Here’s our first appearance at what we believe is the next-gen Nissan Rogue, and it appears like Nissan is shaking it up this time. The swoopy and swept-back style on the current Rogue’s front end is no place to be found, as it’s replaced by a blocky, directly, and down appearance. If not for the semi-visible V-Motion grille translucent the wrappings, it would be rather difficult to I.D. this car.
2021 Nissan Rogue Design
Much of that is because of the rather generic crossover shape translucent the camouflage. The closest thing to a Rogue-like concept car we have seen from Nissan as of late is the Xmotion, and this doesn’t exactly take much motivation from the wild concept. That specific car is a lot more rugged in appearance, while this one stays a staid crossover, ensuring it doesn’t rock the boat. One particular design element we can select is a different headlight/driving light setup. Similar to cars like the Hyundai Santa Fe or Chevrolet Blazer, the Rogue seems splitting up the DRL from the main headlight. The size of the space between the two visible headlight components is too big for all of it to be one huge headlight unit. With headlights getting smaller all the time, and this style trend starting to take off, it’s no big surprise to see it here.
There’s absolutely nothing particularly unique about the rear end. Nevertheless, a curious line in the camouflage near the rear window that arches downward at an angle looks suspect to us. Nissan has been all-in on the floating roof design, so maybe a version of that is coming to the Rogue. The taillights are horizontally placed and look to be far narrower than the present round units. A little spoiler hanging over the back window provides it a little bit of sporting feel. However, it’s rather without excitement somewhere else, at least as far as we can inform from these images. Something’s for sure, the third window in the back is way larger than the present Rogue’s rear-most window. The vehicle certainly does not appear to trespass on Pathfinder size. However, a growing Rogue makes sense to separate itself from the little Rogue Sport further.
2021 Nissan Rogue Debut
When it comes to when the Rogue is going to launch, our finest guess in the meantime is the 2021 model year. It’s due for an upgrade soon (existing gen debuted as a 2014 model year), but there’s still no verification from Nissan on that.