Memorable car and bike advertisements in India

Creativity comes out best when one is under pressure. That’s what usually happens in India. Off late, you will have witnessed a rise in creative antics by people out of sheer boredom during the quarantine days. While some can be viewed with family, there are others that you may be embarrassed about sitting with your mom and watching. However, there have been some automotive advertisements over the years that have you reminiscing about them long after they have gone off air. Here are a few examples.

Bajaj Caliber 115

The Bajaj Caliber 115 motorcycle may long have been forgotten but people will always remember the hoodibaba jingle. The motorcycle was teased for a good amount of time before being actually launched. Look at the video below and you will understand.

Bajaj Pulsar

Every Pulsar ad has always been iconic. But the first one, no one can forget. Bajaj made sure that they caught the attention of enthusiasts from the onset. If it probably wasn’t for this ad, the Pulsar brand might not have had such a rise.

Hero Honda CD100

Emerging star (at that time), Salman Khan was the force behind this ad. More than the men, the ladies used to watch this one. We don’t need you to tell us why.

Hero Honda CBZ

It had then love birds Dino Morea and Lara Dutta as the cast. The CBZ was an icon then and promised a sportsbike experience in the late 90s.

Hero Honda Karizma ZMR

While the earlier teaser of the regular Karizma was exciting, the one for the ZMR was even more. It had the then ambassador, Hrithik Roshan in the lead. The image of him trying to retrieve his cap from an hurricane is unforgettable.

Hyundai Santro

Shahrukh Khan has been associated with the brand till now. This was his first ad with them and introduced the Indian audience to brand Hyundai. A series of ads followed that show how Mr Khan was eventually convinced to advertise for Hyundai in India.

Bajaj Chetak

Not the new one but for the old. This ad became a slogan, so famous that Bajaj ended up using it even now. Seen it?

Suzuki Samurai

Who can forget this smoking motorcycle from the 90s. The Japanese gentleman giving into ignorance and more. This was more fun than describing the actual qualities of the bike.

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