Nissan released today the first teaser with the 2014 Rogue CUV, showing us the headlight of its upcoming model. Although we can’t see more from this photo, we do know that the new crossover will take its design lines from the Hi-Cross Concept, the vehicle unveiled by Nissan back in 2012 at the Geneva Motor Show.
The 2014 Nissan Rogue will get specific elements such as pronounced wheel arches, the well-known angular nose and the flat roofline. Under the hood, we should see the same 2.5-liter engine found on the current model, delivering 170 hp and 175 pounds of torque.
Moreover, the 2014 Rogue is expected to use the Renault-Nissan CMF (Common Module Family) platform and will be built in Tennessee, United States. The new vehicle will be revealed on September 10, so we expect the redesigned 2014 Rogue to show up in November at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.
The 2014 Nissan Rogue features a totally redesigned exterior, which offers a premium, high-quality appearance and feel. And it does so without compromising any of the car’s functional aspects. Thanks to its short overhangs for both front and rear, as well as its long wheelbase, the new Rogue boasts a compact size and a specious interior.
Compared with the earlier generation Rogue, the 2014 model has a wheelbase that is 0.6 inch longer, an overall height that is 1.2 inches more, and a front overhang that is 1.5 inches shorter. Moreover, the vehicle’s rear doors have a wider opening, allowing for easier access into and out of the rear passenger space.
What’s more, sharp and aggressive bodylines lend a sporty and confident look to the new Nissan Rogue. Thanks to its large wheel wells, its 18-inch wheels, and tires, the vehicle has a bold stance that balances its sleek style.
Meanwhile, the coefficient of drag for the new Rogue was reduced by around 10% from that of the previous generation to 0.33. This was achieved by optimizing the outside mirror shapes and A-pillar section, which also helps lessen the wind noise. Also, the turbulence behind the vehicle’s body was reduced by optimizing the rear side spoiler, the rear roof spoiler, and the rear combination lights.
Additionally, underbody aerodynamic devices include muffler spoiler, rear bumper closing panel, rear suspension cover, fuel tank deflector, front tire deflectors, and engine under cover.