The redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue, set to go on sale in November, made its worldwide debut at the Frakfurt Motor Show. The Rogue is Nissan's second best selling vehicle in the United States.
Nissan, seeing the demand for small crossovers, designed the 2014 Rogue for the global market. They hope to sell the Rogue in 190 countries around the world. In the U.S., the Rogue has already established itself as a successful vehicle. Already the second best selling Nissan vehicle in the country, the company is already evaluating demand for the 2014 Rogue. Buyers who preorder the 2014 Rogue will receive a $250 gift card when they purchase the car.
"There is growing demand for compact SUVs around the world due to their user-friendly combination of right-sized exteriors, flexible interior utility and low environmental impact," said Fred Diaz, divisional vice president, Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc.
The 2014 Nissan Rogue will come with a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine with 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Coupled with Nissan's Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), the 2014 Rogue is will get an estimated 33 mpg highway, an 18 percent increase compared to the 2013 model. The 2014 Rogue will come with disk brakes on all corners, and an array of safe driving technologies like Vehicle Dynamic Control. The Rogue will also be offered with an all-wheel drive option.
The exterior of the Rogue has been redesigned to compete with more premium market vehicles. Following in the footsteps of Audi, Nissan has equipped the 2014 Rogue with LED daytime running lights and LED headlights. The Rogue is also available with a panoramic moonroof and a power liftgate in the rear.
One of the main advantages of a crossover such as the Rogue is the added interior space. Seating arrangements are seemingly endless with the 2014 Rogue, which for the first time will offer third row seating. The 40/20/40 folding second row seating allows the owner to customize the interior layout to carry large amounts of cargo in a relatively small area, or move up to seven passengers with the optional third row seats. The Rogue also has more headroom for the front passengers, and adjustable seating positions for the second row. Standard entertainment equipment includes Bluetooth audio and hands-free texting.
Prices for the 2014 Nissan Rogue start at $22,490 and go up to $29,420 for the Rogue SL AWD. They will start to hit showroom floors in November, and if previous sales numbers are a show of what's to come, will likely be in high demand.