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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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Nissan is most awarded mass market car brand for 2020

Despite a string of bad news for Nissan, from its CEO’s fall from grace, to crashing stock prices, to the halt in production brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, a ray of light shines upon the beleaguered Japanese car brand after a study found it to be the most-awarded mass market brand in 2020.

The latest J.D. Power 2020 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, released last week, revealed that Nissan managed four segment wins, the most of any mass market brand.

 

The all-new 2020 Nissan Sentra is Nissan’s best performing car in the study, scoring 42 points above its segment average (compact car). Meanwhile, the all-new Nissan Versa scored 41 points ahead of segment average (small car). Consequently, the latest Nissan Maxima was 30 points ahead of segment average (large car) marking the third APEAL segment win in a row for the Nissan

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