Although the current generation has been around for just three years and despite the recent update, the latest reports suggest that the 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport will come completely redesigned. Things are pretty simple here. The Rogue Sport is nothing more than a re-badged version of Qashqai, which is one of the most popular crossovers in Europe and also one of Nissan’s biggest moneymakers. Therefore, the company definitely wants to keep it fresh and competitive.
That’s the main reason why these official reports seem likely, despite we are still waiting to hear something from the officials. At this point, we can rely only on unofficial reports and they suggest a lot of interesting novelties, starting from a new platform, new engine options etc. We expect to see the new model in late 2020 or early 2021.
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport Redesign
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind about this redesign is the platform. The new 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport should ride on the newest version of the Alliance’s familiar CMF architecture. Moreover, this model will be closely related to Rogue, which is also the case with current generations. Both models are expected to arrive at the same time and differences should measure in nuances.
When it comes to the exterior design, it is still early to talk about details. The new model could become slightly bigger, but we are sure it won’t too much. Also, we count on a new styling, which will utilize the company’s latest iteration of the famous V-motion grille. Count on sharper lines, sleeker profile and all other kinds of modern touches.
This aspect of the new 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport is still a complete mystery. Simply, the new model is still in an early stage of development, so no one expects to see a completely ready cabin design at this moment. On the other side, we presume that the new model will feature slightly more space. In terms of the overall quality, the current model combines soft materials with plastics, which is pretty much a segment standard. Still, we have no doubt that the new model will come with improvements in this aspect as well. Naturally, the latest tech goodies are a certain thing, as that has never been an issue with Nissan crossovers.
When it comes to the cargo area, we don’t expect significant differences in numbers, compared to the current model. The current version is good for about 22.9 cubic feet of space with the rear seats upright and 61.1 cubic feet with the rear seats folded.
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport Engines
The current model is good and competitive in many aspects but powertrain definitely isn’t one of them. The current model comes with an underpowered 141-hp engine and the latest reports suggest that the next-generation 2021 Nissan Rogue Sport will come with a bigger unit under the hood. At this point, the exact details are still unavailable, but we presume it could borrow a 2.5-liter unit from Rogue, which currently delivers around 170 horsepower but could get some additional power for the next year.
Of course, there is always a chance to see some form of electrification. Such a version will definitely come with the European Qashqai, which should be available as a plug-in hybrid, while we also count on diesel variants.
2021 Nissan Rogue Sport Release Date and Price
As we’ve already mentioned, the new model should hit the market by the end of the year, eventually in early 2021. The current model goes around 22.500 dollars and we don’t expect to see some significant increase for the upcoming redesign.