RT50 Toyota Corona Found in Infiniti M Hybrid Ad


Oversight or subtle jab? In a new Nissan TV spot, the Infiniti M Hybrid speeds through “the last 100 years of hybrid technology.” When it gets to 1978, there’s an RT50 Toyota Corona sitting pretty in a supposed hybrid car dealership. And that’s not the only Aichi product in the commercial either. The M later whizzes by a Lexus GS450h en route to a balletic slow-mo drift as the voice-over announces it’s the first hybrid you’ll enjoy driving. Oooh, burn! Watch the full ad below the fold.

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10 Responses to RT50 Toyota Corona Found in Infiniti M Hybrid Ad

  1. cesariojpn said:

    I didn’t know Bond Bug’s were Hybrids.

  2. Charlie said:

    cool… but those are not bond bugs.. they are “comutacar’s” and they were not hybrid..
    they are all electric.

  3. Toyotageek said:

    Haha… That’s on old dealership in Long Beach @ Willow & Lakewood. A co-worker drove by when they were filming it not too long ago.

    • Ben said:

      It’s a cool-looking retro building. Is it still used for anything?

      • Toyotageek said:

        Filming commercials?
        I haven’t driven by in a long time. I think it’s still there but the property is for sale or lease? Next time you’re in Long Beach you should swing by with the wagon and take some pix.

  4. Tyler said:

    I see they have plenty of Vanguard Citicars. I’ve only seen one, and it was at a drag race of all places. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sven_designs/5108096857/in/set-72157625101051007/

  5. 280zx@541 said:

    Bad ass I would buy if I was looking for a hybrid!

  6. IronNam said:

    LS hybrid. Look her up.

  7. teh said:

    The car in the commercial (with the guy in the car) is an early hybrid that may be on display at the LA Peterson Auto Museum. It is a modified Honda civic. It is an early electric hybrid. The building was a dealership and a Googie design. See LBReport.com – story by J. Mello for some history and planned reuse of the building.