Nissan Rogue first appeared in the auto world in 2007 during the North American International Show in Detroit. The Rogue is assembled at Nissan’s Smyrna facility located in Detroit. This model represents the American version of Qashqai, another renowned Nissan crossover offered in Europe. There are rumors that a redesigned Nissan Rogue will be released in 2016 to meet the increased enthusiasm of fans who are always looking for new improvements. The upcoming model is said to come with unique features and high specs. As for performance, the new 2016 Nissan Rogue to be extremely outstanding.
2016 NISSAN ROGUE: REDESIGN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
2016 Nissan Rogue is presumed to come in three trims namely S, SL and SV. The auto will be based on the same platform as its predecessor, but its body will be sportier and more powerful this time. Furthermore, its body will be more aerodynamic. This new SUV will come with flashing lights, new LED headlights and a large optional panoramic sunroof. Its chassis will have a five door configuration.
It will feature a sporty black interior with a number of new entertainment features which will bring in the much needed comfort. These features include active speakers, Bluetooth connectivity, a liquid crystal display touch-screen, the latest Bose audio system, NissanConnect system, etc. This five door SUV will conveniently cater for seven adult passengers. As for its safety, the 2016 Nissan Rogue users will not have a reason to worry. This is because the automaker is anticipated to make this model the safest SUV to drive in by installing a number of safety and security features. These features include cruise control, airbags, blind spot detection system and advanced anti-lock brake assist among others. The redesigned model will feature an integrated mirror as well. These features among many more will vary depending on the trim level. For example, the S and SV trim will have a third row seating arrangement while the SL trim will only be a two row seat model.
2016 NISSAN ROGUE: ENGINE AND FUEL ECONOMY
The redesigned 2016 Nissan Rogue will come with a standard 2.5 liter 4 cylinder unit which also runs the new Altima mid-size sedan. This four cylinder gasoline power-train will deliver about 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Again, this SUV is also expected to be offered with a hybrid engine alternative. This engine will most likely be a combination of 2.5 liter supercharged engine and an electric motor with a lithium-ion battery. The drive train is suggested to deliver up to 200 horsepower. Both engines are expected to be mated to a CVT transmission. However, critics think that is the automaker offers the CVT transmission; it could be a major fault for the redesigned Rogue. This is because the CVT transmission is rather slow and it might affect the new model’s performance. This SUV will come with standard front wheel drive system and optional all wheel drive.
2016 Nissan Rogue: Release Date, Price, Competitors
2016 Nissan Rogue will face great threats from the likes of Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Honda CR-V, Volkswagen Tiguan, Hyundai Tucson, Ford Escape and Mitsubishi Outlander. As for the release date, 2016 Nissan Rogue might probably be on market in mid 2015. The prices will range from $ 25 000 to $ 34 000 depending on the trim.