The upcoming Nissan Rogue was recently spotted in Farmington Hills, Michigan and it looks like the crossover has become bigger and boxier compared with its previous generations. What used to be a swept-back design at the front end now looks upright and more chiseled, with a few styling cues that resemble the 2018 Xmotion Concept.
The next-generation Nissan Rogue also has similarities with the Hyundai Santa Fe and Chevrolet Blazer, particularly its separate headlight/driving light setup. It has a sizeable gap between its two headlights that looks too large for them to be considered as part of one assembly.
When it comes to the rear end, there’s not much change, save for a line near the rear window that arches downward at an angle. This suggests that Nissan may have given its floating roof design to the Rogue, although it remains to be confirmed by the brand.
Details on the powertrain are also not yet available, although there is a possibility that the next-gen Rogue will have the 188-horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque that the 2019 Altima is currently sporting.
An updated hybrid powertrain is also expected of the new Nissan Rogue, particularly an electrified 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 176 horsepower.
Another expected feature is an upgraded driver assistance technology, which includes the ProPilot Assist’s adaptive cruise control with lane-keep assist, as well as lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, and rear automatic braking that comes with the Safety Shield system.
In terms of size, the upcoming Nissan Rogue is far from size of the Pathfinder, but it looks to be separating itself from the Rogue Sport. And while it’s not clear when the new version will be released, experts and interested buyers are eagerly waiting for the improved model whose last refresh dates to the 2017 model year.