In what is becoming a common move for Nissan, the company has released details of the upcoming Rogue CUV in advance of the North Amerian International Auto Show. Nissan has shown teaser images of the new machine over the past few months, without saying too much about the actual vehicle. Based on the C platform, which is the same as Sentra, the Rogue will be powered by the family 2.5 liter 4 cylinder mated to a CVT and available all wheel drive.
More pictures and Nissan press release after the break
The new 2008 Nissan Rogue, which makes its world debut at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, is designed to add a new dimension to the crossover utility segment Ã¢â‚¬â€œ satisfying both the functional needs of the buyer and his emotional needs.
RogueÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s aggressive, performance-oriented styling, powerful engine, responsive handling, and driver-focused cockpit combine with its thoughtful everyday utility to create a vehicle that shifts the way buyers, especially younger buyers, think about crossover SUVs.
The 2008 Nissan Rogue will be available in two models, Rogue S and Rogue SL, each with a standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, NissanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s advanced Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)) and 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). An all-new all-wheel drive system with yaw moment control is also available on both S and SL models.
RogueÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s refined interior includes a driver-oriented cockpit, available leather-appointed seating surfaces and a fold-flat front passengerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s seat. Utility is furthered by numerous convenient storage and ultra-functionality features, including an oversized partitioned glove box, a large dual-level center console and an innovative rear cargo organizer. Available technology features include Intelligent Key, BluetoothÃ‚Â® Hands-Free Phone System, satellite radio and a powerful BoseÃ‚Â®Ã¢â‚¬â€œdeveloped audio system with AUX input and MP3 playback.
Rogue also offers a long list of standard safety features, including front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags and roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags for front and rear outboard occupants.
The 2008 Rogue is scheduled to go on sale in September 2007 at Nissan dealers nationwide.
Highlights of the 2008 Nissan Rogue include:
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Aggressive, performance-oriented styling that redefines the small utility with a sleek and dynamic silhouette, crisp key lines, seamless surfaces and aggressive, wheel-oriented body
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Available roof rail system with detachable cross bars (accessory)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Available power sliding glass sunroof
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Available Xenon headlights and halogen fog lamps
Platform and Powertrain
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Nissan Ã¢â‚¬Å“CÃ¢â‚¬Â platform, front-engine/front-wheel drive
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder rated at 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft torque
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Nissan Xtronic CVTÃ¢â€žÂ¢ (Continuously Variable Transmission) with adaptive logic control, high-speed CPU
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Available steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Available all-new all-wheel drive system with yaw moment control or front-wheel drive
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
Suspension, Steering and Braking
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ High-caster front independent-strut suspension with large diameter stabilizer bar and high-performance shock absorbers with rebound springs
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Rear multi-link independent suspension with high-performance shock absorbers with rebound springs
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Electric Power-assisted Steering (EPS)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Available 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ 225/60R17 or 215/70R16 all-season tires
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Standard 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Available leather-appointed seats, steering wheel and shifter knob
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Available fold-flat front passenger seat
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Available heated front seats and outside mirrors
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Available Intelligent Key
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Standard AM/FM/CD 2DIN Audio system and available BoseÃ‚Â®-developed audio system with 6CD in-dash changer, 7 speakers and subwoofer with MP3 capability and satellite radio
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Available BluetoothÃ‚Â® Hands-Free Phone System
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Rear 60/40 split-fold bench seat
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Versatile dual-level center console storage with hidden functionality features including two cup holders and 12V power point
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Oversize glove box with partition
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Available easy-to-clean, detachable, one-touch foldable cargo organizer to prevent cargo from shifting while driving
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Available multi-display trip computer
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Standard keyless entry system
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Available HomeLink Universal Transceiver
Safety and Security
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Zone Body construction featuring front and rear crumple zones and occupant zone
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Standard Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) (includes dual-stage front air bags and occupant classification system for the front passenger seat)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Standard front seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags and roof-mounted curtain supplemental air bags for front and rear outboard occupants with roll-over detection
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Standard front seat Active Head Restraints for head and neck protection in rear impacts
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Standard 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions; pre-tensioners with load limiters for front seating positions
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Standard LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) system
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Standard child safety rear door locks
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Standard Nissan Immobilizer system and anti-theft alarm system
Models and Manufacturing
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Offered in two well-equipped models: Rogue S and Rogue SL in all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive configurations
Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Assembled by Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in Kyushu, Japan