We don’t know what it is with Korean manufacturers and their fascination with furry animals in their commercials, but whatever it is, it works.

Following in Kia’s lead of using rapping hamsters, Hyundai has put together its own UK-only commercial featuring some of our favorite four-legged creatures for the Hyundai Tucson IX35. What’s better, Hyundai even had some time to spoof one of our favorite car shows ever, Top Gear, renaming it in their own liking as Top Deer.

We’re guessing that Clarkson’s the deer - or is it a moose? - May’s the tortoise, and, naturally, Hammond’s the hamster. Can’t say that there aren’t any resemblances, huh?


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  (630) posted on 07.7.2011

haha they really make a cute Top Gear there. That deer really drives fast and cool haha! I wonder if the hamster and turtle will drive too.

  (503) posted on 05.27.2011

Yeah, I think it was funny though I don’t get the point of the Top Deer? For humor effect or they mean something about it. However, I have watched the rapping hamster, And I do admit that I have rape the replay button!haha

  (570) posted on 05.27.2011

Funny! I wonder what they meant about impersonating the dear, tortoise and hamster for the Top Gear hosts. I really don’t focus in the car but to the deer that drives the Hyundai car!

  (619) posted on 09.22.2010

Now that they actually compared Clarkson to a moose, i can see the resemblance. In a good way...

  (512) posted on 08.16.2010

Hahaha, its very intersting how car companies make their commercial.

  (555) posted on 07.29.2010

I’m awaiting the rebuttal once Top Gear gets back on the air at the end of this month.... This should be better than Mini VS. Porsche!

  (808) posted on 06.21.2010

hahaha great promotional movie. yes it’s beautiful and stunning.. even myself craves for it..

  (417) posted on 06.20.2010

nice CGI.. i love the reaction of the Hamster on what the deer said.. Lovely as a "hamster sandwich".

  (666) posted on 06.17.2010

Cool commercial, and am not expecting that the deer will be able to drive that hyundai. Well, that was fun and I think this even prove the durability will look like the deer horn.

  (379) posted on 06.17.2010

hahaha those hamster looks too small for the deer hahaha.. isn’t that the Kia and Hyundai tied up?

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