When Nissan began developing the 2021 Rogue, its best-selling model in the industry's largest segment, the company focused on delivering adventure and style while also delivering functionality, flexibility, technology and safety aimed at simply making life easier and more enjoyable. The all-new Rogue crossover is the first of five new or redesigned Nissan models that will enter production in the next year. It follows Altima, Versa, Sentra and TITAN, which were all recently redesigned. The all-new 2021 Rogue is completely redesigned, with a new platform, powertrain, safety technology, connectivity, and convenience features to truly compete at the top of its class.
Every 2021 Rogue features a standard 2.5-litre DOHC inline 4-cylinder engine with Nissan's Direct Injection Gasoline (DIG™) system. Horsepower is rated at 181, an increase of 11 hp. Torque is increased by 6 lb.-ft. to 181 lb.-ft. The new engine includes mirror bore coating, a variable displacement oil pump, and an integrated exhaust manifold and e-VTC intake valve among other refinements.
The 2021 Rogue also features a new Rack Electric Power Steering with a quick gear ratio, helping minimize steering corrections. The new suspension design features a rigid mount (six mounting points) and a new multi-link rear. Braking is provided by standard 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System.
To enhance the Rogue's driving experience is an all-new Vehicle Motion Control System. "This is technology that does what a human can't," said Chris Reed, senior vice president, Research and Development, Nissan Technical Centre North America. "The all-new Vehicle Motion Control predicts what the driver is trying to do by monitoring steering, acceleration and braking. It can then step in and help to smooth things out."
Vehicle Motion Control works in conjunction with the available enhanced Intelligent All-Wheel Drive system and Drive Mode Selector to provide four-wheel individual control, enhancing line traceability through corners – even applying a single brake to smooth out a corner.
The 2021 Rogue adopts signature Nissan design elements such as the floating roof and an evolved V-motion grille and adds exciting new features such as the unique headlight shape and "U-shape" bodyside highlights. New multi-level LED headlights with an expanded illumination area are standard on all 2021 Rogue grade levels and accent the powerful front grille design. LED fog lights are standard on the Platinum grade.
The body itself measures 1.5 inches shorter and 0.2 inches lower than the previous generation Rogue, adding to the look of strength while also enhancing driving manoeuverability. Key aerodynamic features include "3D" tire deflectors in the lower front fascia, an active grille shutter to control air flow into the engine compartment, special A-pillar shaping, underbody covers to manage air flow under the vehicle and a unique "air curtain" that precisely directs air flow from the front to the sides of the Rogue.
Equipped for Canadian winters, the 2021 Rogue offers heated front seats, heated outside mirrors and a heated steering wheel fitted as standard. Heated rear seats are an option on the SV model, and a two-driver memory seat is available on the Platinum model. The available Intelligent Around View® Monitor, combined with standard Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Intelligent Emergency Braking help get the day off in the right direction.
The all-new Rogue is the latest Nissan model to feature Nissan Safety Shield 360 standard across the entire lineup. Nissan Safety Shield 360 technologies include: Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Intelligent Emergency Braking. The 2021 Rogue also offers 10 standard supplemental air bags and extended crumple zones to help protect occupants.
In addition to Safety Shield 360, the new Rogue also offers Nissan's innovative Intelligent Driver Alertness technology and Rear Door Alert as standard equipment on all grade levels. Also available is Blind Spot Intervention and Traffic Sign Recognition. Intelligent Cruise Control is included as part of the available ProPILOT Assist system.
The 2021 Rogue goes on sale this fall.