Rogue (Nissan)

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Sep 01, 2022

Nissan will end production of the Rogue Sport in December 2022. Nissan will instead focus on its core models and segments to bring the most benefit to its customers. In the memo, Nissan Vice President Scott Shirley said that, “With the Rogue and Kicks, we will continue to cover this part of the market effectively. We are also able to invest more resources in our current vehicles and next-generation products.” While the Rogue Sport was originally introduced as a less expensive entry-level vehicle for the Nissan brand, the Kicks has currently supplanted it from that position, as it costs approximately USD 5,000 less.
While production of the Rogue Sport for the U.S. market will end in December 2022, Nissan will continue sales of the model through 2023 until its inventory is depleted. Parts support for the Rogue Sport will continue through 2033. The Rogue Sport, named the Qashqai in countries other than the U.S., will continue to be sold elsewhere, including in Canada.

(From multiple sources on August 29, 2022)

Jul 06, 2022

On July 6, Toyota Australia announced a significant performance and capability upgrade for the HiLux Rogue 4x4 flagship pick-up, which will be enhanced with a wider track and updated suspension package in the fourth quarter of 2022. The new dual-cab HiLux Rogue boasts a track increase of approximately 140mm in the front and rear, while the vehicle's ride height has also been increased by approximately 20mm. At the rear, axle length has been extended, dampers have been moved further out towards the wheels, and for the first time on HiLux, a rear stabilizer bar has been installed to enhance cornering stability and ride comfort.
As a result of the suspension changes, roll rigidity has been enhanced by 20%, improving steering feel when cornering and changing lanes. Stopping power has also been upgraded for the Rogue, with new rear ventilated disc brakes replacing the existing drum brakes for enhanced braking performance. The new 17-inch front disc brakes have also been enlarged by one inch. SR5 double-cab pick-ups gain extra active safety equipment as standard, with the addition of a blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert for greater on-road peace of mind. These features are also included in the Rogue. A panoramic view monitor has also been added to SR5 double-cab pick-ups to help maneuver in tight spaces, as have puddle lamps that replace heated exterior mirrors. The steering column lock has been replaced by an ID Box anti-theft immobilizer on automatic SR5 grades and above, which adds an extra level of security when starting the car with the smart key.

Toyota Australia press release

 

Feb 19, 2022

On February 17, Consumer Reports’ released its 2022 Brand Report Card, with Subaru taking the top spot, followed by Mazda, BMW, Honda, Lexus, Audi, Porsche, Mini, Toyota and Infiniti.
The Overall Score for individual models is based on four key factors: road test, reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety.
Tesla was at No. 23 in the brand rankings, dropping seven spots from the prior year — the most of any brand — in large part due to the “difficult-to-use” yoke steering wheel the automaker introduced into its Model S and Model X, which lowered their road test scores,” according to the release. Only the Tesla Model 3, among the brand’s offerings, is recommended by Consumer Reports.
The Ford Mach-E was picked as an EV “for being enjoyable to drive, with quick acceleration, agile handling and a well-mannered ride.”
The Audi e-tron topped the group’s Green Choice list, that also included the Honda Accord, Accord Hybrid and Civic; Chevrolet Bolt EV, Bolt EUV; Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: Ford Escape Hybrid and Mach-E.

Consumer Reports brand rankings

1st-10th 11th-20th 21st-32nd
1
Subaru
11
Buick
21
Cadillac
2
Mazda
12
Acura
22
Ford
3
BMW
13
Chrysler
23
Tesla
4
Honda
14
Hyundai
24
Chevrolet
5
Lexus
15
Nissan
25
Mercedes-Benz
6
Audi
16
Dodge
26
Lincoln
7
Porsche
17
Volkswagen
27
Jaguar
8
Mini
18
Kia
28
Alfa Romeo
9
Toyota
19
Genesis
29
Land Rover
10
Infiniti
20
Volvo
30
Mitsubishi
31
GMC
32
Jeep

Source: Consumer Report release on February 17, 2022

Consumer Reports Top Picks
Under USD 25,000
   • Nissan Sentra (small car)
   • Nissan Rogue Sport (subcompact SUV)
USD 25,000-USD 35,000
   • Subaru Forester (small SUV)
   • Toyota Prius/Prius Prime (hybrid/plug-in hybrid)
   • Honda Accord (midsize sedan)
USD 35,000-USD 45,000
   • Toyota RAV4 Prime (two-row SUV)
   • Kia Telluride (midsize three-row SUV)
   • Honda Ridgeline (compact pickup)
USD 45,000-USD 55,000
   • Lexus RX (luxury midsize SUV)
   • Ford Mustang Mach-E (electric vehicle)

(Consumer Reports on February 17, 2022) (Detroit Free Press on February 17, 2022)

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