Nissan Motor has revamped its best-selling Rogue SUV, the core component in a global restructuring strategy for the Japanese automaker.
The third-generation compact crossover features a streamlined appearance, increased power, and new equipment, including an upgraded variant of the ProPilot Assist driver assistance program. Nissan also added to the Rogue lineup a new high-end trim.
Jared Haslam, vice president of product planning for Nissan North America, said during a Zoom media briefing, “It is one of, if not the most important product in our lineup. This all-new Rogue is certainly fitting of that moniker, being the most important.”
The 2021 Rogue — available in the fall — is the first of five new or redesigned vehicles in the U.S. for Nissan in the coming year. They are part of a global turnaround plan unveiled in May. The restructuring includes cutting billions in fixed costs, axing several vehicle nameplates, and closing or realigning production plants.
Nissan’s newest iteration of ProPilot Assist offers enhanced efficiency and driving dynamics and a system that can use car navigation at protective speeds as it reaches a road exit or freeway junction.
Nissan is calling ProPilot Assist Navi Link for the navigation-linked system. This is an advancing version of the adaptive cruise control, which controls the speed, breakage, and steering of a vehicle, compared to the Standard ProPilot.
Drivers always have to keep their hands on the steering wheel and be always careful of the lane. The ProPilot Assist can control the speed and stop without driver input as long as the stop is less than 30 seconds if it is in traffic.
On the top two models of the vehicle, including a standard on a new Platinum top-end trim, ProPilot Assist linked to the navigation system is available.