Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.
) made its presence felt both in the U.S. and Europe. While the
automaker launched the 2014 version of Nissan Rogue compact
utility vehicle in the U.S., it showcased the European version,
Nissan X-TRAI, at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
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The exterior of 2014 Rogue is revamped with LED headlights,
standard LED signature daytime running lights, outside mirrors
with integrated turn signals and rear spoiler. The interior comes
with EZ FlexO Seating system and Divide 'n Hide Cargo System with
18 adjustable variations between the cargo and occupant areas,
along with an option for 3-row/7-passenger seating.
The new Rogue comes with 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at
170-horsepower and torque of 175 lb-ft. It offers a fuel
efficient solution to the customers by offering 33 mpg on
highway, thus, enhancing fuel economy by 18% from the 2013 model.
Nissan launched the vehicle based on rising demand for SUVs
globally. SUVs are preferred over other vehicles due to their
good exterior size, flexible interior utility and
eco-friendliness. Nissan expects this new launch will augment
The 2014 Nissan Rogue is the second best-selling model of the
automaker in the U.S. The SUV will be available in S, SV
and SL models, which will be assembled in Smyrna, Tenn. The
vehicle will be commercialized from November with an offer price
of $22,490 for the Rogue S front-wheel drive model. The vehicle
is expected to be marketed in 190 nations.
Nissan is optimistic about a strong demand for the
second-generation Rogue. The automaker announced a special
pre-sale reservation program, under which the customers will get
a $250 gift card after booking the vehicle.
Nissan also plans to give tough competition to
Ford Motor Co.
Toyota Motors Corp
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
) with the new cheaper and fuel efficient SUV. The Rogue offers
better mpg compared to its rivals, including the Honda CR-V, Ford
Escape and Toyota RAV4.
Nissan currently carries a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).