So, to preface this post, I am completely aware that all of the autobots in TF1 were GM vehicles. Ultimately I could look past that deliberate sponsorship because Bay at least handpicked cars from different brands, and in a way mixed things up a little bit: Bumblebee - Chevy Jazz - Pontiac Optimus - Peterbilt Ironhide - GMC Ratchet - Hummer I think that, at least, was a smart move. That way he could please his sponsors, and kind of please the fans, but I'm not seeing that in TF2. So far we've got four new consumer model autobots (excluding motorcycles and military vehicles): Sideswipe, Mudflap, Skids, and Jolt. And you'd think Bay would at least dip into some unused GM brands: Saab, Cadillac, Saturn, hell even Buick. Effectively keeping it fresh, and pleasing both parties, but nope: Sideswipe - Chevy Mudflap - Chevy Skids - Chevy Jolt - Chevy It even sounds like Jolt wasn't even meant to be in the film, until at the very last minute he was thrown in. To me a last minute character addition means one of two things: 1) He's a redshirt, and will get killed off in no time. 1) He's actually very important to the story (however Orci seems pretty oblivious to his existence) 3) Michael Bay needed money, Chevy needed to promote the Volt. I just hope the actual autobot logo gets more screen time than the Chevy Bow-tie. Heck, that leaked pick-up truck Soundwave concept art we saw last year was him as a Chevy Silverado. Coincidence?