VW pressing charges against anonymous makers of fake Polo spot

WOLFSBURG, Germany. The Volkswagen group has pressed charges against the anonymous producers of a parody commercial for the Polo subcompact car, which is currently circulating on the Internet.

The spot is approximately 20 seconds long (it can be viewed under ). It shows an Arabic-looking man with a scarf and belt full of explosives strapped around his chest getting into a black Polo, then parking the car in front of a cafe.

He then pushes a button on a remote control. The next scene shows a huge explosion inside the car but it only causes the Polo to rock back and forth. The car and the restaurant patrons remain unharmed. The spot finishes with the original slogan "Polo. Small but tough."

Officials at VW said the automaker is in no way connected to the commercial. The ad is a fake that "is an assault on (the company's) good reputation," a spokesman said.

Web forums worldwide have been debating whether the so-called "viral ad" is genuine or not.

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