Qashqai is coming to the U.S. market. However, the car manufacturer doesn’t think that this name is that easy to pronounce for American customers. So the model is going to be released as Rogue Sport. It’s quite strange because they still sell this vehicle as Qashqai on the Canadian market. Perhaps the carmaker has picked this idea up from Mitsubishi which is their new partner now.
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Exterior
Generally speaking, 2017 Rouge Sport has become shorter in comparison to the typical Rouge. Its whole body has lost 12.1 inches. Its wheelbase has become 2.3 inches shorter as well. Nevertheless, this vehicle still stays a bit larger than Nissan Juke or Kia Soul which are its main competitors in the segment of subcompact crossovers. Even though the car has changed a bit it still has the basic platform of Rouge. So you can expect strut front and multilink rear suspension setups to be the same.
Length loss is a good decision, though. Now the car looks more athletic and proportional so you will want to buy it even more than before. However, its design is relatively untouched. For example, this car has the same type of grille. Its wheels have stayed unchanged as well. The colors haven’t been modified either.
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Interior
The inside part of the vehicle can’t boast about radical changes. The dashboard is almost identical to what you could’ve had in the previous generation. The same goes to the steering wheel. Now there’s a third row available which is still a good decision. As you can guess there’s a shortage of cargo space which is the result of size changes. All in all, even though the shape of the model has been slightly changed it doesn’t feel new so you may still find it similar to the previous generation.
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Engine and Specifications
What can we expect under the hood of this production? This is 2.0-liter engine with four cylinders. It provides up to 141 horsepower. The torque number is unknown so far so we will stay away from any assumptions about it. The good news is that this vehicle will be equipped with the continuously variable transmission of an automatic type.
We think that the vehicle will be better at acceleration owing to this engine and significant weight loss. There’re not many competitors who can boast about the same advantage as Rouge so it’s a good decision. It’s said that this model will make it 0-60 less than in 8.0 seconds. The car is expected to be available as AWD and FWD.