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2016 Nissan Rogue is an American version, of Nissan Qashqai, one of the most popular Nissan crossovers on European market. Same vehicle is sold in Japan and Australia under the Dualis label. Nissan Rogue debuted in 2007, on North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It is produced in Smyrna facility in Tennessee.

As a entry-level crossover SUV it replaced X-Trail in Canada, while in United States a new generation X-Trail shares its platform with Nissan Rogue. In United States, Nissan Rogue comes in S and SL trims and in S trim it’s also can be bought with ‘’ 360 Value’’ package or S Krom trim edition which are both more upscale and more luxurious versions of standard Nissan Rogue S trim level.

2015 Nissan Rogue hasn’t come out yet, but we are already thinking how 2016 model will look like. It is obvious that Nissan Rogue’s sporty and aerodynamic front part is very popular and it hasn’t been changed since it was introduced in 2013. 2014 Nissan Rogue is very steep towards the front and it has a small chrome grille, that looks like the one on Nissan Juke and it is here to stay for at least few more model years. Why change something that’s popular?

2014 Nissan Rogue can accommodate 7 passengers and the space is its biggest problem since the beginning of its production. It has a third miniature seat row, but with very low comfort and not a lot of leg and head room. We hope that until production start of the 2016 Nissan Rogue, Nissan Motors will manage to fit more room into the Rogue’s cabin, so the third row is also going to be comfortable as the second one. We also hope that in 2016 model year, Nissan will introduce some of the additional options from earlier Nissan Rogue models into the standard package, mainly we hope for: 7 inch touch screen display with navigation system and NissanConnect application.

2016 Nissan Rogue will probably come with more powerful turbo-charged engine. 2,5 liter four cylinder engine from 2014 model can produce 170 horsepower, which is not really good result for its class. Nissan will need to make drastic changes when it comes to performance and to introduce new powerful, but small enough engine in an attempt to compete with other similar crossovers on the American market.

Price of the Nissan Rogue in 2016 is not going to be higher then $30,000. This was relatively cheap car in previous model years, and that was one of its made commodities. Release date is of course still unknown, but it will probably be promoted in 2015, and it may reach the dealer shops in the beginning of 2016.