Nissan highlights Rogue’s traction at ice-covered Mecaglisse circuit

Article by Anita Panait, on February 10, 2014

Nissan Motor Co. has invited Canadian journalists to Quebec's Laurentian mountains to give them the chance to be behind the wheel of the all-new Rogue and take it on a spin on the ice-covered Mecaglisse circuit in Notre Dame-de-la-Merci. "There is no better place, even in Canada," remarked Christian Meunier, president of Nissan Canada.

He said that Nissan Canada was looking for a special location to show the journalists “what it is like to drive the Rogue in the true Canadian winter." The Mecaglisse circuit, part of a purpose-built, 700-acre all-season motorsports facility, could provide a good representation of the most extreme challenges in terms of road traction that any driver could encounter. The ice-covered circuit is an ideal place to highlight the advantages of Rogue's advanced all-wheel drive (AWD) system.

"It is not only just about AWD, the wheels powering down. It is also about the steering, the braking and how all of Rogue's systems come together to deliver a confident ride and driving experience," remarked Tim Franklin, Product Planning, Nissan Canada.

The Nissan Rogue has managed to impress experienced winter drivers, including the facility’s co-owner, Franck Kirchhoff.  "I drove this car yesterday, and even if you drive without studs, only on regular winter tires, you really feel the car, and the handling is really good,” Kirchoff said.  “I drive many cars during the winter, and I feel the Rogue is one of the best SUVs that you can get."

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