Amid growing concerns in the spread of the coronavirus in the United States and the rest of the world, Nissan remains steadfast with its plans to launch the next-generation Nissan Rogue on schedule.
According to a report published by Automotive News, the automaker is well on track to meet its production timeline despite temporary delays and shutdowns affecting car companies and manufacturers in the U.S. in the last few weeks.
“The all-new Nissan Rogue will be in U.S. showrooms this fall,” a Nissan spokesperson told Automotive News. The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Nissan Rogue crossover debuted in late 2013. And last year, its compact version became the company’s best-selling vehicle in America, with a total of 350,447 units sold. Despite the feat, however, the sales figures dropped by about 15% from 2018’s 412,110.
Nissan has not released any details about the upcoming Rogue but it reportedly filed patent applications with the Ministry of Economy in Brazil containing studies for the model’s new design.
The Nissan Rogue, also referred to as the X-Trail in other countries, will get a more aggressive styling for the coming generation. It will also feature slim headlights and a V-shaped grille that will keep it in line with other new products from the company.
The new Rogue is built at the automaker’s plant in Smyrna, Tennessee, which is temporarily closed until the end of April as part of Nissan’s prevention efforts in the spread of the coronavirus. The model is scheduled to go on sale this fall, with production set to begin this summer.