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Line - General Motors and Mitsubishi Hope to Cash in on Popularity
NEW YORK, NY -
General Motors is planning on using the 2nd Annual
Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, May 3rd - 11th as
a platform to unveil three all-new vehicles: the Cadillac XLR,
Chevrolet SSR and the Saab 9-3.
As sponsor and the Official Vehicle Provider of the Festival,
General Motors will play a role in many of the Festival's activities
throughout Lower Manhattan. Established last year, the Festival was
founded to create cultural initiatives dedicated to the economic
redevelopment of Lower Manhattan.
A selection of GM's all-new and historic vehicles will be seen
throughout Festival week, at the opening procession parade, the
1950's style "Drive-In" and during the Family Festival
Street Fair. GM will “raise the curtain” on the 2004 Cadillac
XLR, the 2003 Chevrolet SSR and the 2004 Saab 9-3 on May 6th,
hoping to engage the attention of the crowds expected to attend the
in a similar tie-in, Mitsubishi Motors
announced plans today for a new television ad campaign based
on the forthcoming launch of Universal Pictures' "2Fast,
2Furious," the sequel to the smash hit 2001 movie "The
Fast and the Furious," scheduled for release on June 6, 2003.
The company also announced that the first television ad for
Lancer Evolution will begin airing today and that the second phase
of Endeavor spots are now in rotation.
The new television ad, based on "2Fast, 2Furious,"
was created by Deutsch LA and will feature the 2003 Mitsubishi
Eclipse Spyder Convertible and the 2003 Lancer OZ Rally edition.
It will include scenes from the movie staring Paul Walker and
2Furious' is a natural showcase for the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
and Eclipse Spyder," said Greg O'Neill, president and chief
operating officer, Sales Division, MMNA.
"The fast-paced excitement of the movie perfectly
parallels the style and performance of the Mitsubishi brand."
from the co-branded efforts with Universal Pictures, Mitsubishi
began airing today the first television commercial for the Lancer
Evolution. The ad, titled "Religion," is based on the
vehicle's championship rally heritage and long-standing popularity
in the automotive enthusiast community. The ad cuts from scenes of
Lancer Evolution thrashing around corners of a
course to the vehicle attracting throngs of enthusiasts on the car
show circuit. The
ad began airing today on national television and cable.