For 10th year anniversary Nissan is preparing new vehicle for, now very popular, Rogue crossover. This is the car which will be released in US only, and its European version is Qashqai. For new model, many changes are to be applied. Exterior is revisited, and 2017 Nissan Rogue is more aggressive and sportier. Engine is updated, so new SUV is almost new model, but it has familiar look so all previous buyers are going to be surprised with new vehicle.
2017 Nissan Rogue engine
To boost off-road performance, 2017 Nissan Rogue has to have big and powerful engine. So it is, since new drivetrain is prepared. Under the hood of the 2017 Rogue is 2.5-l 4-cylinder unit with output of 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. What makes this SUV so special is its hybrid form . With electric batteries engine can deliver over 200 horsepower. Lithium-ion motor is used as secondary engine. A CVT transmission is mated to petrol unit, but there were many complains on it and noise that make. So, it is expected that Nissan could make changes on transmission options, while drive modes remain AWD and FWD.
2017 Nissan Rogue trim levels
New Rogue will be available in same trim levels as its predecessors. Base models come as S vehicles. Higher trim is SL and top of the class crossovers carry SV mark. However, all trims bring new look and styling. Interior design is made for family ride, with a lot of space in the cabin for all passengers. Outside, 2017 Nissan Rogue will be more aerodynamic, with sportier look. Also, new curves and lines give modern appearance to new crossover. With it, Rogue is more edgy than before. Interior is equipped with fine materials, while all systems and features are updated. NissanTouch is highlight of its infotainment.
2017 Nissan Rogue release date and competition
Second quarter of 2016 will host premiere of the new 2017 Nissan Rogue. Since there could be more work on transmission, launch could be delayed, but dealership appearance won’t be too much into 2017 year. Entry level, S model, is priced around $24.000, while top vehicles cost $30.000. Main rivals to new Rogue on SUV market are Toyota RAV4, Mitsubishi Outlander and Mazda CX-5.