Car makers seem to really enjoy coming up with April Fool’s pranks as if it was a competition among themselves, with one trying to outwit the other.
Reading their press releases, you just can’t help but sit and wonder, how and who even came up with these pranks. They’re so eloquently written – as if they meant it – and if you were a little less attentive to the details, you might even think they’re real.
Honda “Pastport” with 1990’s trims and features
As a throwback to the 1990’s, Honda supposedly introduced the new Honda Passport with a new “90’s themed Pastport trim” – equipped with automatic windows, plush micro-fiber seats, a cassette player and a mount for a beeper.
Most remote EV charging point in the UK
Land Rover supposedly installed the most remote EV charging point in the UK, at the Isle of Skye in Scotland – located 24 km from the nearest road – accessible under electric power. Yea, right.
MG’s road-colouring tyres
MG Motor UK introduced road-colouring tyres which are coated with water-soluble dye that covers the road for a splash of vibrancy on UK’s roads, before fading off shortly.
CarGurus’ gets a dog to sniff out the best new car deal
Leading automotive shopping site, CarGurus, has apparently trained a Cocker Spaniel to help car buyers “sniff out” the best deal. When a customer has found the right car, it will bark and offer its paws as a sign of approval. If only there was such a thing…
First ever convertible Toyota Hiace with built-in oven
We actually wished this was the real deal. Apparently only 2,019 units of the Hiace will be built, exclusively for the Australian market. Toyota Australia also “revealed” an optional extra “built-in pie oven” for the convertible Hiace, called ‘PieAce’, that’s fitted neatly behind the rear tailgate.