All the media have informed about the following Hyundai ad that was quickly suspended:
The man tries to commit suicide by inhaling the gases from the exhaust pipe. But Hyundai ix35 only has "water emissions", whatever it exactly means, so he fails.
Understandably, some people – including surviving dependants of people who did commit suicide in a car – were upset. Well, suicides are present on the maternal side of my DNA chain but I wasn't offended. Instead, the video looks boring to me. It had to be very cheap to shoot it, too.
Also, it seems clear to me that well over 99 percent of drivers don't care whether it's possible to commit suicide with the help of the exhaust gases – or whether they contain CO2 at all (how much you pay for the gasoline obviously does matter, however). Of course that too high a concentration of the friendly gas known as CO2 – above 20,000 ppm (2%) or certainly 50,000 ppm (5%) – is toxic but there is an easy way to avoid the risk: either take the exhaust pipe out of the cabin or open the window. ;-)
I do love some car commercials. Sweet cake car Škoda is great, and so is mean green Škoda. In the U.K., lots of various cool Škoda advertisements are created.
That's also true for India where Škoda is a more valuable brand than Mercedes. It's very funny to see this exotic ad featuring something as unexotic as a Škoda car.
You may think that this selection of car adverts significantly overrepresents Škoda cars but you might be wrong. ;-)
This is what Britain's 10 most favorite cars look like. Škoda models occupy three spots out of ten, including the first, the second, and the sixth. The remaining seven spots are divided among seven companies. Despite the great supervision, no other VW Group subsidiary (or parent) has made it to the top ten.
If you're interesting in business in Czechia – and I realize it is extremely unlikely – you should know that amazon.com plans to open 1st-2nd Europe's greatest logistical center somewhere in Czechia by the end of the year. The runnerup was Poland; the other largest center in Europe is somewhere in Germany (Bad Hersfeld).
Almost 1/2 of the loss-making Czech Airlines was bought by Korean Airlines. That could be helpful for them, especially if their Northern pals destroy their national air fleet. ;-)