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Fox has decided to broaden the Ford-centric product-placement universe of 24 and toss some Toyota in the mix. In the fifth-season "bridge" mini-movie that comes with the DVD set of season four, Kiefer Sutherland will run from or be running down baddies in an Avalon. Which we guess is sort of like a modern-day Steve McGarrett-mobile, but not nearly as badass as the top Five-Oh cop's Merc. Jeez...remember when Mercuries could be considered certifiably appropriate rides for badasses on either side of the law? Wha' happen?

Toyota Vehicles to Be Integrated into Fox's '24' [AdAge]

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