- One of two global Nissan crossover SUV designs announced today, along with Nissan X-TRAIL
- Best-selling vehicle in Nissan's Canadian lineup, totally redesigned for 2014 model year, set for December on-sale
- Bold new design, featuring stylish right-sized exterior, along with flexible, roomy and inviting interior with optional 3-row/7-passenger seating
- Extensive range of available technologies includes NissanConnectSM with Navigation, NissanConnectSM Apps; Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection, Blind Spot Warning and Lane Departure Warning
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Sept. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Nissan today debuted the all-new 2014 Nissan Rogue compact utility vehicle, the company's best-selling model in Canada* and one of a family of new Nissan global compact crossovers. The European version, called the Nissan X-TRAIL, made its world debut during a press conference at the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier today. As a high-volume global growth product built on the new jointly developed Nissan/Renault Common Module Family (CMF) platform architecture, it is projected to be available in 190 countries around the world.
The new Rogue is scheduled to go on sale at Nissan dealers in Canada in December with pricing to be announced at a later date.
"There is growing demand for compact SUVs around the world due to their user-friendly combination of right-sized exteriors, flexible interior utility and low environmental impact," said Brian Thomas, Director of Marketing, Nissan Canada Inc. "With this exciting, innovative, all-new design, Nissan is aggressively targeting increased sales and share in every market, including Canada. By sharing development costs, while adapting powertrains, designs and equipment offerings for each specific region, Nissan has been able to add features and technologies while keeping prices affordable, it's a guaranteed winner."
The 2014 Rogue's new exterior design provides a premium, high-quality look and feel with available LED headlights, standard LED signature daytime running lights, heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals and rear spoiler. Also available are a power panoramic moonroof and a power rear liftgate.
For the first time, Rogue will offer optional 3-row/7-passenger seating, thanks to its improved interior packaging efficiency. Among the many interior highlights are the innovative, class-exclusive** Divide 'n Hide® Cargo System providing 18 adjustable variations (two-row models) between the cargo and occupant areas.
The premium Rogue interior also offers exceptional passenger and cargo versatility, with best-in-class** front headroom. The class-exclusive** EZ FlexÔ Seating System includes a reclining 40/20/40-split 2nd row seat and 2nd row legroom of 963 mm (37.9 inches) and 228 mm (9.0 inches) of fore/aft adjustability. Standard interior features include Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® and Hands-free Text Messaging Assistant.
"Rogue's bold, dynamic new styling is going to generate tremendous attention," said Thomas. "And once buyers take a look inside at the roomy, premium interior and experience the long list of affordable technologies, we know they'll be delighted."
Available Rogue technology features include NissanConnectSM with Navigation and NissanConnectSM Apps; Around View® Monitor with Moving Object Detection; Blind Spot Warning and Lane Departure Warning.
Every 2014 Nissan Rogue is equipped with a responsive 2.5-litre 4-cylinder engine rated at 170-horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Also standard are an advanced Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission), Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), and 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and a choice of an intuitive All-Wheel Drive system or front-wheel drive. An added level of driving confidence is provided by the new suite of confidence-inspiring dynamic technologies, featuring Active Trace Control, Active Engine Braking and Active Ride Control.
Fuel economy is significantly improved over the 2013 model with details to be announced at a later date. The new Rogue carries the distinctive "PURE DRIVE" badge, signifying Nissan's commitment to developing more environmentally friendly transportation for every market. The 2014 Nissan Rogue is offered in three models, S, SV and SL, and will be assembled in Smyrna, Tennessee. For more information, please visit Media.Nissan.ca.
*Fiscal Year 2012
**AutoPacific Segmentation. 2014 Rogue v. '13 and '14 competitors, Midsize Compact Class.
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About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com, or visit the Americas media sites NissanNews.com and InfinitiNews.com.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 248,000 employees globally, Nissan provided customers with more than 4.9 million vehicles in 2012, generating revenue of 9.4 trillion yen ($US118.95 billion) in fiscal 2011. With a strong commitment to developing exciting and innovative products for all, Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of 64 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. A pioneer in zero-emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades, including the prestigious 2011-2012 Car of the Year Japan and 2011 World Car of the Year awards.
For more information on our products, services and commitment to sustainable mobility, visit our website at http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/.
About Nissan Canada
Nissan Canada Inc. (NCI) is the Canadian sales, marketing and distribution subsidiary of Nissan Motor Limited and Nissan North America, Inc. With offices in Vancouver (BC), Mississauga (ON), and Kirkland (QC), NCI directly employs 250 full-time staff. There are 184 independent Nissan dealerships, 33 Infiniti retailers and 44 Nissan Commercial Vehicle dealers across Canada. A pioneer in zero emission mobility, Nissan made history with the introduction of the Nissan LEAF, the first affordable, mass-market, pure-electric vehicle and winner of numerous international accolades including the prestigious 2011 European Car of the Year and World Car of the Year awards.
Image with caption: "The 2014 Nissan Rogue is the first vehicle to utilize the new jointly developed Nissan/Renault Common Module Family (CMF) platform architecture. The added efficiencies provided by the joint development allow Nissan to deliver unprecedented value in the segment. (CNW Group/Nissan Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130910_C5729_PHOTO_EN_30594.jpg
SOURCE: Nissan Canada Inc.
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