USPS Unveils New Truck, People Say It Belongs in Pixar's 'Cars'

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has unveiled its new truck and people think it's adorable, with the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV) being compared to something out of a Pixar movie or an Animal Crossing game.

The new truck is part of USPS's 10-year plan to become the preferred delivery service in the U.S., which includes a modernization of the fleet. But when USPS released photos of what the new truck will look like, Twitter users were distracted by just how cute they are.

Twitter user Kristian Bob shared a photo of the truck edited to have eyes just like the vehicles in the Pixar movie Cars and said: "Giving the USPS truck even more Pixar vibes."

Giving the USPS truck even more Pixar vibes pic.twitter.com/ESvmmesmmt

— kristian bob (@kristianbob) February 24, 2021

Twitter user @ffroggei compared the USPS to a car from the Sony Pictures Animation movie Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and said: "why does the new USPS truck look like a less cartoony version of Flint Lockwood's flying car"

why does the new USPS truck look like a less cartoony version of flint lockwood’s flying car pic.twitter.com/QAZGM875jC

— jules (@ffroggei) February 24, 2021

The comparisons to kids' movies are not restricted just to vehicles, however, as @SpillSeshYT said: "There's a new USPS truck and [I don't know] why but it just gave me these vibes," and compared the van to Gill from Finding Nemo.

There’s a new usps truck and idk why but it just gave me these vibes pic.twitter.com/K4oKU3BJ3W

— Spill Sesh (@spillseshYT) February 25, 2021

Andrew Gorton also compared the truck to an illustration, but perhaps less favorably, and said: "The new USPS vehicle design looks like my attempt to draw a truck in first grade."

The new USPS vehicle design looks like my attempt to draw a truck in first grade. pic.twitter.com/hOafVzN6V5

— Andrew Gorton WTOC (@AndrewGortonWx) February 24, 2021

The truck has also been compared to a range of cute creatures, from ducks and pugs to beluga whales and platypuses.

But aside from looking sweet, the new USPS trick will include air conditioning, heating and improved ergonomics, according to a press release. It will also have 360-degree cameras, advanced braking and traction control, airbags, a front- and rear collision avoidance system, and increased cargo capacity.

Oshkosh Defense will finalize the truck's design and deliver up to 165,000 vehicles over the next ten years.

"As the American institution that binds our country together, the U.S. Postal Service can have a bright and modern future if we make investments today that position us for excellence tomorrow," said Postmaster General and USPS Chief Executive Officer Louis DeJoy.

"The NGDV program expands our capacity for handling more package volume and supports our carriers with cleaner and more efficient technologies, more amenities, and greater comfort and security as they deliver every day on behalf of the American people."

But those who are excited about the new truck will have to wait to see it cruising down their streets, as the new USPS trucks are not expected to appear on carrier routes until 2023.

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The new USPS truck has been likened to a character out of Pixar's 'Cars.' USPS