Nissan just confirmed that it will unveil its next-generation Rogue during the Frankfurt Motor Show.
One sentence accompanied the teaser photo seen above: “The all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue will push the envelope of CUV design starting on September 10.” A Nissan executive revealed some of the brand’s plans for the next generation of its compact crossover, saying that it will include a hybrid variant.
Currently, the Rogue uses a 2.5-liter four cylinder engine that makes 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque mated to a CVT. Nissan’s recent products have all held one thing in common: fuel economy. Current EPA estimates put the car at an average 25 mpg, which lags behind industry leaders with same-sized four cylinders. For example, the 2.5-liter CX-5 is tagged at an average 27 mpg with only two wheels powered.
A power bump to somewhere around the 182 hp, 180 lb-ft torque mark current found in the new Altima’s iteration of Nissan’s 2.5-liter mill would make sense.
But the greatest emphasis, it seems, will be on design. The headlight in this teaser suggests that the Rogue will keep what has become Nissan’s typical crossover body shape, but with modern enhancements like LED lighting. Certain design cues from the Resonance concept seen during January’s Detroit Auto Show will likely influence the car as well.
Look for more details to continue emerging in the coming weeks leading up to the Frankfurt Motor Show in the second week of September.
Discuss this story a NissanForums.com