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Did you know that there is rogue SUV production? Not to worry, it will be brought under control: Nissan will move production of its Rogue crossover from Kyushu, Japan, where it is built now, to Smyrna, Tennessee in 2013, Nissan’s America chief Carlos Tavares told The Nikkei [sub] today.

The move will bring more than 100,000 units to the U.S., and probably more jobs to Tennessee. “One of the biggest challenge is the strength of the Japanese yen and the impact it has on our profitability,” Tavares said. The yen is stands at 83 to the dollar, and it makes no moves of getting cheaper. At these rates, exporting from Japan is a money losing proposition.

Tavares figures that total global auto sales in 2010 by all makers were 72 million, up from 62 million in 2009. For this year Tavares expect “no less than 73 million.”

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: The Juke’s On You Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-the-jukes-on-you-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-the-jukes-on-you-edition/#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2010 17:09:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341006 Nissan Juke, Nissan's sub-Rogue crossover

Nissan stumbles into Scion territory with this teaser image of its new compact crossover, the Juke, to be built in Britain starting this year. The Juke is supposed to bridge the gap between the Qashqai (Rogue) soft-roader and the Note compact MPV. Because someone, somewhere wants a compact crossover with less capability than a Rogue and less rear visibility than a Note. The hunt for that confused consumer is now officially on.

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Quote Of The Day: Rogue Or Rouge Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/quote-of-the-day-rogue-or-rouge-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/quote-of-the-day-rogue-or-rouge-edition/#comments Mon, 30 Nov 2009 22:51:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=337425 Going Rogue?

“The Krom Rogue will look a little more masculine,” [Patrick Steiner, director of sales and marketing for Nissan North America's Specialty Vehicles and Accessories unit] said while standing alongside a prototype black Krom model at Nissan’s North American headquarters here. “We think it will attract a higher percentage of male buyers.”

Manly men can expect to pay $2,000-$4,000 over base for the Krom Edition Rogue’s masculinity defining “entirely new front end with a mesh grille, fog lights, rear spoiler, tinted glass, center exhaust pipes and 17-inch alloy wheels.” [Autoweek, via MSN]

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