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America’s GM CEO insults Japanese cars

14 Dec

The 「最高経営責任者」 (Chief Executive Officer (CEO)) of one of America’s automobile corporation,  Dan Akerson, unveiled the latest model of the Chevrolet electric hybrid car called the “Volt“.

GM's Chevrolet "Volt"

At the unveiling of his company’s car, Mr. Akerson decided to express his opinion of Toyota Motor‘s hybrid car, the “Prius“.
He called Japan’s Prius a “geek-mobile” (かっこ悪い車) and he said that he wouldn’t be caught dead in one.

I wouldn’t be caught dead in a (Toyota) Prius.

– Dan Akerson, General Motors C.E.O.

The Toyota Prius doesn’t look “geeky” to me.  What do you think?


Toyota Prius

Which do you think is nicer, the Chevy “Volt” or the Toyota “Prius”?