Difficult to see in this light, but my co-worker says that this color, which Nissan calls "Amethyst Gray", is aubergine, which is what the Euro folks call eggplant. I think it is very handsome, but when it comes to cars, I have an unusual sense of esthetics.
Anyway, I bought it for my wife, who decided she'd rather drive the hatchback, cuz it's cuter. Well, okay. I actually like the way the new one drives better, anyway. Important thing is that she is happy.
I still think it looks like a mini-Altima, but the wheels look disproportionately small -- eh, I can live with that.