Chrysler brand commercial features iconic American singer/songwriter Bob Dylan, who narrates apologue that celebrates “America’s Import”. Chrysler brand commercial introduces “America’s Import” tagline specific to the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 #AmericasImport
Chrysler Brand’s “America’s Import”
The two-minute commercial reveals the new “America’s Import” tagline for the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200. It features legendary American musician/singer/songwriter Bob Dylan – who in a collaborative first for the artist – not only appears in the commercial and provided one of his tracks, “Things Have Changed,” but also narrates the apologue that celebrates “America’s Import.”
The commercial features gritty, industrial imagery from Detroit, providing glimpses of the men and women from past and present committed to building world class automobiles – including footage at Chrysler Group’s renovated Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) – interspersed with bold American imagery covering the nation’s most iconic paved roads, beaches, diners and other well-known personalities including Dylan himself (past and present), James Dean, Julius Erving and Marilyn Monroe.
The spot also features footage of Dylan filmed in the greater Los Angeles area, in the new Chrysler 200, and in iconic surroundings suggested by the songwriter, including the Bradbury Building (the city’s oldest landmarked building).
In the commercial, Dylan echoes an honest, pure and poetic recant of America’s can-do spirit, admiring, and celebrating the role the automobile and those who make it have played in its history. Narration includes the following:
Is there anything more American than America?
‘Cause you can’t import original.
You can’t fake true cool.
You can’t duplicate legacy.
Because what Detroit created was a first
and became an inspiration to the… rest of the world.
Yeah…Detroit made cars. And cars made America.
Making the best, making the finest, takes conviction.
And you can’t import, the heart and soul, of every man and woman working on the line.
You can search the world over for the finer things,
but you won’t find a match for the American road
and the creatures that live on it.
Because we believe in the zoom,
and the roar, and the thrust.
And when it’s made here, it’s made with the one thing
you can’t import from anywhere else. American…Pride.
So let Germany brew your beer,
Let Switzerland make your watch,
Let Asia assemble your phone.
We…will build…your car.
Viewers can keep up with the excitement by following #AmericasImport on Twitter and Instagram. The broadcast commercial can be viewed at the Chrysler brand’s official YouTube site.
The Chrysler brand’s “America’s Import” was created in partnership with Global Hue’s offices in both New York and Detroit.