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Well at least it’s new to the North American market. The Nissan Rogue Sport is known as the Qashqai in other parts of the world and will slot between the existing Juke and Rogue models as Nissan looks to take advantage of the booming crossover and SUV segments. Interestingly enough, the Qashqai name will stay in Canada and there will be some minor differences between the Canadian and U.S. models. In Canada, it will come standard with heated seats and a six-speed manual transmission, while the U.S. model is only offered with a CVT and optional cold weather equipment.
Compared to the standard Nissan Rogue, the Rogue Sport is 12.1 inches shorter, making it more favorable in city traffic and an ideal size for tight city parking spaces, Nissan said. Under the hood is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine providing 141 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque paired to a continuously variable transmission.
Manufactured in Japan, the Nissan Sport Rogue will go on sale starting in spring 2017 in three trim levels.
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