2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid First Test

The popular company has recently announced the release of 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid. This vehicle is going to be an excellent choice for crossover buyers. The Japanese automaker, Nissan never fails to roll in their hybrid powertrains when it comes to their coupe and sedan models in the past years. They never stop to amaze its consumers, offering vehicles with great design, quality, and power.

With the improvements offered by Nissan, the new Rogue could be one of the best compact SUVs in the world. This perfect hybrid machine will definitely blow your mind, considering the highlights that come with it.

2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid front

2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid – Body and Appearance

The external body of the 2018 Nissan Rogue is certainly an eye-catcher. Though it will be produced using the same platform as its predecessor, the Nissan has confirmed that their newer version of CMF platform will form its bedrock.

Its front fascia will feature its well-known V –shaped grille and a pair of narrow headlamps which will be equipped with LED lighting. The tail lights will also shine brighter with LED lighting.

The newly redesigned model will flaunt a slightly revised bumper will give it a sportier appearance. The Nissan gives you a choice of color from which can choose your favorite. In addition to this, multiple trim options will be available to this hybrid variant.

The S for the standard base option, the SV for slightly more features and drivetrain choices and the SL for the highest trim level which includes all additional content.

The all new Rogue will sit on 17- or 18- inch alloy wheels, depending on the trim level.

Interior Features and Safety

The inside of 2018 Nissan Rogue hybrid is comfortable and spacious with three rows of seats to accommodate seven passengers. The seats in the standard trim will be covered with quality cloth, however, for higher trims the leather upholstery will be optional.

A redesigned and improved steering wheel which is modern-looking, four spoke and flat bottom one.

The 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is also fitted with hi-tech choice with an HD radio which comes with an eight-speaker surround system and a well programmed cooling system to facilitate airing.

Acentercentre of the dash is a 7.0 inch infotainment screen with updated technology such as the SiriusXM connection for the Nissan, which will allow connecting to other social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. It also offers a variety of standard features like a rearview camera, USB, Bluetooth, audio system etc.

Its safety features include cruise control, blind spot monitoring and vehicular dynamic control.

2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid interior

2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid – Engine Specs

The engine of Nissan Rogue will be powered by a 2.0-liter engine. This engine will be connected with a 30 kW electric motor and a 1.5 kWh advanced Lithium-ion battery. It is capable of producing 176 hp.

However, the 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is expected to give a fuel efficiency of around 33 mpg on the highway, 27 around the city and 28 mpg combined.

Drivetrain options include the standard front wheel drivetrain setup, though an all-wheel drive option might also be available.

2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid rear

Availability and Cost of the 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid

The 2018 Nissan Rogue hybrid will roll in the market by early 2018 and is estimated to sell at $30,000.

The new model has a refreshed exterior design, upgraded interior, and modern tech systems. These updates are in order to keep it attractive and in line with its main rivals. Its strongest competitors will be Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

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