Amid hype about the launch of the 2013 Altima, Nissan has confirmed that an all-new version of the Rogue compact crossover will be released next year. The Rouge has been the third redesign announced during Nissan’s plan to remodel five of its top-selling vehicles in fifteen months.
Little information about the new Rogue has been released, but the crossover is expected to be influenced by this, the Hi-Cross concept Nissan debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. The concept was a compact crossover featuring a gas-electric hybrid powertrain with a 2.0-liter, direct-injection gasoline four-cylinder mated to a new-generation continuously variable automatic transmission. The style of the concept, including the sloping hood, blunt front end, and roof spoiler, are expected to come into play on the production Rogue.