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11-Year-Old Rap Artist “Punks” Test Drivers in New Mitsubishi Ad

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander GT

Have you ever test-driven a potential new car, only to have a rap artist freestyle a list of its perks and features to you? Neither have we, but thanks to a collaboration between Mitsubishi and That Girl Lay Lay, the new Mitsubishi ad campaign “Punking the Test Drive” is taking drivers by surprise.

Alaya “That Girl Lay Lay” High is an 11-year-old girl who also happens to be the music industry’s youngest-ever female rap artist with a record deal. She’s following in the footsteps of previous Mitsubishi collaborators like freestyle rapper Harry Mack and reputable voice-over narrator Jon Bailey in providing a new and entertaining experience for test drivers. But That Girl Lay Lay brings her own brand of surprises to the table. Posing as a Mitsubishi sales associate’s daughter, she joins families as they ride in the 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander — until her “father” switches on the sound system for a “test,” giving her an instrumental to which she can rattle off the Outlander’s long list of features in style.

The new Mitsubishi ad brings a fun, upbeat flair to your average car commercial, and the surprise and joy on the drivers’ and passengers’ faces are genuine. Test-drive a new Mitsubishi model for yourself at Larry Jay Mitsubishi to see what all of the hype is about.

Test Driving Tips: Finding the Right Car

Before you buy a car, you should always test drive it. Many dealerships now allow you to take cars overnight, which is a great way to get to know a potential vehicle. You should look out for things like drivability, comfort, ease of use, visibility, and more. Below are some test driving tips to keep in mind to help you get the most out of your visit.

Test Driving Tips

Do Research

According to Car and Driver, the first tip is to do some research. If possible, narrow it down to two or three vehicles. Then, test drive these cars back to back. This will help you determine which you like better. You should also see if any friends or family are available to give you a second opinion. However, be sure to ask a few days in advance and have a backup plan. If necessary, make a list of things that you think are essential in a vehicle.

Get Acquainted

Next, get acquainted with the car before you drive it. Are the seats comfortable? What’s it feel like in the back? Is there a lot of storage space? What does the exterior look like? These are all questions you should ask yourself before even driving the car. If you have a car seat or other accessory, make sure it will fit as well.

Pay Attention

During the actual test drive, pay attention to things like visibility, comfort, media features, and enjoyability. Are there many blind spots? Are you too high or too low to the road? Are you comfortable? Can you use media gadgets without taking your eyes off the road? Is it fun to drive? You should also consider handling and performance as well.

These are the basics to test driving. First, come prepared. Next, give it a once over while it’s in park. Finally, when test driving, pay attention to enjoyability, safety, and more. With these tips in mind, your drive will help you make the right decision.