April Fuels Day- The Best April Fools of 2015

01/04/2015

Every year the motoring industry comes up trumps with some of the best, headline grabbing April Fools’ pranks. And 2015 was no exception! We’ve put together a list of our favourites, including a very mini Volkswagen, a bite-sized BMW and a chrome-plated Mini Cooper!

Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Mini

Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Mini

Hearkening back to the glory days of the Bedford Rascal van, Volkswagen announced the Caddy Maxi Mini. At 2.4m long, this micro-van has only one seat and probably only enough room to store the smallest of tool boxes.

Our favourite part of the prank? This quote from Volkswagen’s ‘“Head of Commercial Vehicle Product Development’”, Dr. Avin A’Laf : "We see the Caddy Maxi Mini as our equivalent of the chocolate bars at the supermarket checkout. We hope that when customers come and buy one of our multi-award-winning full-size vans, they’ll add a Caddy Maxi Mini as a little treat."

BMW Motor Mouth

BMW got in on the April Fools’ action with the announcement of Motor Mouth, the ultimate mouthguard for rugby players. A fusion between BMW signature Grilles and the sort of mouth grills you see in rap videos, Motor Mouth is certainly eye catching. Chris Robshaw features as the mouthpiece’s chief tester and can be seen extolling its benefits in the video below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqZ_fwEOoK8

The Guardian

The Guardian

Jeremy Clarkson was the butt of the Guardian’s April Fools’ prank. The paper reported that Clarkson had turned his back on the motor-world and decided to dedicate his “time and financial resources to sustainable energy, road safety and forging mutual understanding and tolerance between people of different cultures and religions.”

Yeah right!. Read about the pranks in full here:-

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/apr/01/jeremy-clarkson-joins-guardian-drive-for-fossil-fuel-divestment

TescoPFS

TescoPFS

We love TescoPFS’s brilliant car-wash idea but we’re a bit concerned that they forgot to include a shower curtain…

The 2016 Honda HR-V SLF “Selfie” Edition

The 2016 Honda HR-V SLF “Selfie” Edition

Never one to miss out on the latest technology, Honda announced the all new HR-V Selfie Edition, with 10 cameras across the interior and exterior of the vehicle for capturing in-vehicle self-portraits. With over one million selfies taken every day, we can see this idea catching on… which is why we’re really glad it’s only an April Fools’ joke.

Did we miss any? What was your favourite April Fools’ Day prank this year? Let us know on Twitter at @fuelGenie.

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