Can Someone Explain The Mercedes Ad Iranians Saw During The World Cup?

If you've ever wondered how Mercedes is trying to sell the C-Class in Iran, here's your answer. In short: With its hazards on.

While Iranian protestors regularly chant "death to America" before buying a Chevy Camaro, German manufacturers don't have to deal with politics while they try to get a slice of Iran's 77-million-strong market.


This ad was played during the FIFA World Cup there, and if you happen to be Iranian, please let us know below what hazard lights and seat belt reminders have to do with making tea. It's beyond me.

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Max Finkel

I'm all about that Chai and Tadig. If they use Persian food to sell cars in the states they'd have one more customer in me.