Nissan is expanding the Rogue lineup for the 2017 model with the introduction of the new Rogue Sport. The Rogue Sport may look familiar to some, since its sold as the Qashqai in other markets outside the US.
“The new Rogue Sport is a perfect addition to the red hot Rogue lineup, which is also adding a first-ever Rogue Hybrid model for 2017,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “With Rogue Sport’s slightly smaller dimensions and sporty maneuverability, it’s ideal for singles or couples without kids – or empty nesters – who want a sportier vehicle and can live with a little less cargo capacity than the current Rogue offers.”
The Rogue Sport is smaller the Rogue with a 2.3-inch shorter wheelbase and a 12.1-inch shorter overall length. Even though it has a smaller footprint than the standard Rogue, the Rogue Sport can still has up to 61.1 cubic feet of cargo space.
The Rogue Sport is powered by a 141-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that is mated to a standard CVT. It goes on sale in spring 2017.