As you have probably noticed by now, we at INOPIAN are very fond of good automotive advertising and clever marketing. This time our focus is on the Honda CR-V 1.6 Diesel commercial that ran in Europe called: An Impossible Made Possible. Although it aired a year ago I had to watch it again and again and thought it was worth mentioning.
This creative commercial is full of mind-blowing illusions that constantly deceive your eyes. Not everything that we see is true and the same goes for the Honda CR-V 1.6 Diesel. The commercial wanted to emphasize the fact that even an SUV can actually be fuel efficient.
To elaborate I will write down the figures that Honda claims the CR-V can achieve. Promising 62.8 MPG which is about 4.5 L/100 km. Exciting? How about the range: promising 802 miles or 1291 km? Let’s put it this way, it’s really not bad for an SUV such as the CR-V.
Anyway, to get myself back on track, you need to see the video. It is very clever in how your eyes can be fooled.
Now that you’ve seen the commercial, you can also watch the “How it was done” video below. With a bit of luck it should provide your eyes and brain with a logical explanation and relief from the mind scrambler.
Source: © Honda UK
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