The popular Japanese model has received a slew of upgrades and the company has decided to officially present the change log.
The new Rogue is still offered on sale with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder packing 170 horsepower (126.8 kilowatts) and 175 lb-ft (237.3 Newton-meters) of torque, but the line of upgrades also includes a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with hybrid assistance. The overall system output stands at 176 hp (131.2 kW) and also has the usual fuel economy enhancements – stop-start and regenerative braking. Nissan says the fuel economy should stand at 3 miles per gallon city, 35 mpg highway, and 34 mpg combined with front-wheel drive or 31/34/33 with all-wheel drive – with both being approximately 5 mpg more in the combined rating than their naturally aspirated counterpart.
The automaker has not revealed the pricing details for the hybrid, but we do know the powertrain will only be available on the higher-specked five-seat model in SV and SL trims. The design tweaks include a fresh approach to the V-Motion grille that gets the crossover very close to the refreshed Murano as it’s wider and also dips into the front fascia. There are also restyled headlights with LED and at the back the new taillights feature LED boomerangs, while there’s also a motion activated power liftgate.
The interior features more subtle changes, complete with new D-shaped steering wheel and minor tweaks to the center stack. There’s also updated rim around the door panels and instrument cluster for a more upscale feeling and there’s also an available Platinum Reserve Interior Package on the SL trim that has quilted leather inserts for the seats. Safety is also paramount to Nissan, with new additions including the Forward Emergency Braking system with Pedestrian Detection and standard Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.