For 2020, the Nissan Rogue Sport gets a new style with a new front fascia, a Vmotion grille, elongated headlights, new rear taillights and 19-inch wheels. A new hood houses the standard 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve inline four-cylinder engine, running 141 horsepower paired with the Xtronic CVT transmission with Eco Mode switch. The automaker added some fun colors to the palette with Nitro Lime Metallic and Monarch Orange Metallic.
In this category, the competition is thick. To be competitive the automaker included the Nissan Safety Shield 360 Standard on all three trims, S, SV, and SL. This gave the S level trim the Driver Assistance feature. The Nissan Safety system includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), radar-based Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (FCTA), and High Beam Assist (HBA). The Rogue definitely is load up on the safety features, but ProPilot Assist still remains an upgrade option. The ProPilot Assist is a single-lane “hands-on” driving assistance technology that eases drive workload by reducing the amount of driver acceleration, steering and braking input under various driving conditions.
The sales success of Nissan’s crossover is insane between the two models, the subcompact Rogue Sport and Rogue compact. They sold over 412,000 units in 2018; nobody in that category even came close. Nissan increased pricing on the 2019 model year vehicles, but has not mentioned any pricing on the 2020 Rogue Sport. Expect a small increase later this year with the release of the new MSRP’s. For now, check it out at the Chicago Auto Show this week.
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