The all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue is coming to the markets by the end of the year. After the spy shots, leaked photos of the redesigned model become available online. New Rogue should debut with the next few months, most likely this fall. The customers can’t wait to see all of the upgrades and some of them are significant.
On the inside, new Rogue will look closer to the all-new Sentra and Altima sedans. That includes a tablet-like screen and more high-quality materials. As for the performance, the 2021 Rogue will also be similar to the Altima sedan and it will offer two engine options. The best part about arriving model is that the price won’t drastically jump.
2021 Rogue Exterior Redesign
Rogue made its debut in 2013 and since then, we didn’t see so many major updates. However, the 2021 Nissan Rogue will finally get a complete exterior redesign. Thanks to the leaked photos, we can confirm that the Roque will gain new look. The styling is similar to the one we’ve seen on the spy shots a couple of months ago.
That means Rogue will definitely get a more prominent V-shaped grille with split-level headlights. The shape is boxier than before and the rear end is squared-off. Overall, Rogue looks like a brand-new crossover which is good. Its current design is aging so the time for significant changes has come. Lastly, the rear part will host horizontal taillights that are also narrower than before.
On the inside, the upcoming 2021 Nissan Rogue will borrow plenty of stuff from Sentra and Altima sedans. This is not a bad thing at all unless you like uniqueness. If you don’t care, then these updates are more than welcome. For a start, Rogue will get a tablet-like infotainment touchscreen. It is a highlight of the interior because this unit simply dominates the dashboard.
Nissan will also deliver diamond-quilted leather seats. The control panel is now fully digital and the electronic shifter is visible on the leaked photos as well. We don’t know exactly how many high-tech features will Nissan offer, but expect plenty of new features.
Rogue Will Borrow an Engine From Altima Sedan
The next 2021 Nissan Rogue will share many of its mechanics with the Altima sedan. That includes a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 180 horsepower. This engine will be offered as standard and it will come with a CVT transmission. On top of that, the customers can choose between front and all-wheel-drive setups.
A 2.0-liter four-cylinder VC Turbo engine is also in the offer and it works with a hybrid system. Hybrid variant provides almost the same amount of power but its fuel economy is higher, 34 mpg combined. We are still waiting for Nissan to release exact engine specs and figures in the Rogue Sport variant.
2021 Nissan Rogue Price and Release Date
As we said, the price of the third-gen 2021 Nissan Rogue won’t be significantly increased. The new model will start at $26,000 and a fully loaded SL trim level should cost around $36,000. The sales will start later this year, most likely this fall.