight months of year-on-year sales increases. That kind of sales trend calls for an ad campaign, and we have it in three new 15-second – bite-sized in Smart-speak – commercials.

23Carlton Draught beer ad recreates classic 70s car chase... without cars

Australian bank robbers apparently know two things: where to go to steal Aussie dollars in Los Angeles, and that you don't leave the bar without your Carlton Draught. It seems that what they don't know is which bars are crawling with police. This presents a challenge when, after the heist, they suddenly realize they're trying a enjoy a few pints with an entire precinct's worth of cops.

7Check out these five greenwashed car ads

One of the largest traits that research says stands out among the growing legion of Generation Y car buyers is that they are more concerned about the environment than previous generations.

48This is how to teach teens the perils of distracted driving

A European group called Responsible Young Drivers wanted to showcase the dangers of texting while driving, and got ad agency Publicis to help them out. The result: a two-minute spot that put trainee drivers in Belgium with an instructor who said part of their driving test would be to avoid an obstacle while texting a random sentence that he'd dictate.

11Subaru of Canada gets its schwerve on

Last time we checked in with Subaru Canada's commercial front we were greeted by the sexy side of sumo, a half ton of rikishi getting lathered up on car hoods and being fed strawberries. Woof.

55In Bad Taste: Dainese ads target organ donors

It's no secret that EMTs, firefighters and emergency room nurses have a perverse sense of humor, especially when it comes to motorcycle riders. It's a sort of defense mechanism against the visual horrors those occupations impart on those who work them, and with the mortality rate among bike riders as high as it is, there's no wonder why motorcycles are called donorcycles in first-responder circles. Even so, these ads worked up by an agency for Dianese in 2007 embrace the morbid side of riding ju

39Toyota: Prius emissions less harmful than a sheep's, um, emissions

Toyota Prius versus a sheep – Click above to enlarge

11Video: Aprilia makes real bikes for real men

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40Video: Renault's racy lesbian Twingo ad banned from Italian TV

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35Videos: Ford launches new TV spots to promote 2011 F-150 powertrains

TV spot for the 2011 Ford F-150 – Click above to watch the video after the jump

36The woman who tracks down real customers for car commercials [w/ video]

Danya Solomon helps manufacturers find customer testimonials – Click above to watch video after the jump

49Video: Cadillac CTS-V "Competition" commercial

Cadillac CTS-V "Competition" commercial – Click above to watch the video after the jump

17Video: Nissan unveils Leaf-centric "Innovation for All" ad campaign

Nissan's "Innovation for All" ad campaign - Click above to watch video after the jump

47Video: First 2011 Buick Regal commercials plays up its German roots

2011 Buick Regal television ad spot – Click above to watch the video after the jump

26Video: DieHard keeps Gary Numan "stable for days"

DieHard battery ad with Gary Numan – Click above to watch the video after the jump

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