Especially under the hood.
The 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport was recently given a refresh but with the reveal of an all-new Rogue, it probably won't be long until Nissan comes out with the next-generation model. Nissan decided not to launch the new Rogue with a hybrid variant but rumors dating back to last year claim that the smaller Rogue Sport will be a hybrid. These rumors have gained traction lately with Response reporting that the next-generation Rogue Sport (also called the Dualis and Qashqai in other markets) will be offered with multiple electrified drivetrains.
We already know that a new Qashqai is coming, as it was mentioned in Nissan's 'From A To Z' teaser that also included our first look at the 400Z. While there's no confirmation that the Qashqai will continue to be sold in the US as the Rogue Sport, it does at least confirm that the model is part of Nissan's future plans.
This new Rogue Sport is expected to ride on the same Common Module Family (CMF) platform as the current model with styling inspired by the electric IMQ Concept. From the shadowy image shown in the teaser, it looks similar to the latest Rogue. The vehicle itself will not be fully electric but it will be electrified with two different types of hybrid systems. One will be Nissan's own e-POWER system, which uses a combustion engine to charge a set of batteries that then power an electric motor, which drives the wheels.
The other hybrid system will be taken from fellow alliance member Mitsubishi. This will be a Rogue Sport Plug-In Hybrid variant with a similar system as the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. In the Outlander, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is paired with an electric motor to produce 190 horsepower with an all-electric driving range of 22 miles. In a smaller vehicle like the Rogue Sport, we'd expect the range to increase noticeably. The Qashqai, and subsequently the Rogue Sport, is expected to debut later in 2020 as a 2021 model.