Remember Volkswagen’s The Force commercial? The one featuring a pint-sized Darth Vader trying his “powers” out on the new Volkswagen Passat in his parent’s driveway. Well, it turns out that the amusing ad made it as one of the top 10 most watched videos on YouTube in 2011. The ad made its debut at the Super Bowl, and the recipe combining one of the most popular car brands in the world with one of the biggest movie franchises in the world sent the ad on its way to becoming one of the most viral videos of 2011.

The commercial showcases the Passat’s Remote Start feature, which allows you to start your Volkswagen Passat’s engine from your remote control while you are still outside the car – this is a useful feature if you want to crank up your car to let the air conditioning run and cool down the interior before you get into the driver’s seat.

The Passat featured in the ad is the North American model, which is a unique larger model designed specifically for the North American and Chinese markets. The Passat sedan with the 1.8 liter TSI engine that was launched in Malaysia this year is the European model.