Toyota Prius Super Bowl ad is good fun

Toyota wants people to think of its Prius as a fun, sporty car — hardly the image it has now. It aired a new commercial during the Super Bowl that features a Prius as a getaway car for a gang of bank robbers.

The police are surprised to find the Prius is faster than they thought, as the thieves lead them on a merry chase through the city and out onto the highway. The ad makes it a point to showcase the Prius’ excellent fuel economy, as one after another, the pursuers run out of gas.

What happens next is quite amusing. Watch it for yourself to see the surprise ending.