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Two-tone car paint makes a comeback, with Nissan, Hyundai among automakers reviving 50s-era styling for SUVs

If you think you’ve been seeing a lot of white, silver, gray or black cars on the road lately, you’re not wrong.

More than 3 in 4 vehicles sold today in North America are one of those four monochromatic “colors,” if you can call them that. But the period of rather subdued colors might be coming to an end.

Automakers have introduced more than half a dozen SUVs in the past two years with two-tone paint options, as they seek to differentiate their vehicles from each other and capitalize on new technology. Two-tone paint options usually carry a premium of a few hundred dollars.

In a move that could bring two-tone paint into the mainstream, Nissan announced in June that it will offer two-tone paint options on the redesigned 2021 Nissan Rogue SUV, one of the most popular vehicles in America.

The company previously tried it out on the

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