|Quoting JohnKrist (Reply 2):|
Another example is cars, where cars that targets men are usually called 750xi, 300M or such, and a car that target female buyers are called Twingo, Jazz etc
Excepting of course Zonda, Carrera GT
, Veyron. I wouldn't call a Carrera GT
a ladies car, but perhaps H.J. Stuck may do so (he once called the 911 GT3 RS
race car "a ladies car", shortly before his own BMW was disqualified).
It's all about marketing. But I wonder how much this marketing benefit outweighs the cost of having specific advertising for each region? Sort of like how in some countries, NSX was branded "Acura", while in others, just the simple Honda "H" was good enough for the SuperHonda.
For me, I'd see benefits in keeping the same name everywhere.
|Quoting stealthz (Reply 3):|
It is also used to limit grey marketing or parallel importing.
Fortunately, Nikon doesn't bother with this.