Family-friendly features highlight changes for 2021 Nissan Rogue

If you haven’t spotted them, you’re forgiven, but be sure to take note that Nissan has been on a tear of late where a revived product lineup is concerned. A little quietly, the Japanese giant headquartered in Tennessee has fully redesigned five models for the coming model year, including the Altima, Versa, Sentra and Titan full-size pickup. To that list now comes the Rogue midsize SUV, riding on an all-new platform that incorporates an equally new Vehicle Motion Control system that’s going to be offered on Rogues with Intelligent All-Wheel Drive and Drive Mode Selector optioning. The system can singly brake individual wheels to optimize the Rogue’s cornering line, operating in one of five all-wheel drive modes. Underneath the (very appealing) new sheetmetal treatment are new electric power steering and a new independent rear suspension setup that incorporates multiple locating links.

The auto industry has swiftly come to understand that in 2020, technology sells cars, especially the kind that allows passengers to remain wired while in transit. To that end, the Rogue will incorporate no less than three interior digital displays, including a new heads-up display for the driver, which will pass along critical vehicle information. An intelligent Around View monitor will allow drivers to see the Rogue’s entire perimeter, with customizable displays. Google Maps and Waze are parts of the package, along with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth connectivity. Available extras will include Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist, incorporating steering assist and adaptive cruise control. Three trim levels will be offered, along with a new Platinum edition that incorporates quilted seating with leather accents. The standard engine is a 2.5-liter DOHC inline-four with direct injection, whose output has been boosted by 11hp for a total of 181 with an accompanying torque boost. The Rogues will be at your dealership this fall.

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