First Look: 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport Freshening

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Nissan 2020 Rogue Sport – retouched SUV and retouched photo.

The 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport receives the expected new front-end appearance for the 2020 model year, along with redesigned rear tail lamps, revised trim level and option package content. Set for sale in fall 2019, Rogue Sport follows the rather more significant upgrades for the 2019 model year. These included the addition of optional ProPILOT Assist, Nissan Safety Shield 360 technology*, updated audio system with standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and an optional Bose Audio System with nine speakers, TK more than the number of seats.

Nissan Safety Shield 360, currently offered on SV and SL grades, will become standard on all 2020 models including the base S grade. It includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), radar-based Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and High Beam Assist (HBA).

The Rear Door Alert system continues  as part of Rogue Sport’s standard kit. In addition, ProPILOT Assist will again be available in 2020. This is a single-lane “hands-on” driving assistance technology that reduces the amount of driver acceleration, steering and braking input under certain driving conditions, such as single-lane highway driving. Think of it as the on-ramp to the autonomous vehicle highway, which is still under construction.

“Our Rogue Sport is a critical vehicle in Nissan’s popular CUV lineup, slotted strategically between the Nissan Kicks and Rogue,” said Scott Shirley, vice president, CMM & Marketing Operations, Nissan North America, Inc. “We’re committed to keeping our crossover/SUV portfolio fresh – which also includes the redesigned Murano, new Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition and flagship Armada. Nissan is on a roll and we’re not letting up heading into 2020.”

Most noticeable among the 2020 Rogue Sport changes is the new exterior design that offers a “more technical feel – helping provide a greater separation from its Nissan Rogue” twin.sThe new front fascia jas – what else – a new hood, grille and bumper. The lighting includes LED signature Daytime Running Lights.

In the rear, a new combination light design matches the look of the front end. A new 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheel design and two new colors, Nitro Lime Metallic and Monarch Orange Metallic, complete the exterior makeover.

The advanced Nissan Safety Shield 360, currently offered on SV and SL grades, will become standard on all 2020 Rogue Sport models including the base S grade. Part of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility strategy, Safety Shield 360 includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Rear Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning (LDW), radar-based Blind Spot Warning (BSW), Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) and High Beam Assist (HBA).

The Rear Door Alert system will continue to be offered as part of Rogue Sport’s long list of standard features. In addition, ProPILOT Assist will again be available in 2020. ProPILOT Assist is a single-lane “hands-on” driving assistance technology that eases driver workload by reducing the amount of driver acceleration, steering and braking input under certain driving conditions, such as single-lane highway driving.2

The 2020 Rogue Sport will be offered in front-wheel and Intelligent All-Wheel Drive configurations, and in three well-equipped grade levels – S, SV and SL. It will again be powered by a combination of a 141-horsepower 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder engine and Xtronic transmission with Eco Mode switch.

*Safety Shield

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According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), cross traffic alert reduces crashes by 22%; the combination of rearview cameras and sensors reduces crashes by 42%; and adding rear emergency braking reduces backing crashes by 78 percent compared with vehicles with none of these features.

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