Honda Pulls “Hair Raising” April Fools Prank

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TORRANCE, Calif. (WWJ) – Less than a week after getting a lot of attention for its “HondaVac” option on its new Odyssey Minivan, Honda got a little more attention announcing something it called “Honda Hair” — a hair cutting option.

Then, we noticed the date on the calendar, April 1st.

Honda did confirm that this was an April Fools joke. Of course it was fairly easy to figure this out from quotes like this in the Honda press release.

“We recognize that our Odyssey drivers are busier than ever, which is why we’ve packed the car with so many conveniences, including this HondaHAIR forward-thinking technology,” said Parsley Thyme, head of Public Relations at American Honda.

As you might expect, there is no Parsley Thyme listed as a spokesperson for Honda’s public relations department.

However, the joke does bring more attention to the “HondaVac” option, which includes a vacuum cleaner in the back of the Odyssey minivan. It was revealed at last year’s New York Auto Show.

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