First 4,000 2015 Nissan Rogues Leave South Korea For NAFTA Market

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

Right now, 4,000 2015 Nissan Rogues are on their way from South Korea to North America, supplementing production of the crossover in Smyrna, Tenn. as part of an agreement signed between Renault Group, Nissan and Renault Samsung Motors in 2012.

Just-Auto reports the Rogues were assembled in RSM’s Busan, South Korea facility, where 80,000 units per year will head for the container port to the NAFTA market over the next five years. The figure will contribute to a total of 500,000+ units annually, spread out over nine plants around the world.

The export plan isn’t only a win for RSM –securing a stable production volume of 30 percent of what can be built in Busan — but for consumers on the West Coast who would like to have a Rogue in their parking space, but must wait due to a volume shortage.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Flybrian Flybrian on Sep 29, 2014

    Are the new ones as tinny as the old ones? Serious question.

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    • Kyree Kyree on Sep 29, 2014

      I wouldn't say so. I test-drove it when I was helping my grandmother shop for cars. It's definitely no Mercedes-Benz, but it's got great styling, a comfortable interior, all the features you'd want, and is priced fairly. It was even a bit more entertaining to drive than I remember the previous-gen Rogue being. The reason my grandmother didn't buy that she thought it was too big for her.

  • Gasser Gasser on Sep 29, 2014

    I preferred our 2012 CRV to a rental Rogue I had for about a week. More refined, substantial feel to the CRV. However, both of these cars have evolved. The Rogue is an all new model. The CRV has the CVT in the FWD (the one we have) and who knows yet how this engine/trans combo will work in the hilly, PITA traffic of L.A. I'd give the Rogue a good long look if I were in this market.

  • Wmba Wmba on Sep 29, 2014

    Rogue, the slightly longer wheelbase version, with el crappo interior to keep the price down, version of the Euro market Qashqai. Nissan is set to make almost a million of these twins per year. Someone likes 'em.

  • Genuineleather Genuineleather on Sep 30, 2014

    Apparently this is needed: took my aunt to look at one, and was told by the salesman that the $4k ADM was nonnegotiable and that a top-end SL would be impossible to get. The new Rogue seems much better than the old one, but it'd have to be stellar to warrant THAT kind of abuse.