This Grandma And Her Family Take A Road Trip Across America In A Volkswagen Atlas

Volkswagen introduced its biggest SUV, the Atlas, in late March with a humorous tale of the birds and bees that was widely publicized and got mixed reviews. Now, VW is going for a more emotional angle in its new Atlas campaign. The commercial starts with a letter from a dying grandfather to his family. He and his wife hail from Ireland, and he wants his family to take a trip to see America. And that’s just what they do…alongside the pleasant sounds of Simon & Garfunkel’s “America”, the family takes a cross-country trip in their Atlas. We see the country’s breathtaking landscapes, and the grandkids learn more about how they met. The road trip culminates in the clan spreading his ashes at sunset along the rocky Pacific coastline. Aww. There are also a series of shorter spots showing the family’s journey (while of course tying them in with features of the car). By the way, the grandmother is played by seventy-eight-year old Marie Gallagher.

AT&T Takes A Musical Road Trip

I find this commercial to be obnoxious. Mostly because of the couple’s pretty terrible (and really white) music tastes. I’m sure many of you will disagree. But the girl in this ad is quite attractive…she’s Ingrid Haas.

Nat Christiana Took A Long Road Trip For Taco Bell

Nat Christiana drove his friends 965 miles to get a Taco Bell taco with a shell made out of Nacho Cheese Doritos. Nat Christiana and his friends should probably get lives. But now Nat Christiana is in a Taco Bell commercial, so he has the last laugh. (3/12 edit: Nat Christiana doesn’t actually appear in this ad, just his name. This is the real video of Nat’s Dorito Locos Taco experience). Nat Christiana approves this commercial.

Here’s a review of the Doritos Locos Taco, a new favorite for Nat Christiana and stoners nationwide. And another review for Doritos Locos Taco Supreme.

Apple’s iPhone 4S Helps On Road Trips Too

For the wanderlusty types who might want to leave cold Boston for Santa Cruz, Siri is with you. Siri will tell you directions, good BBQ spots in KC, whether there’s a rodeo going on in Amarillo, and find a gas station when you’re in the middle o’nowhere. Also, it’ll remind you to take a cross-country road trip again. A fun and adventurous commercial.

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