It turns out that BMW marketing aren’t the only people in their trade who are full of crap, Hyundai’s getting in on the deal too. According to the RACV’s Royal Auto magazine,
“Hyundai has also addressed one of the messier issues associated with owning a diesel: each car comes with a pair of latex free vinyl gloves to keep hands clean during refuelling.”
Brilliant! This should see Hyundai diesels walking out the door. Let’s not get caught up in the fact that in Australia the high cost of diesel, coupled with the premium you pay for a diesel model of a car, completely outweighs the efficiency gains over petrol, let’s just focus on the mess.
There is a problem here though, once you’ve filled your car from the oily, messy diesel bowser and removed your complementary vinyl gloves, where do you put the now filthy gloves? Perhaps Hyundai need to go one step further and offer a free carry bag for storing dirty gloves in? Then once you’ve got your bag you’ll need to keep it somewhere that’s accessible, so that you can refuel your
tractor diesel car when it’s fully loaded. Perhaps Hyundai therefore need to build a dirty glove bag holder into the driver’s door of all of their diesel cars? I’m not sure that the marketing people realised how broadly their idea could affect the company, but I have no doubt that a ‘can do’ company like Hyundai will rise to meet the challenges laid down by their marketing drones.
There is one final problem involved with refuelling and vinyl gloves though. Who really wants to go to their local service station looking like this?
Hat tip to JR for the story from the RACV.