Nissan is making its popular Rogue Sport crossover (called the Nissan Qashqai in Canada) more appealing for 2020 by adding an extra helping of standard equipment.
Arguably the most important change is the inclusion of Nissan Safety Shield 360, the automaker’s suite of advanced driver assistance technology. This includes features like rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning, and automatic high beams, to name a few. In the current model year, this is only available on highfalutin SV and SL trim levels, but for 2020, it will be standard across the board.
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The inclusion of Nissan Safety Shield 360 is a welcome addition to the Rogue Sport, which gained a range of new features for the current model year, including optional ProPILOT Assist, the automaker’s adaptive cruise control system with lane centering, as well as standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto baked into an improved sound system.
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Of course, this vehicle’s exterior look has been modestly tweaked for 2020. Up front is a new hood and a revised version of Nissan’s signature V-Motion grille. The front bumper has been altered as well, as have the tail lights.
A new set of 19-inch wheels is available, plus drivers have two fresh colors to choose from. Nitro Lime Metallic and Monarch Orange Metallic should brighten up even the dreariest of days.
Under the hood, Nissan’s 2020 Rogue Sport features a familiar 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, one delivering an adequate 141 horsepower. Making the most of this modest output is a continuously variable automatic transmission. As before, customers will have a choice of either front- all-wheel drive.
With its updated exterior and reworked options packages the new Rogue Sport should better separate itself from the larger Rogue. Expect this 2020 model to go on sale in the fall.
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