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New 2014 Nissan Rogue Makes U.S. Debut

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ALL-NEW 2014 NISSAN ROGUE MAKES U.S. DEBUT.

ALL-NEW 2014 NISSAN ROGUE MAKES U.S. DEBUT. (PRNewsFoto/Nissan North America)

NASHVILLE, TN – Nissan has debuted the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue compact utility vehicle, the company’s second best-selling model in the United States and one of a family of new Nissan global compact crossovers. The European version, called the Nissan X-TRAIL, made its world debut during a press conference at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

As a high-volume global growth product built on the new jointly developed Nissan/Renault Common Module Family (CMF) platform architecture, it is projected to be available in 190 countries around the world.

The new Rogue is scheduled to go on sale at Nissan dealers in the United States in November with a starting price of $22,490 USD for the Rogue S front-wheel drive model.

In anticipation of strong consumer interest and demand for the second-generation Rogue, a special pre-sale reservation program launched at www.nissanusa.com. Through this program, buyers will receive a $250 gift card when they sign up to be one of the first owners of this all-new vehicle (upon purchase of the vehicle). A special $239 USD Rogue Reservation Program lease is also being offered.

“There is growing demand for compact SUVs around the world due to their user-friendly combination of right-sized exteriors, flexible interior utility and low environmental impact,” said Fred Diaz, divisional vice president, Sales and Marketing, Nissan North America, Inc. “With this exciting, innovative, all-new design, Nissan is aggressively targeting increased sales and share in every market. By sharing development costs, while adapting powertrains, designs and equipment offerings for each specific region, Nissan has been able to add features and technologies while keeping prices affordable. No matter the specific market nameplate, it’s a guaranteed winner.”

The 2014 Rogue’s new exterior design provides a premium, high-quality look and feel with available LED headlights, standard LED signature daytime running lights, outside mirrors with integrated turn signals and rear spoiler. Also available are a power panoramic moonroof and a power rear liftgate.

For the first time, Rogue will offer optional 3-row/7-passenger seating, thanks to its improved interior packaging efficiency. Among the many interior highlights are the innovative, class-exclusive Divide ‘n Hide Cargo System providing 18 adjustable variations (two-row models) between the cargo and occupant areas. The premium Rogue interior also offers exceptional passenger and cargo versatility, with best-in-class front headroom. The class-exclusive EZ FlexO Seating System includes a reclining 40/20/40-split 2nd row seat and 2nd row legroom of 37.9 inches and 9.0 inches of fore/aft adjustability. Standard interior features include Streaming Audio via Bluetooth and Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant.

“Rogue’s bold, dynamic new styling is going to generate tremendous attention,” said Diaz. “And once buyers take a look inside at the roomy, premium interior and experience the long list of affordable technologies, we know they’ll be delighted.”

Available Rogue technology features include NissanConnectSM with Navigation and NissanConnectSM Apps; Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection; Blind Spot Warning; Lane Departure Warning; and Forward Collision Warning.

Every 2014 Nissan Rogue is equipped with a responsive 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 170-horsepower and a best-in-class 175 lb-ft of torque. Also standard are an advanced Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), and 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and a choice of an intuitive All-Wheel Drive system or front-wheel drive. An added level of driving confidence is provided by the new suite of confidence-inspiring dynamic technologies, featuring Active Trace Control, Active Engine Braking and Active Ride Control.

Fuel economy is projected to be best-in-class 33 mpg highway for front-wheel drive models (2014 EPA ratings not available at press time) – representing an 18 percent improvement in highway fuel economy versus the 2013 model. The new Rogue carries the distinctive “PURE DRIVE” badge, signifying Nissan’s commitment to developing more environmentally friendly transportation for every market.

The 2014 Nissan Rogue is offered in S, SV and SL models and will be assembled in Smyrna, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.nissan-global.com.

SOURCE: Nissan North America

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