Nissan recently unveiled the new Rogue Sport subcompact crossover. Although it shares only the name with its larger sibling, its arrival is important to fans. According to rumors, the next vehicle to appear will be compact 2020 Nissan Rogue. This is the company’s best-selling vehicle and the model that leads sales in compact segment in the USA. The Japanese carmaker is not letting the competition take over this spot. Rogue has numerous rivals and being number 1 shows the quality, reliability, and versatility of this small SUV.
The crossover is offering conventional and hybrid engines. For the next edition, we could see even more units. The 2020 Nissan Rogue Nismo is one of the options. The redesign will be huge. We could see small updates every year, but this time the crossover could head into a new generation. The current, second-gen vehicle, dates back from 2014. Besides Nismo, there will be few other special appearances, such as Midnight Edition.
2020 Nissan Rogue Specs
The 2020 Nissan Rogue will continue to use a 2.5-liter four-cylinder drivetrain. This unit is good for 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. The gas mileage is one of the advantages and reasons why to buy Rogue. Depending on configuration, the crossover can return 26/34 mpg. Front-wheel drive is standard. Optionally, Rogue all-wheel drive consumes slightly more fuel. Its gas mileage drops by 1 mpg both for city and highway rating. If the fuel economy is a strong side, the towing capacity is not. The 2020 Rogue will be able to haul 1,100 pounds.
Nissan’s intelligent all-wheel drive is part of Rogue’s offer. This system constantly monitors the road conditions and adopt an AWD to them. By default, front wheels are getting all the power. But, when wheelspin or throttle position indicates non-optimal conditions, the system shifts 50 percent of energy to rear wheels. Balance and traction are getting a boost, and a driver gets better handling.
An alternative to the conventional petrol engine setup is a hybrid unit. This system combines a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor. The 2020 Nissan Rogue is about to return 180 hp. Fuel economy numbers are getting a boost for a city drive. Outside urban areas, the crossover gains only 1 mpg. City gas mileage is almost equal to highway’s ratings. The 2020 Rogue Hybrid is also offering intelligent all-wheel drive as an optional feature. A CVT gearbox is a power router for any drivetrain, and the driver can set one of three driving modes – Eco, Sport, and Normal.
Nissan Rogue Nismo
The new 2020 Nissan Rogue could finally add a Nismo package. We could see the concept vehicle two years ago, and ever since we are waiting for the compact crossover to get serious updates. The exterior is getting special treatment. Compared to the vehicle from 2017, the 2020 Nissan Rogue Nismo will use most of the exterior upgrades. Of course, there are red accents all around the vehicle. Interior of the concept didn’t look like Nismo. Leather, red details, and sporty seats were missing.
Under the hood of the performance-oriented SUV will be a much more powerful engine. Nissan will aim for at least 250 hp. Sporty upgrades for brakes, suspension, and steering will make the Nismo version more attractive to younger buyers. With it, the company would close the range of Rogue’s lineup.
2020 Nissan Rogue Sport
Rogue Sport is a subcompact crossover. It is smaller and visually different from a vehicle whose name it uses. Sport version is 172 inches long, with a 104-inch wheelbase (10 inches overall, and 2 inches shorter wheelbase than Rogue). The company recently announced the new vehicle for 2020. The new edition suffered a big redesign, especially up front. New fascia brings refreshed headlights and bumpers. In Europe, this model is available as Nissan Qashqai. More options are added and trim levels remain the same (S, SL, SV). However, fans were expecting updates under the hood. Rogue Sport will use a 2.0-liter engine next season. This unit returns 140 hp, which is poor output even for the subcompact segment.
2020 Nissan Rogue Redesign and Changes
With Rogue Sport model out with so many changes, the next one to get a cosmetic treatment is 2020 Nissan Rogue. The redesign of the compact SUV will bring some similarities, but it will still remain the unique model. What’s more, the company will add more features and options. Changes will be done to the Midnight Edition, that should reappear for 2020 season.
When Will 2020 Nissan Rogue Be Available?
We expect the 2020 Nissan Rogue to debut at the any of the upcoming big auto shows. Although we couldn’t catch any prototype testing, and spy shots don’t exist, the crossover is going through a redesign. The next season brings a challenge to the Rogue, which ended the last year as the best-selling compact crossover SUV. The Japanese company will try to beat 412,00 sold units in 2020.
The competition in the compact crossover segment is probably the biggest in the whole automotive industry. But, if we can choose a few alternatives to the best-selling model, we can consider other Japanese carmakers as good choices. Toyota Rav4 and Honda CR-V are also a major threat if we look at the sale numbers. Chevy Equinox and Ford Escape are also there, with Blue Oval company launching the hybrid version of its compact SUV in 2020. The Rogue SUV is so good and Mitsubishi plans to build its Outlander on the same platform as Nissan’s crossover.