The Nissan Rogue is expected to see its next full redesign for 2021. According to Automotive News, the third-generation Rogue is due to be released sometime in late 2020. Spy shots from Motor Authority appear to show the next Rogue undergoing testing with styling heavily influenced by the Xmotion Concept (pictured).
Early photography of the new Rogue's interior appears to indicate Nissan may be planning to add a fully-digital cockpit plus a large center-mounted screen. If this proves to be the case, it could represent a major upgrade in terms of technology. The current Rogue was introduced for 2014 and faces strong competition from vehicles like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.
Engine choices for the redesigned Rogue remain a mystery. The current model uses a 2.5-liter engine rated at just 170 hp, and a hybrid variant was discontinued for 2020. Meanwhile, Toyota offers a 40 mpg RAV4 Hybrid and plans to introduce a 302 hp plug-in hybrid called the RAV4 Prime that the brand promises will be the most powerful RAV4 ever.
Safety features for the Rogue could get a boost if Nissan adds the latest version of its ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous driving system. The current Rogue offers assisted driving in limited conditions like single-lane highways. Will the next Rogue raise the bar and allow the vehicle to remain competitive amidst a crowded field? That remains to be seen.
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Pictured: Nissan Xmotion Concept