There’s an all-new Nissan Rogue around the corner, and this is the very first time we have had the ability to see it on public roads.
2021 Nissan Rogue Design
The next-generation Rogue has been identified going through testing in the United States, and it’s plain to see that Nissan wishes to keep its style a secret for the time being. Still, the shape of the compact SUV is not revolutionary.
It’s just what one would anticipate from a family SUV, although it would have been nice if the new Rogue took motivation from the vibrant 2018 Nissan Xmotion Concept. Compared to the existing model released for the 2014 model year, the all-new Rogue appears boxier and more strong, with that impression enhanced by the fact that it’s a slightly bigger vehicle. Look at the 3rd side window, which is way larger than on the existing model.
It makes good sense for Nissan to increase the size of the Rogue to differentiate it further from the Rogue Sport. In doing so, the cabin should end up being roomier too, particularly for third-row passengers.
Looking closer at the front end it becomes pretty clear that the 2021 Nissan Rogue will embrace a different headlight/ driving light setup, with the DRLs put lower from the main headlight. It’s a plan also seen on competitors such as the Hyundai Santa Fe and Chevrolet Blazer but let’s not forget that Nissan was one of the very first brand names to make the split headlights a thing with the first-generation Juke.
At the back, the horizontal taillights appear narrower than on the existing Rogue, and the camouflage on the rear window can’t conceal the truth that designers chose a “floating roof” look considering the shape of the rear pillars. There’s a sportier ambiance to this new Rogue, and the chunky roofing spoiler testifies that.
2021 Nissan Rogue Engine
For now, it is not clear whether the Rogue will gain a new powertrain or will continue to provide the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine hooked to a CVT. One thing is certain, though: the security tech update will be considerable. Expect the all-new Rogue to launch at some point next year as a 2021 model.