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Nissan to Sell Two Versions of Rogue in U.S. Market

By: Philly Murtha, 10/3/2013
A redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue and a version of the current Rogue, which the company dubs "Rogue Select," will reach U.S. dealer showrooms in the next few months, according to the automaker. Nissan's redesigned 2014 model, produced in the United States, will reach dealer showrooms in November. In addition, Nissan says it will market the current 2013 model that is imported from Japan under the name Rogue Select. The less expensive Rogue Select will go on sale at the beginning of the new year.

Nissan's new 2014 model is built on a new platform jointly designed by Nissan and its French affiliate Renault at Nissan's plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. The new model features "bold and dramatic design, a roomier, premium interior with more user-friendly and affordable technologies," according to a Nissan design official. The new Rogue is available in three trim levels. It will have a base price of $23,350 for the base front-wheel-drive (FWD) S trim level. A number of added safety and connectivity features have been added to the SV and SL trim levels on the 2014 model.

As noted, the current-generation Rogue Select, which first arrived in the U.S. market in 2008 as a 2009 model, will have a base MSRP of less than $20,000 when it reaches showrooms in January. Both the Rogue Select and the redesigned 2014 Rogue are powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower that is mated with a more fuel-efficient continuously variable transmission (CVT).

Through the first 8 months of 2013, sales of the current model rose in double digits from the same period in 2012, to 113,316 units, based on manufacturer-reported sales data. Rogue is Nissan's second-best-selling model after the Altima midsize sedan, which continues to be one of the 10 best-selling models in the U.S. market. The Honda CR-V and Ford Escape remain the best-selling compact CUVs in the U.S. market. However, the Rogue is in the top 10 in segment sales according to industry data tracked by our forecasting partner, LMC Automotive.

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