Automakers Fall in Love With Odd Spokescreatures

Lots of auto reporters were scratching their heads this week at the news that Toyota will be featuring a computer-generated anime character in some ads aimed at Asian Americans. But Hatsune Miku, the blue-haired Japanese singing sensation, is really just one of many strange creations that marketers have wrangled up to pitch their cars this year. The first Miku spot is below. After the jump, we recap some of the other inhuman spokescreatures that automakers have put behind the wheel lately.