Video: Banned Toyota Yaris commercial from Australia

Just like any warm-blooded, auto-loving homo sapien, we appreciate smart and witty car commercials when we see one. Unfortunately, this particular Toyota Yaris commercial from the Land Down Under can be described in neither of those terms.

While we have no problem with a little subtlety, the sexual undertones in this commercial are a little too blatant, which also raised some alarm bells in Australia, prompting the sanctioning folks to ban the ad from airing on TV.

Fortunately, no such ‘bans’ exist on the Internet and you can watch the entire commercial in all its entirety.


Source: YouTube

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  (402) posted on 07.15.2011

No wonder why that ad was Banned in Australia. The ad looks good but it’s just a little bit off the road. I think they should take this a lesson for the second time they will an ad.

  (449) posted on 07.14.2011

Although, this commercial was banned there’s still a way to watch this video. I guess if they are really serious about thing they need to remove that as well in the internet.

  (797) posted on 07.14.2011

Australia is different from the Americans and Japanese thought about this thing.. I guess they just need to respect the culture of this country.

  (449) posted on 03.4.2011

why do they need to do that? Since the current model in Australia is good with what those features the only thing that i don’t like is all the information like speed is in the middle of the car which is the same with the cargo here.

  (409) posted on 03.4.2011

think the new design is a modern approach to introduce the iQ without being garish. I think designers are begging for attention with the latest design of the front ends.

  (778) posted on 12.22.2009

I’m shocked that Australia banned this kind of commercial. Well we have different point of view of this one but I think the commercial is good.

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