Nissan’s Qashqai compact crossover has a new home and a new name; it went on sale this spring as the Rogue Sport for 2017 in the United States to take advantage of the love affair America has with utility vehicles over automobiles.
Not just will the American edition drop the vowel-changed and hard-to-spell Qashqai name for this marketplace, it additionally builds on the solidity of the Rogue, which is the brand’s top-selling vehicle within the United States. In an odd move, it’ll be referred to as Qashqai in Canada, even though there’s little proof they’re better spellers. Officials state that Canadians align more with people in Europe and thereby are going to share the European name.
Rogue Sport will slot in below the Rogue yet both are going to be categorized as small crossovers and their figures are going to be pooled as it’ll come to reporting sales. Rogue Sport is a 5-passenger crossover, whereas the Rogue, that’s 12.1” longer with an additional 2.3” of wheelbase, features an available 3rd row and is able to accommodate 7 passengers. Rogue Sport is the exact same width yet is lower than the Nissan Rogue. The brand expects couples and singles to choose Rogue Sport and families to select the bigger Rogue.
Nissan is going to keep the Juke small crossover in their lineup for now, according to VP of product planning for Nissan North America, Michael Bunce. There aren’t any final plans at this time for the niche product.
Made inside Kyushu, Japan, as well as homologated for the North American marketplace, the Rogue Sport is going to be offered in 3 trims: SL, SV, and S each with an option of all- or front-wheel drive, and there will include 5 optional equipment packages. Its pricing hasn’t been announced; however, executives promise it’ll be competitive and affordable.
Rogue Sport still provides 61.1 cubic feet of cargo area that has the 2nd-row seats folded down. However, as the seats are up, there’s just 23 cubic feet of cargo space in back, as compared to 32 cubic feet with the bigger Rogue. Rogue Sport will share a ton of equipment, which includes the Divide-N-Hide Cargo center which will keep objects out of sight, and is available on the SL and SV trims.
The small crossover has a sporty front grille, as well as headlamps that have LED day running lights, and fog lighting is an option. In the back, there will include a rear spoiler and boomerang shape LED taillights. Also, the CUV has body color front and rear mirrors and bumpers with black roof molding and wheel arches. It’ll be provided with an option of ten colors.
The Rogue Sport will be powered by a direct injection 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that generates 141 horsepower at 6,000 revolutions per minute and 147 pound feet of torque at 4,400 revolutions per minute. While it features a more compact engine than the 2.5L inside the Rogue, the Sport is 300 lbs. lighter; therefore, might be as fast off the line. Rogue Sport features a continuously variable transmission, AWD, and Hill Start Assist comes standard.
Beneath is a front independent strut suspension that has a stabilizer bar, as well as twin tube shock absorbers, plus multi-link independent rear suspension that has twin tube shock absorbers and stabilizer bar.
There’s various tires and wheels. The Rogue Sport S models feature 16” steel wheels that have full wheel covers, as well as 215/65R16 all season tires; The Rogue SV contains 17” aluminum alloy wheels that have 215/65017 all season tires; as well as The Rogue Sport SL is available with 19” aluminum alloy wheels that have 225/45R19 all season tires.
Lane departure prevention and warning, emergency braking, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot warning are amongst its safety technologies.
On the interior, there’s the usual host of USB connections, power outlets and jacks to connect, as well as power devices and Bluetooth Hands-free and Siri Eyes Free phone system, streaming audio, and hands free texting—features owners may no longer live without. Its key fob may be utilized to remotely start up the engine.
Rogue Sport features a 7.0” touchscreen as its nerve center for the infotainment that includes mobile apps, navigation, services, phone integration and Travel Link and satellite radio.
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