If Viva Max produced automotive ads...

If you’ve been doing a job for as long as I have, chances are you’ll probably think you’ve seen everything at this point. 17 years is a long time, and writing about car launches, new models, reviews, so on and so forth can get a little monotonous day in and day out.

Clearly -as this new revelation shows- we haven’t seen everything yet. The reason is that someone produced a series of what would appear to be promotional videos for a carmaker, but contains significantly more -um- persuasive entertainment value.

Over in China, a series of 8 videos known only as “DEMO” emerged, and at first glance, it seems like a series of advertisements for the Wuling Starlight. While we cannot show you the videos, let me tell you know these 8 are like nothing I’ve ever seen that could possibly come officially from an automotive manufacturer.

NSFW: Someone made 8 soft core videos using the Wuling Starlight image

Sure, some automakers can get a bit provocative with their ad material to qualify as “banned from TV”, but the acts of lasciviousness depicted by the women in the videos are of another level entirely. We’re talking Viva Max softcore level. There is no way that a major auto manufacturer like Wuling would ever have green-lit such material.

Wuling is one of the major brands under Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) and General Motors (GM) in China. SAIC, as you may already know, is also the company that produces models that are branded as MG, Volkswagen, Maxus, so on and so forth.

The Wuling Starlight (or Xingguang) is a pure electric midsize sedan that they only started production this year. We don’t get that in the Philippine market just yet. While there is an official SAIC Motor subsidiary in the Philippines that handles MG, we don’t have an official distributor of Wuling that we know of.

As expected, Wuling HQ vehemently denied having ever produced or commissioned such videos.

NSFW: Someone made 8 soft core videos using the Wuling Starlight image

The “Wuling Starlight related DEMO videos” that appeared on the Internet today are all unofficial actions. It has had an extremely serious impact on the reputation of the Wuling brand. The company’s legal department has collected relevant evidence and reported the case to the local public security agency that afternoon. The Internet is not a place outside the law! We firmly resist any form of behavior that damages the image of our brands and products, and reserve the right to pursue the legal liability of relevant entities!

If that’s the case, where did the videos come from and what was the possible motivation behind the production that clearly puts Wuling in a bad light?

We can only make a guess given the somewhat professional video quality that it was possibly done by a disgruntled ad agency that perhaps wasn’t paid or lost the bid to another. It could even be just a promoter who just wanted to have fun and had too much spare time. 

We can’t really be sure who, but Wuling will definitely be pursuing legal action against whoever produced it and used their new Starlight to do it.

NSFW: Someone made 8 soft core videos using the Wuling Starlight image

 

Now I’ve seen everything. Or have I?