Suicide by car: now clean emissions Hyundai join Citroën & Audi in Badland

 
 
 

Suicide by car: now clean emissions Hyundai join Citroën & Audi in Badland

Remember Audi A5 Suicide vs Citroën Suicide by car: Carbon monoxide poisoning isn't what it used to be? Well it still isn't what it used to be, or perhaps this gag is becoming so common this is the new normal - everyone with clean emission cars fail at suicide.


Updates! one more suicide by car - this idea was done as far back as 1997, but wait! There's MORE Suicide by car ad idea officially older than dirt!

You see the first ad we have here in the archive using the suicide angle is from 2002 directed by Brian Baderman.

Citroen - Suicide - (2002) :45 (UK)

Then, in 2009 someone somewhere (it's a secret who) made a Spec ad that infuriated Audi, even though it showed their car as a no-kill vehicle. ;)

Audi A5 - Suicide / Krass - (2009) :60 SPEC

And now we have one more to join the fun, Hyundai and yet another suicidal middle-aged man in "Pipe job" this time from Innocean Worldwide Europe.

Any more takers? Thank you to anon at Hushmail.


Hold up! one more suicide by car - this idea was done as far back as 1997 and Suicide by car ad idea officially older than dirt!

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Hilarious. Doesn't surprise me one bit that there isn't an original thought from Innocean. Shameless plagiarism.

KJ

Appalingly cast, badly directed.

ups, some one did it again!

Whomever is responsible for this should be fired.

Suicide just doesn't seem to be the best way to sell a car...

Especially when teen suicide is top-of-mind on mainstream and social media.

Es wird geschissen

Koreans are rather famous for copying ideas.

FK Hyundai and FK Citroën & FK Audi. Pack of CNTS.

Everyone in Ireland hates you now for the record

Even worse, over at Copybot A creative posted an open letter to Innocean about her father committing suicide in a car, and how badly it hurt her to basically have to relive that experience through a TV commercial that happy ending or no, was still traumatic.

Update made a post about that here.

This is just sad. These businesses had to resort to displaying suicide in their ads just to show how "good" they are? Pathetic.

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