It appears a Lexus dealership in New Zealand thinks Teslas are very protected automobiles – a lot in order that the luxurious carmaker used a photograph of the Mannequin 3 in its personal social media marketing campaign. The entire thing might be an accident, nevertheless it’s numerous enjoyable anyway.
Tauranga Lexus, which payments itself as a “cutting-edge dealership” in Tauranga, New Zealand, is operating a advertising marketing campaign on its official Fb web page. The marketing campaign is definitely an excellent one because it highlights how drivers and passengers ought to use their automotive parts appropriately. One such put up, for instance, mentioned the proper strategy to put on a seat belt.
And for drivers, Lexus dealerships centered on learn how to correctly place the steering wheel.
“Protected driving with Lexus
“What’s the appropriate place for my steering wheel?
“Regulate your steering wheel in order that it factors to your chest, not your head or neck. Transfer your seat again so far as potential, whereas nonetheless comfortably reaching the pedals. You have to be not less than 10 inches from the steering wheel, out of your breastbone to the middle of the wheel.
As an instance how a driver ought to use the steering wheel appropriately, a Lexus dealership used a photograph of a lady driving a Tesla Mannequin 3. To be honest, the individual within the picture used the steering wheel fairly effectively. It is fairly distinctive and enjoyable to see Lexus, a model that’s often in contrast favorably to Tesla in terms of interiors and high quality, use the Mannequin 3’s inside to exhibit a optimistic level.
Now, I am no Lexusologist, so I could possibly be incorrect, however that does not appear like a Lexus inside. pic.twitter.com/OmY7VORivL
— Gavin Shoebridge (@KiwiEV) September 17, 2022
After the gossip, some members of the EV group instantly known as out the Lexus dealership on social media. What’s extra fascinating, nonetheless, is that the picture utilized by the Lexus dealership truly gave the impression to be a zoomed-in photograph of the Mannequin 3 inside. If the picture was zoomed out somewhat extra, it will be very clear that the car within the photograph was not a Lexus.
Huge Display Mode: ‘On’ pic.twitter.com/76jed0vJR8
— Evers (@cosmopassenger) September 17, 2022
Whereas some EV advocates word that the put up has been on-line for a while, Lexus dealerships appear to have realized its gaffe. As of writing, the put up is not on-line. It is a disgrace, although, as a result of it supplied Tesla with much-appreciated promoting — nonetheless unintended it might have been.
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