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Super Bowl XLVIII Ad: Rob Riggle Compares Ford Hybrids to a Griffin

Rob Riggle’s brand of humor can be a little over the top sometimes, but this new Ford commercial for the Super Bowl, doesn’t show that off.

Here we see a more subdued Riggle talking to a coffee-sipping Ford exec while describing the benefits of driving a Ford hybrid. At one point, Riggle even ventures into the world of mythology to make his point, comparing the hybrid to a griffin complete with a soliloquy about the griffin having the "head of an eagle, the body of a lion."

We don’t know if we can necessarily compare a Ford hybrid (maybe he was talking about a Fusion Hybrid ?) to that mythic creature, but we do see the point of Riggle’s comparison. If anything, he does a good job of selling his spiel, even though it doesn’t make much sense at all.

Oh, well. Guess that’s how Ford is going to roll with its set of ads for the Super Bowl. Maybe it has more up its sleeve, but this one, while pretty funny in a Rob Riggle kind of way, misses on what the #nearlydouble hashtag is trying to get across.

Click past the jump to read about the 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Ford Fusion Hybrid

Ford’s most promising hybrid, the Fusion Hybrid, is all the right things we want about a hybrid without having to worry about people making fun of us.

That, in essence, is what the Fusion Hybrid is offering: a gorgeous sedan shape, a quiet cabin and very good handling. And that doesn’t even take into account the car’s hybrid powertrain, which features a 2.0-liter, inline-four engine that produces 141 horsepower and 129 pound-feet of torque to go with an electric motor that pushes the fuel economy to 47 mpg.

All that and the Fusion Hybrid only costs $27,095.


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