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Facelifted Nissan Rogue previews new X-Trail


Set to debut later this year in North America, Nissan has unveiled the facelifted version of its Rogue crossover, which showcases styling hints of what to expect from the refreshed X-Trail.

Incorporating cues from the recently launched Maxima and Murano, such as the new V-Motion grille, V-shaped daytime running lights, new tailight cluster and chrome detailing, the Rouge sports upgraded levels of technology and safety, the most notable being a seven-inch touchscreen display with voice recognition and 24/7 SiriusXM digital radio connectivity.

Depending on the model, new safety items consist of Blind Spot Warning with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning and Land Departure Prevention, radar guided Intelligent Cruise Control, Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, 360 degree surround view and Advanced Drive-Assist Display.

Underneath the bonnet, the Rogue again makes use of a 2.5-litre petrol engine developing 125 kW and 237 N.m of torque matched to a Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission, while a hybrid model, combining a 2.0-litre petrol engine with a 30 kW electric motor becomes available for the first time.

While the latter is unlikely for local release, the former is available as the flagship petrol option in the X-Trail line-up, with a normally aspirated 2.0-litre petrol and 1.6 dCi turbodiesel being the others. It remains unknown when the updated X-Trail is expected to arrive on local shores.


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