Nissan seems to be having a gala time in the compact crossover segment that’s only growing competitive. The Nissan Rouge has already enjoyed sales upswing in 2016 as 32,979 units have been sold in August. It looks like that its makers are up for more and the 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is targeted to excel in the 3-row segment.
The company might even be looking forward to shaping the 3-row SUV segment in terms of fuel economy by this new hybrid model.
2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin
This new 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid feature several changes in its exterior body. This SUV has received new design lines that seem to be similar to that of 2017 Pathfinder. First off, this 2017 model has received a makeover in its front fascia. This is complemented by its grille which has been redesigned.
The headlights have also received slight changes and feature LED daytime running lights. New chrome inserts have been featured on the front bumper just below the lower air intake. The fog lights have also received modifications and overall, the front fascia looks aggressive.
The mirrors incorporate LED turn signals; chrome moldings have been featured on its side body. The roof rails are sporty which makes this vehicle look visually attractive. The hood has also received new design lines. The wheel rims have got a new treatment with unique split spokes. This new Nissan Rogue Hybrid 2017 carries its badge around its side body and tailgate.
This new 2017 Rogue Hybrid has also received refinements in its interior cabin. This hybrid model offers the same material and color choices as the standard Rouge. The dashboard has been redesigned and a new D-shaped steering wheel has been featured.
As the Rogue Hybrid is offered in SV and SL trim levels, high-end features like leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, upgraded sound system are presented. The overall cargo capacity of this Rogue Hybrid is also the same as that of standard Rouge.
The driver’s gauge cluster consists of analog meters and a TFT display for the driver’s convenience. The infotainment system features Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid – Engine Specifications
Powering this 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is a 2.0-liter 4 cylinder engine. The sole output of this engine is 141 hp and 144 lb-ft of torque. To provide an extra jolt of juice, a 30 kW electric motor has been paired with the engine.
A Xtronic CVT system has been used which makes way for both front wheel drive and all-wheel drive configuration. In terms of fuel economy, the figures should stay at 33 mpg on city, 35 mpg on highways and 34 mpg combined in FWD configuration. Figures drop down to 31/34 and 33 mpg for AWD respectively.
2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid – Competitors, Price, and Release Date
The Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape Hybrid are its biggest competitors. The base Rogue starts at $23,820 and the price of 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is also likely to increase up to of $29,000. As to its availability, Nissan is going to start its sales by the end of this year.