Our spies managed to catch a crossover that is believed to be the refreshed 2017 Nissan Rogue. The testing mule we scoped a few days ago wears a plenty of camouflage in the front, while the most interesting changes might happen under the hood.
2017 Nissan Rogue Gets New Face
The facelifted 2017 Rogue gets pretty intriguing tweaks of the fascia, especially the new grille, which is still “V-Motion”, but this time, more alike to one that carries the new Murano SUV. The headlights are also seriously redesigned and different, while the front bumper gets small changes styling changes and restyled fog lamps. The rear end is not overly redesigned, but still, the changes will scoop the back bumper and taillights, which will receive chrome and LED treatment. Inside, the 2017 Nissan Rogue could be mildly updated, which will bring all-new upholstery and improved infotainment.
2017 Rogue Becomes Hybrid
Like we said earlier, the 2017 Nissan Rogue will likely dismiss its 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 170 hp. In place of that, the compact SUV is rumored to have a hybrid powertrain, which will combine a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit that delivers 145 horsepower and 153 lb-ft of torque and around 30-kW strong electric motor. This single motor intelligent dual clutch system will receive the power from lithium-ion battery pack, and will provide at least 20 percent better fuel economy. However, we still think that the carmaker won’t stay without the regular gasoline option, but on the other hand, there have to be some changes of the current option.
The facelifted 2017 Rogue hybrid crossover will face some very serious opponents in North America, but the biggest rival will definitely be the new RAV4 hybrid. The hybrid vehicle will be introduce sometime this year, likely at the very end.