Volkswagen files complaint over spoof Internet ad


FRANKFURT, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG has filed criminal charges over a spoof advertisement for its Polo small car that has been circulating on the Internet, Europe's biggest carmaker said on Friday. The so-called "viral ad" -- unauthorised by Volkswagen or its advertising agencies -- shows a suicide bomber detonating his explosives in a Polo parked outside a busy cafe, only to have the car absorb the blast. The 20-second spot ends with the Volkswagen logo and the Polo's actual ...

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