2014 Nissan Rogue Sneek Peak: 2012 LA Auto Show Preview

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Heading to the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show is the Nissan Hi-Cross Concept, a compact crossover we originally saw earlier this year at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

Boasting three-row seating, the Hi-Cross Concept is a good preview of what the future Rogue may look like. As for the concept, it’s powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder combined with an electric motor and a compact lithium-ion battery system. The Japanese automaker earlier this year said that the hybrid offers similar performance to a 2.5-liter.

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Given that the Nissan Hi-Cross Concept is heading to the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show, the automaker is certainly seeking additional feedback on the concept and no decision has been made as to whether or not it’ll be produced. Currently, a new Rogue is scheduled to debut next year and it wouldn’t be a surprise if it featured plenty of influence from the Hi-Cross.

GALLERY: Nissan Hi-Cross Concept

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Didier Calmels Didier Calmels on Nov 24, 2012

    I hope the three- row seating will be an option for the next Nissan Rogue. There's a market in North America for compact SUV with seven passengers. I'v got a family, 4 kids, and i want a compact SUV, with a good fuel efficiency, not with a huge 3,5l V6. I've got a Nissan Quest, but this car is a real gas-guzzier. Hope the new Rogue will got a seven-seater version.

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    • Kung fu panda Kung fu panda on Dec 19, 2012

      If u want a great product i will wait for Nissan keep your kia. Nissan will get this one right to much is at stake. The rouge will crack the top 10 with new model in car sales