Nissan shows off redesigned 2011 Rogue


Nissan spent the weekend showing off its redesigned 2011 Nissan Rogue crossover at car convention in Nashville, Tennessee.  

The Rogue has been given an “upgraded look” both inside and out, the automaker says.

The new model is offered in three trim levels - S, SV and SL (SL available in AWD only) and scheduled to hit the Canadian market at Nissan dealers nationwide this September.

“For 2011, Rogue is building on its very popular values – exciting styling, excellent value and a fun-to-drive spirit,” said Mark McDade, Director, Marketing, Nissan Canada Inc.

“By adding a third model and some great new options this year, Rogue can now be customized to suit any driver’s interests.” 

The changes made for the fourth year of Rogue production includes a new exterior featuring a new front fascia and grille, front chin spoiler, rear spoilers, new chrome side door guard molding trim accents, new front and rear tire deflectors and a new chrome license plate finisher.

Also added for 2011 are available 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, new lower rolling resistance tires (available with the 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels) and a new under-body cover.  

Powering the vehicle will be a standard 170-horsepower 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine.

Nissan’s advanced Xtronic CVTÔ (Continuously Variable Transmission), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). Rogue S and Rogue SV are available with an intuitive All-Wheel Drive system, which is standard on the new Rogue SL.

Cargo area is large with 1,639 L/58 ft3 of space combined with a 60/40 split rear seat and available fold-down front passenger seat.  

Bluetooth is standard while other available technology, including Nissan Intelligent Key, XM Satellite Radio, Nissan Navigation System, RearView Monitor are available.

Upgrade options include the premium package, which includes new mood lighting among other new features, and the tech package, which includes the Nissan navigation system and a five-inch colour screen.

There was no word on pricing yet.