Nissan has managed to add new styling to second-generation Rogue without changing much of the original specifications. The 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid has been performing in its class according to the increased sales as per August 2016 sales data. Styling additions include inclusion of a V-motion grille, new headlights, fasciae, taillights and wheels to provide a bold look and measure up to better-selling rivals such as RAV4.
2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
Nissan has sought to retain the same interior design used in the previous model. However, new additions such as modern steering wheel, platinum reserve interior for the customers willing to pay more, new Bose sound system and door seals. The exterior has been refined through the inclusion of LED tail lights, fasciae, fog lights, V-motion grille, and 19-inch wheels fitted with large Bridgestone tires.
The hybrid version has a lower cargo holding space due to the placement of the lithium ion batteries under the load area of the 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid. The model has been improved to assume the same appeal that other vehicles in its class have. Nissan has probably assumed this direction as a way of ensuring that the vehicle attains higher sales.
2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid – Engine and Performance
The 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid has a 2.5 liter, four cylinder engine that has the capacity of releasing 170 hp. The vehicle has a variable transmission. The 2017 Rogue has a 175 torque assuring the owners of an easy hill climb. The company has managed to improve the continuously variable transmission resulting in the near perfection at the adjustment of the ratios as a simulation of actual gear changes.
The 19-inch optional wheels allow the Platinum Reserve to provide an ease when taking curves even though the ability of the Nissan Rogue Hybrid 2017 to turn corners is not at par with the peers in the class. The 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid carries over the same electric steering issues that were manifested in the past model since it is still light and does not provide feedback.
However, one can engage the sport mode to counter the issue. The 2017 Rogue Hybrid has 31 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon in the highway. This is a major payoff for the vehicle since it can outlast its competitors if filled with the same amount of fuel.
2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid – Price, Release Date and Competitors
Nissan only had to give the vehicle a slight facelift in order for it to be able to compete with the rest of the models in the crossover category. In as much as the model is not performing at the same level with the competitors. The designers have managed to create a vehicle with fewer emissions and appealing looks which are major determinants of modern auto buyers’ decision making. The company has also managed to improve on the common complaints of the previous model.