Although the camouflage hides practically everything including nameplate of the crossover, we know what’s beneath the camouflage. Reportedly, we are looking into the next-generation 2021 Nissan Rogue – the model which will hit showrooms next year. At first glance, the redesigned SUV appears to be notably bigger and chunkier from the current model, but that’s not everything. Instead, the third-generation Rogue will also drastically improve its driving dynamics and tech.
Third Row Returns Inside Of The Rogue
First of all, the 2021 Nissan Rogue definitely gets some additional inches in all directions, but that’s happening for a good reason. According to our insiders, the successor will reintroduce the third row of seats. However, the seven-seat model will be just an option. As far as we think, the extra space inside is most probably the biggest reason why the 2021 Rogue sports the boxy shape.
Better Ride Quality Thanks To Altima’s Mechanical Components
To be honest, we have no clue what’s cooking under the skin of the next-generation Rogue, though word on the street is that this new model could borrow some mechanical components from the Altima. If so, then we expect drastically better driving dynamics. This makes sense because this is the biggest flaw of the current model.
New Engines Provide Extra Power
Under the hood, the third-generation Nissan Rogue will use an improved version of the 2.5-liter inline-four engine. Instead of the current option that pumps out 170 horsepower, the unit delivers 188 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of twist. The popular crossover will get a more potent option for sure, and we believe it’s going to be a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with variable compression. Under the hood of the Altima, the engine makes 248 hp and 280 lb-ft of grunt. The Japanese automaker will allegedly offer a new hybrid drivetrain, but we have no further information about it at the moment. What we know for sure is that the SUV is going to use a CVT transmission irrespective of the engine option.
Redesign Changes To Mirror Xmotion Concept
In addition to the boxy shape, the 2021 Rogue is going to host a range of other design changes. Judging by the spy shots, the compact SUV seems to be getting a split-headlight design similar to the Juke. Also, the blocky-shaped model sports a new and larger V-motion grille, and most probably a floating roof that’s been the company’s favorite lately. In the back, the camouflaged crossover hints a pair of new taillights which are definitely horizontal and narrow. Most of the new ideas for the successor will reportedly come from the Xmotion concept introduced last year. If so, then we expect a really attractive SUV. In addition to the third row of seats, the interior of the 2021 Rogue will get a redesigned dashboard and bigger touchscreen infotainment. Of course, Nissan will not skip the chance to improve driver assistance tech of the crossover.