The theme of the ad centres on a group of fed-up office workers one Monday morning. One worker though goes on a one-man mission to cheer up his colleagues.
Speaking in a thick Jamaican accent, the employee looks on the brighter side of life, imparting his wisdom on all who approach him - even his boss.
However Volkswagen is bracing itself for a racism storm before the ad has even aired.
The commercial is currently available to view on YouTube, with a number of commentators questioning Volkswagen's decision to film a heavyset white man talking in a stereotypical Jamaican accent.