2012 Nissan Rogue receives the Around View Monitor

Article by Christian Andrei, on November 19, 2011

Parallel parking and maneuvering into tight spaces are made easy with the Around View Monitor fitted on the 2012 Nissan Rogue. This would make Rogue as the first non-luxury vehicle in the U.S. to have the one-of-a-kind Around View Monitor that’s offered as a part of the optional Rogue SL Package.

Four small superwide-angle cameras are used by Rogue’s Around View Monitor. These are positioned on the front, side mirrors and rear of the vehicle.

The four cameras produce images that are converted in order to create a virtual 360° view of objects surrounding the vehicle.

 Nissan designed this system to offer ease in its usage. Having an overhead view allows the driver to position the vehicle for parallel parking. The front/rear view enables the driver to simultaneously confirm the front or rear of the vehicle.

The system instantly switches to the previous screen when the transmission is shifted into drive from reverse. The two most problematic areas – the rear and front passenger side of the vehicle – display the rear view and front-side view at the same time. The driver can change the views on the split-screen display from a button on the center console. For instance, the front and side or rear and side views can be displayed at the same time to help estimate the distance of the Rogue to the curb.

Rogue is powered by a standard 170-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, advanced Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and has an available Intuitive All-Wheel Drive system.

It combines enjoyable driving with the versatility of having a big 57.9 cubic feet of cargo space (with 2nd row seat folded down), a 60/40-split rear seat and an available fold-down front passenger seat. Rogue has a 28 mpg fuel economy and comes with six standard air bags.

The revamped Nissan Rouge comes out with a more sophisticated look. The highly prominent shoulder lines and arched shapes around the exterior certainly show us all these qualities.

Castignetti also mentioned that the new Nissan Rouge model is entirely different from the usual SUVs. The Rouge has a more elegant style particularly with its new 18-inch wheels with chrome accents.

The 2011 model features the new power sideview mirrors, rearlift gate (with fixed glass), body colour bumper and chrome door handles. Add-on features are also available just like the roof rails and the detachable crossbars. Meanwhile, the new Rouge comes with the standard Xenon headlamps and sliding glass moonroof with tinted glass in dark grey.

The tough looking yet stylish SUV now sports the larger front doors for easier access. The Krom Edition meanwhile is fully equipped with power side mirrors and rear spoiler in the same body colour. The limited variant also sports a set of 18-inch alloy wheels and powerful central exhaust pipes at the rear. The front fascia on the other hand bears the sporty new grille with fog lights.

All Rouge models are created under Nissan’s C design standards. This type of technical blueprint focuses on reducing body weight by using the right amount of high-strength steel coupled with high body stiffness method.

The driver-centric interior cockpit also points out to Nissan’s design objective. Aside from these, the new Nissan Rouge has the very useful centre console with its many features. They also designed the glove compartment with much bigger space for all the things you want to keep within reach.

SV variant comes with the fold flat front passenger seat. Other optional features include heated mirrors, heated front seats as well as the 6-way power seat for the driver. Otherwise, there are the 60:40 foldable rear seats (equivalent 8.5 feet cargo space from front to back) to store your entire luggage and lengthier objects.

Overall, the designers of Nissan created an interior that would bring happiness to their consumers. And for that, they’ve come up with 58cu.ft of cargo room. In fact, the new Rouge’s wheelbase is longer than any other SUV. It features an overall length of 182.9-inch with its wheelbase measuring 105.9 inches long.

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