Nissan seems poised to unveil an enhancement to its Rogue compact crossover, corroborated by the recent spotting of a prototype draped in camouflage.
The existing Rogue made its debut in 2020 as a model for the year 2021, and indications are that the forthcoming update will serve as a mid-cycle revision, likely to launch in the United States as the 2025 model year.
Overview of Nissan Rogue
In various international markets, the vehicle is marketed under the name X-Trail. Anticipations are that the same modifications will be incorporated into the X-Trail model as well.
From an external viewpoint, significant alterations appear minimal. The camouflage attire suggests modifications to the front and rear fascias, with potential introductions of new color schemes and wheel designs. Notable modifications can be discerned in the vents positioned beneath the headlights and in the grille design.
Interior Refinements in the 2025 Nissan Rogue—Spy Images Credited to Baldauf
The interior is set for more meaningful adjustments. A prominently larger infotainment screen is visible in the prototype, which eliminates the dual dials and other control elements that surround the current model’s infotainment interface. The redesigned version positions some controls and a singular dial beneath the screen.
Uncertainties in Powertrain Options
As of now, the specifics regarding any changes to the Rogue’s powertrain remain unclear. The current U.S. model is equipped with a 1.5-liter turbo-3 engine that delivers a respectable 201 horsepower and is exclusively paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The model comes standard with front-wheel drive, although an all-wheel-drive variant is also available.
In other global markets, Nissan provides a more diversified range of powertrains for the Rogue. For instance, Nissan offers the X-Trail—a sibling to the Rogue—with a hybrid powertrain system. This system relies on an electric drive mechanism powered by a 1.5-liter gasoline engine that serves solely as an electricity generator. This arrangement is categorized as a series hybrid system and carries Nissan’s E-Power branding. Speculation abounds that Nissan may introduce this hybrid technology in the forthcoming U.S. version of the updated Rogue.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about 2025 Nissan Rogue updates
What model year will the updated Nissan Rogue be introduced as?
The updated Nissan Rogue is expected to be introduced as a 2025 model year in the United States.
Is the Nissan Rogue known by any other name in different markets?
Yes, in various international markets, the Nissan Rogue is sold under the name X-Trail.
What are the noticeable exterior changes in the 2025 Nissan Rogue?
While significant exterior alterations appear to be minimal, the camouflage attire on the prototype suggests modifications to the front and rear fascias. New color schemes and wheel designs may also be introduced.
What significant interior modifications are expected?
The interior is slated for more meaningful adjustments, notably featuring a larger infotainment screen. The updated version also relocates some controls and a singular dial beneath the screen, as opposed to the dual dials surrounding the current model’s screen.
Is there any information on changes to the powertrain?
As of now, specifics regarding changes to the powertrain remain unclear. The current U.S. model features a 1.5-liter turbo-3 engine that delivers 201 horsepower and is exclusively paired with a continuously variable transmission (CVT).
Will the updated Rogue offer all-wheel drive?
The current model comes standard with front-wheel drive, although an all-wheel-drive variant is available. It is not confirmed yet if the updated model will continue to offer this option.
Are there any rumors regarding the introduction of hybrid technology in the U.S. version of the updated Rogue?
Yes, speculation abounds that Nissan may introduce a hybrid powertrain system, known as E-Power, in the forthcoming U.S. version of the updated Rogue. This hybrid system is already offered in the X-Trail model in other markets.
More about 2025 Nissan Rogue updates
- Nissan Official Website
- 2021 Nissan Rogue Specifications
- Spy Shots of 2025 Nissan Rogue
- E-Power Technology Overview
- Compact Crossover Market Trends
- Nissan X-Trail in International Markets
- Continuously Variable Transmission Explained