Nissan Considering Hybrid Variant Of Rogue For US Market

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
nissan considering hybrid variant of rogue for us market

Known as the X-Trail or Qashqai in Japan and other global markets, the Nissan Rogue could soon come in hybrid form for the U.S. market.

Automotive News reports the X-Trail Hybrid could be rebadged as a Rogue Hybrid, both crossovers using a single-motor, dual-clutch hybrid system; the X-Trail Hybrid is expected to hold 40 percent of overall X-Trail sales after it goes on sale in Japan this May.

Though Nissan didn’t mention whether it had plans to sell the hybrid overseas, the crossover’s engineer, Nobusuke Toukura, said the company was thinking about a Rogue hybrid model for the United States, citing increasing consumer demand for hybrids and stricter emissions rules over the next five years.

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  • TrailerTrash TrailerTrash on Apr 15, 2015

    I think any hybrid, if the initial cost were not so high, would be great IF the batteries did not intrude into spaces needed for people and cargo. I love the additional torque at take off. In fact...PLEASE bring back the Mazda rotary AND as a hybrid.

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    • TrailerTrash TrailerTrash on Apr 15, 2015

      @bball40dtw Other than perhaps the Toyota Highlander. From everything said about it and the new one purchased by my tennis partner, it seems planned as a tower. At least so he explains to me. It has the 6 plus the battery power.

  • Kyree Kyree on Apr 15, 2015

    This seems like a smart move, especially if Nissan can build a competitive hybrid. It'd probably undercut the RAV4 on price, which is also a good thing.

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    • TrailerTrash TrailerTrash on Apr 15, 2015

      Kyree... as I mentioned above, what is your opinion or experience with the Highlander hybrid? This always had an outstanding 6, so adding a good battery and electric motor set up seems like it would be nice. Other than that higher price, I think I would like it.

  • TonyJZX TonyJZX on Apr 15, 2015

    mitsubishi already did this with the Outlander PHEV unfortunately it cost 50% more than the gasoline version for a fantastic 50km or 30 mile range... incredible

  • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Apr 15, 2015

    I would definitely consider a hybrid Rogue; CUV fuel economy is atrocious. But a CVT gives me pause; our Optima Hybrid uses a proper 6-speed.

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    • Statikboy Statikboy on Apr 15, 2015

      @SCE to AUX yeah, i know, i was just trying to induce some drama