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  Car commercials can be boring as hell but some still worth the time. Check especially the commercials from exotic car makers such as Lamborghini, Ferrari and Porsche

Hyundai’s "Don’t Tell" commercial, one that will have prominent air time during the Super Bowl, has actually been playing in the air for a number of weeks now.

Despite being a full-blow 30-second ad (it’s actually 32 seconds), the "Don’t Tell" commercial is still being characterized as a preview commercial for Hyundai’s total Super Bowl platter, which will include four more commercials.

In addition to "Don’t Tell", which by the way left us with nothing more than a slight chuckle, the Korean automaker is also planning to play "Epic PlayDate,” "Team,” "Stuck,” and "Excited.” These all sound cool enough, but we all know that sounding cool and actually being cool are two completely different things when it comes to Super Bowl ads.

We’ll hold our final judgment once we see all five ads run during the Big Game.

Click past the jump to see two more of the four remaining Super Bowl commercials.

With the Super Bowl less than a week away, numerous automakers have released teasers for their new ads. One of them, however, is taking a different approach. Subaru has rolled out a bevy of teasers to promote their "Dog Tested. Dog Approved" series of commercials.

The only caveat is that these ads won’t be shown during the Super Bowl; instead, they’ve chosen to show the ads during Puppy Bowl IX, an annual television program on Animal Planet that features puppies playing American football. Yep, it’s completely adorable.

As for the teasers themselves, Subaru rolled out a variety of them, each titled differently, including "Lint Roller," "Tailgating," "Let’s Talk Finances" and "On the Lot".

This isn’t the first time Subaru has opted to take this route, foregoing the Super Bowl in favor of the Puppy Bowl. It’s a pretty interesting approach and one that appears to have endeared Subaru to the dog-loving population of America.

Check out the rest of the teasers after the jump

Every company has that guy, the overly optimistic dude who never met a day he didn’t dish out hugs, smiles, and the pats on the back. For their Super Bowl ad to promote the new Beetle , Volkswagen is rolling out that guy.

He’s always ready with a reassuring quip to his colleagues in need of one and, if you can brush past the odd Jamaican accent, you’ll actually find him pretty amusing.

At the tail end of the minute-long video, Mr. Optimist can be seen giving his colleague and his boss a joy ride with the Beetle. Apparently, that ride is enough for his downtrodden mates to brighten up and enjoy the day.

The underlying message here is, according to Volkswagen, the Beetle makes people happy. We’re not about to disagree on that assumption because the Beetle has clearly established itself as one of the most iconic models in history.

Notwithstanding the accent, it’s a pretty catchy commercial that’s going to receive a lot of attention during the Super Bowl.

It’s not a trailer for a new space-cadet movie, nor is it an ad for diapers. What it is, though, is a teaser of what Korean automaker Kia is planning for the Super Bowl.

We’re not quite sure what the direction Kia is taking with this one, but we do know that when it comes to the Super Bowl, all conventional thinking when it comes to commercials flies right out the window.

Kia’s theme this year is all about "Space Babies,” a concept that we still can’t wrap our heads around. That’s probably what the Korean automaker was hoping for in the first place, so we keep talking about the ad before its scheduled launch during the Super Bowl.

If that is indeed what they were going for, consider it a job well done. The sight of a baby boy in a space suit accompanied by baby animals in similar space suits in a sort of intergalactic version of Noah’s Ark has left us very perplexed. And the most confusing part; the commercial is set to promote the 2014 Kia Sorento.

Not sure how the SUV can be tied into this, but then again, the beauty of it all lies in the suspense.

The Super Bowl is just over a week away and many automakers are already teasing the commercials that they will pay millions to air as the Ravens and 49ers square off. Audi, for example, has prepared a cool collection of commercials, but only one will make the cut for the Super Bowl.

The commercials have been created to promote the S6 sedan - a luxury sedan perfectly designed for those customers who need to gain more confidence with every mile spent behind the wheel.

The idea behind the commercial start from a very big event in any student’s life — the Prom — and the difficulty in find the perfect date. When dad says he can drive into the S6 to the prom, he gets pretty excited, but the question remains will the car help him find the right date? Let’s find out!

Hit the jump to watch the other two commercial Audi prepared for the Super Bowl.

Keep in mind that that you only have until 11:59 p.m. EST to vote for your favorite one on Audi’s YouTube page. Then just watch the big game and see which commercial won.

Two years ago, Volkswagen released arguably the greatest Super Bowl commercial ever with "The Force" spot for the Volkswagen Passat featuring "Li’l Darth Vader" spot for the Volkswagen Passat.

