The Nissan Rogue is among the most popular SUVs in America, and it’s about to get redone. A new, third-generation Rogue will soon replace the current, second-generation Rogue, which has been around given that 2014. Based on these photos, it will introduce boxier styling and potentially will grow somewhat in size. We’re also hoping it will enhance its uninspired driving characteristics and follow in the steps of the attractive new Nissan Altima sedan, with which the Rogue may share some mechanical parts.
2021 Nissan Rogue Engine
A naturally aspirated 2.5-liter inline-four is most likely to be the base engine, but we’re believing the more recent PR25DD engine from the Altima will supplant the old Rogue’s QR25DE motor. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions will be available, and a continually variable automated (CVT) ought to remain the only transmission choice. Nissan might choose to provide its variable-compression-ratio turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four in the Rogue to match competitors’ more powerful upgrade engines, but that’s not a sure bet. A Rogue hybrid model ought to continue, to do battle with Toyota’s RAV4 hybrid.
2021 Nissan Rogue Design
The new Rogue seems slightly taller than before, and its blunt front end is reminiscent of the Xmotion concept from last year. Although the camouflage obscures much of the details, it looks as though the headlights might be divided into two elements, simulating the Nissan Juke and Jeep Cherokee’s controversial designs. The new Rogue’s chunkier shape may lead to a more interior area, and Nissan may reintroduce a third-row alternative; there was formerly a seven-passenger version of the Rogue readily available. However, the option was dropped for the U.S. market a few years earlier.
2021 Nissan Rogue Release Date
Nissan hasn’t stated anything official about the new Rogue yet, but we should hear more about this new model either at the end of 2019 or early in 2020, with the car going on sale sometime next year.