Unfortunately for Nissan, photos showing the 2021 Rogue completely undisguised have already leaked online.
Thanks to leaked photos, patent images, and spy shots of camouflaged prototypes, we've known for a long time now that Nissan is developing an all-new version of the popular Rogue (also known as the X-Trail in other markets) compact crossover. What we didn't know, however, is when it will debut - until now.
Nissan has confirmed the all-new 2021 Rogue will break cover next week on Monday, June 15 at 9 am EDT. A new teaser photo supplied by the Japanese automaker previews its more fetching front fascia. Unfortunately for Nissan, photos showing the all-new Rogue completely undisguised have already leaked online.
Compared to its predecessor, the 2021 Nissan Rogue features new stylish split-headlights with slim LED daytime running lights in the upper section and low and high beams in the lower one. The redesigned headlights are positioned above a larger V-Motion grille and vertical air intakes.
These changes help give the 2021 Nissan Rogue a more distinctive design. Nissan hasn't shown off the rear, but the leaked photos confirm the 2021 Nissan Rogue will have redesigned taillights and a larger roof spoiler. The profile, on the other hand, looks very similar to the outgoing model.
While the exterior changes will be evolutionary rather than revolutionary, the interior will receive some radical changes including a fully digital instrument cluster that will most likely be reserved for higher trims, as well as a larger infotainment screen mounted to the dashboard, and a flat-bottom steering wheel.
Engine options haven't been confirmed, but we're expecting the 2021 Nissan Rogue to be offered with a 2.5-liter inline-four gasoline engine paired with a continuously variable transmission. In the current Rogue, this unit produces 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The Nissan Altima's 2.0-liter variable-compression turbo engine, which delivers 248 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, could also join the options list. After ae 2021 Nissan Rogue debuts next week, sales will start this fall.