The Nissan Rogue had only one update since its first introduction, back in 2007 and that was the current, 2014-year model. It would seem quite odd not to listen to the demands on the market, as the demand for the new Rogue has been increasing lately. Now, it is time for a refreshment, so we should expect the new 2017 Nissan Rogue to debut by the end of this, or the beginning of the next year. The new model is currently being tested under wrappers in the States, but the camouflage gear it’s wearing suggests that the new model underwent a major overhaul when it comes to the design, and we welcome that. It is not quite clear whether the current mediocre powertrain will be replaced, but we hope that is finally going to happen, as the old engine keeps following the Rogue since its beginning.
Powertrain and Performance of 2017 Nissan Rogue
As we already mentioned, the new Rogue might get and upgraded engine, but that is only wishful thinking for now. If that doesn’t happen, the 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder petrol engine, already being used by the current model will be carried over to the new Rogue, as well. As some of you already know, the engine is capable of producing 170 horsepower, at 6000 rpm, with a peak torque of around 175 pounds-feet, at 4400 rpm. As far as the performance is concerned, the acceleration of the engine is not that great.
The car can go from 0 to 62 in 9.3 seconds, which is a pretty mediocre result, even for a crossover. The estimated EPA fuel consumption is 9.1 l per 100 km on the highway and 7.1 l per km in the city, which is, again, a result that could be improved. The driving configuration will be front-wheel drive only, without the option for all-wheel drive. The transmission paired to the engine is a continuously variable transmission (CVT), again, offered as the only option.
Exterior Design of new Rogue
The 2017 Nissan Rogue will receive a facelift over a previous model. It will share many similarities with its sibling from Europe, the Nissan Qashqai. At the front, the smaller grille will make the overall design much leaner, especially in pair with the new sharp and strikingly looking LED-based headlights. The front bumper will feature wider front air intake openings than on the previous model. The fog lights form a single LED stripe and located just above the air intakes. The new model will come in many different color variants, such as Cayenne Red, Arctic Blue Metallic, Magnetic Black, Glacier White, Brilliant Silver.
Interior, Trims and Features
The new model will be shipped in three trim levels – S, SV and the top of the line SL. All trims offer spacious and comfortable cabin, high quality materials and plenty of entertainment features, but there are some differences. The base S trim level will offer features such as 60/40-splid foldable rear seats, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, keyless entry, satellite and HD radio, six-speaker audio system, rearview camera, etc. The SV trim adds stuff like the NissanConnect system, automatic dual-zone climate control, keyless ignition, 17-inch alloy wheels, while with the SL you’ll get leather upholstery, eight-speaker Bose sound system, fog lights, leather-coated telescopic steering wheel and much more.
Pricing, Competition and Release Date
The new 2017 Nissan Rogue is scheduled for debut in the beginning of 2017. As far as the prices are concerned, the bas S trim level with the most modest configuration will start at around $23,300, ranging all the way to $31,000 for the most expensive trim level and equipment. The new Nissan Rogue will have much to offer, but the competition in this segment is very strong. Models like Kia Sportage, Toyota RAV4, VW Tiguan, Honda CR-V and Mazda CX5 are very good vehicles, and the new Nissan will need to bring the game to a whole new level.
Video of 2016 Rogue: