6 April Fools’ Day Stunts From Car Makers

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Automakers have a tremendous amount of fun around April Fools’ Day, and sometimes will put a significant amount of effort into creating elaborate hoaxes, some of which border on believable (and others, not so much). Who can forget such classics as the BMW M3 pickup or the HondaHair?

This year’s entries seemed somewhat tame, though entertaining nonetheless. Some are actually decent ideas that just need a few tweaks and could potentially make great real-world products (like the Hyundai Veloster Pickup – that thing looks sweet).

BMW is back to making baby accessories, Honda’s back with an exceptionally well-produced pitch for a build-your-own car concept, and Mini somehow made the Cooper more British. All this and more, after the jump. (A hat-tip goes to the guys at Autoblog for compiling the ideas beforehand.)

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