Nissan Unveils the All-New 2021 Nissan Rogue
Nissan unveiled the redesigned its best-selling Rogue model, a key product in the Japanese automaker’s global turnaround plan. The third-generation Nissan Rogue features a sleeker design, increased power, and exceptional technology — including an enhanced variant of Nissan’s “ProPilot Assist” driver-aid system. Nissan also expanded the Rogue’s trims, including a high-end trim for the first time.
“It is one of, if not the most important product in our lineup. This all-new Rogue is certainly fitting of that moniker, being the most important,” said Jared Haslam, Vice President of product planning for Nissan North America.
The 2021 Nissan Rogue goes on sale in the fall (2020) and is the first of five new or revamped models in the U.S. for Nissan in the coming year. These business moves are all part of the brand’s global turnaround plan unveiled in May (2020). Nissan’s restructuring includes the discontinuation of several nameplates, realignment at production plants, and other cost-cutting measures. “It’s obviously a critical time for us, and a critical product for us,” Haslam added.
The latest version of Nissan’s ProPilot Assist includes enhanced driving dynamics and performance. Additionally, ProPilot Assist has the ability to use the Rogue’s navigation to proactively lower speeds as the vehicle approaches a highway exit or freeway junction. “This is basically bringing in the navigation map date into the ProPilot Assist system. It allows us to better predict the road ahead,” said Andy Christensen, Senior Manager, Nissan Technical Center North America.This new system is a rung above the previous ProPilot system, basically an advanced variant of the brand’s adaptive cruise control offerings that control a vehicle’s speed, steering and braking.
Drivers remain in control regardless, as they must keep their hands on the steering wheel and pay attention to the road at all times. ProPilot Assist can only control the vehicle’s speed and is dependent on traffic flow, and if stuck in a traffic jam, the system can accelerate and stop without any of the driver’s input as long as the vehicle is stopped for less than 30 seconds. The system only functions on vehicles with navigation, thus this particular feature is only standard on the new top-tier Rogue Platinum trim.
The Rogue remains one of Nissan’s best-selling models, with the crossover accounting for 26 percent of the automaker’s domestic sales during 2019. Nissan has yet to announce a starting price for the 2021 Rogue, but current starting prices range from $23,000 to $32,000 — likely making the redesigned model an accessible one for those buyers who seek a quality crossover.
The 2021 Rogue will continue to be powered by a 2.5-liter inline-four engine, now rated at 181 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque. Both horsepower and torque figures are an improvement from the current generation Rogue. Additionally, the Rogue will continue to be produced for the U.S. and Canadian markets in Kyushu, Japan and Smyrna, Tennessee.
Like we mentioned earlier, the 2021 Rogue is slated to launch during the fall of 2020, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a glimpse of what Nissan’s future holds — the all-new redesigned Nissan Sentra is already here! Visit us at Nissan Ellicott City, check out the latest Nissan inventory and schedule your test drive today! Follow Nissan Ellicott City on social media to be the first to know when the 2021 Nissan Rogue becomes available.
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