Although the Nissan Rogue was refreshed for the 2011 model year, the compact crossover has been on sale since the 2008 model year.
For 2014, the Rogue is expected to move to Nissan’s new, modular “CMF”
chassis and new images of a camouflaged prototype show that the new
model is still under development.
The styling of the 2014 Rogue will borrow heavily from the Nissan Hi-Cross concept show at the 2012 Geneva auto show.
Despite the heavy camo, the upcoming Rogue’s sleek headlights framing
the revised three-part grille can be made out. From the side, the
upsweeping belt line of the current model appears to carry over to the
prototype. Compared to the Rogue in dealerships now, this prototype’s
bulging taillights are more aggressively shaped and are closer to the
less-rounded rear glass.
While the current model is powered by a 170-hp 2.5-liter mated to a
CVT, motivation for the new model could come from the Altima’s updated
2.5-liter I-4, again, mated to a CVT. The prototype is seen towing a
small trailer, though we don’t expect tow capacity to change much from
the current model’s 1000-1500-pound capacity.
Through the first five months of 2013, Rogue sales are up 4.4
percent. Sales of 63,533 units make it a better seller so far this year
than any other Nissan except the Altima.
The 2014 Nissan Rogue compact crossover may be officially revealed at the 2013 L.A. auto show.