Spyshots: New Nissan Rogue / European X-Trail
The new Rogue for the US, its sitter car the X-Trail sold in Europe and Australia and the new Qashqai will all make their debut before the end of 2013. We've already seen the second generation Qashqai, and now it's time to take a second look at its big brother.
The new Rogue for the US market will reportedly be identical to the X-Trail for the European market. Both will have modern styling, which we believe has been leaked by these patent images from China.
For the US market, the Rogue will continue to use a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, but it will offer 182 hp, up from the current 170. Updates will also be made to the rest of the powertrain, including the CVT, which means we can expect up to about 33 mpg.
Nissan will produce the new Rogue at the Smyrna, Tennessee, factory. We believe it will be bigger and lighter than the current car. The Hi-Cross concept revealed last year was 4660mm long, 1850mm wide and 1670mm tall, making it 25mm longer, 60mm wider and 30mm lower than the second-gen X-Trail. It could offer seven seats as standard instead of the current five.
All things considered, we'll get to see this model in the flesh at November's Los Angeles Auto Show.
❐ Check out the 2014 Nissan Rogue photo gallery