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Smackdown in Brazil: Ford vs. Nissan

Nissan commercial showing Brazilian rappers mocking “overpriced” Ford car pulled from airwaves

In the commercial, two Brazilian rappers dressed in as Ford employees stand in front of a silver Ford Focus, joking about how overpriced the car is.

“Don’t weep because you’re paying extra money,” the rappers say, showing off their rings and gold chains. “Your money was well spent, look what I do with it.”

The ad, sponsored by rival car maker Nissan, sparked a lawsuit that resulted in the commercial being pulled from the air on March 3, Reuters reports. The ad touts the Nissan Tiida, which Reuters said sells for about $1,800 less than a Ford Focus in Brazil.
 

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