This year, the German automaker is taking a different yet similarly creative approach with their new Super Bowl ads. Instead of continuing with the Star Wars reference, Volkswagen decided to tap reggae legend Jimm Cliff to sing a cover of "C’mon Get Happy" from the 70’s TV show "The Partridge Family.”

What’s the significance of the song to the commercial, which is dubbed "Sunny Side?”

Mixed in with shots of Jimmy Cliff singing the song are YouTube clips from some of the most memorable viral Internet blowups and breakdowns seen on YouTube. The central theme of these clips revolves around men, women, and even llamas that have had their temper tantrums captured on video and posted on YouTube.

That’s where "C’mon Get Happy" comes into the picture. The whole concept is pretty cool and the appearance of the protagonists of those videos adds a level of authenticity to the ad. But the real star of the commercial is Jimmy Cliff. That man is a true legend.

We’ll bring you all of VW’s ads following the game.

Only during the Super Bowl will you see commercials - yes, commercials - have their own teasers. But that’s how lucrative that precious airtime is during the big game; the idea of teasing your million-dollar commercials with separate and cheaper spots leading up to the Super Bowl has kind of become an industry norm.

This year, Toyota is taking that route with the release of a teaser for their Super Bowl commercial(s). We already know that Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco will be the face of the commercials, but what we don’t know is the direction the campaign is going. In the teaser, Cuoco is strutting her stuff to “I Wish” by Skee-Lo – a song that hit No. 13 on the charts in 1995 – where he sings about wishing to be taller and wishing to be a baller. As these wishes are laid out, the passersby get these wishes – a short man grows taller, a delivery-truck driver dunks a basketball and a normal guy gets a good looking woman to call.

The part of the song that is the strangest is when Skee-Lo says “I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat in a ‘64 Impala.” We get the ’64 Impala, but the “rabbit in a hat with a bat?” What the??? Well, your wish is Toyota’s command, obviously, as waiting in Cuoco’s car is just that.

Stay tuned for the rest of Toyota’s Super Bowl commercials; they are bound to be sweet. We’ll have them all here following the game!

Click past the jump to see the original Skee-Lo video to see where this all stems from.

This year Santa dropped his usual sleigh in favor of a slightly cooler 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster . Wonder where he keeps the reindeer? Maybe Rudolph et al. are on vacation this year. After all they really deserve one!

No matter what the explanation is, it looks like Mercedes has entered the Christmas spirit, as it uses jolly old Saint Nick to promote its AMG lineup.

Regardless of what Santa is driving as he delivers presents this year, he will still be making that list of naughty and nice kids and checking it twice. At the end of Mercedes’ promo, you get a nice look at what Santa plans on bringing us naughty and nice big kids. After seeing that ending, we are trying our hardest to convince “The Big Guy” that we’ve been naughty, really, really naughty – we just want that red SLS AMG on the “Naughty” truck…

Happy Holidays, everyone, from all of us at Top Speed!

You have to admit: BMW has some of the coolest commercials for the models in its lineup. But no mater how impressive these commercials are, we always like to see what the BMW fans can do when they get to put their creative hats on.

For example, the guys over at AutoRauto have chosen two amazing BMW models: one that is approaching the end of its production cycle - the M3 , and one that has just made it to the market - the M5 . We have to wary, the commercials they have created are equally impressive.

As a reminder, the M3 is powered by a V8 engine with 420 HP, while the M5 gets an even more impressive 4.4-liter turbocharged engine with an output of 560 HP.

Hit the jump to watch a very cool BMW M5 commercial by AutoRauto. After watching both of them, let us know which of the two is your favorite!

It’s that time of the year again. The holidays are in full swing and seemingly every company is launching its holiday commercials. Car companies are particularly "spirited" this year, as the U.S. automotive crash is on its way up and they are all trying to capitalize on folks that would like nothing more than a new car this year.

As always, Honda has gotten itself in the holiday spirit with the unveiling of its yearly "Happy Honda Days" campaign. This year, Honda has launched six new commercials as part of the campaign and each spot opens with someone thanking Honda for giving their friend or relative a great deal on a new car.

For example, Laura is very happy with her new Civic , Nancy loves her son Steve’s new Pilot , while Pete is grateful for his Dad’s Accord . Hit the jump to watch everyone’s story with Honda.

So, while you’re stuffing your face with turkey, or whatever you fancy on Thanksgiving, allow these videos to get you all amped up for the rest of the holiday season. Yes, even the craziness that will be "Black Friday."

Click past the jump to see the remaining videos.


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