Originally Posted by skunkd
If the HA was a current altitude but with overland body and options we would. Buts it's not it's a summit which is for a different consumer base... Literally everyone you see driving a summit is over 45 and usually a woman.
Well...I don't know what the sales demographics are but I kind of doubt they match your perception.
The upper-end trims of any vehicle that stretches into the $40-50K+ range will always show a demographic skew towards older ages. And that has almost zero to do with differences in "taste" or appearance. When it does, that is because the appearance or feature set is targeted towards the demographic most likely to be ABLE to buy it.
I realize this board tends to draw a lot of "privileged" younger people as well as those who are in other age groups. But...one has to remember, despite your purchasing power, that the AVERAGE 20-30 year old is NOT in the market for a $40-50K+ vehicle. Your average 40+ year old is more likely to be in that market, though by no means is the average person.
So when taking note of demographic skews like this it makes sense to realize why that skew may be happening. And to realize that in order to maximize sales any vehicle manufacturer is going to aim styling and features to the demographic most likely to be able to afford said trim level.
This changes somewhat when you are dealing with limited-run specialty trims.
And geez...some of you need to chill out about getting so personally invested one way or the other when it comes to a vehicle's appearance. If it appeals to a large enough segment, it will sell. If not, it won't. But acting like your opinion is some swaying vote is a little overreaching. For every vehicle out there I can find people vehemently opposed to its looks or features...yet many of these sell well. If you don't like it, don't buy it. If you do, buy it. But when it comes to something as subjective as looks you're unlikely to change anyone's mind one way or the other.