Quote Of The Day: Rogue Or Rouge Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

“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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  • Stingray Stingray on Dec 01, 2009

    Filed into the "Do not want" folder.

  • Psarhjinian Psarhjinian on Dec 01, 2009

    I actually like it, at least more than the gormless standard-issue Rogue. I mean, it's not a lifted Ram 3500 with Truck Nutz**, but it's not too bad. It'll probably be the standard look soon enough. I've seen Rogues all over the place in southern Ontario: they seem at least as popular as the CR-V (no prize itself, and more expensive to boot) and nearly as much as the RAV/4 or Escape/Tribute. It's a good car, too. That it appeals to women is not really surprising as that's the mission of just about every crossover and cute-ute save the Nitro (which, to Chrysler's marketing department''s chagrin, ended up appealing mostly to women as well). Women have a large say in car purchasing, especially for nondiscretionary vehicles like these, and not pitching to them is a recipe for marketshare suicide. ** Hey Nissan, there's an idea: Krom Truck Nutz.

  • Lemmy-powered Lemmy-powered on Dec 01, 2009

    Is this for real? I, for one, look forward to many laughs as the blogosphere ridicules this "man purse edition" to death.

  • Ricky Spanish Ricky Spanish on Dec 01, 2009

    By Crom's crooked beard that's an ugly car.