Nissan Can't Build Rogues Fast Enough in Tennessee, Apparently
Nissan announced today they’ll expand production of the current-generation Nissan Rogue to its Japanese plant and import those cars into the U.S.
Nissan’s Kyushu plant produces a version of the Rogue already on sale in the U.S., called Rogue Select. It’s unclear if the current-generation Rogue and last-generation Rogue will be produced side-by-side or if Nissan will discontinue selling the Rogue Select.
U.S.-sold Rogues are sourced from Nissan’s Symrna, Tennessee plant and Busan, Korea.
In April, the Rogue became America’s second-favorite compact crossover behind the Honda CR-V, and helped fuel a sales surge for the automaker.
Year-over-year sales jumped 41 percent in March, and Nissan reported January to June sales of the CUV were up 36 percent from the same period last year.
Selling two generations of a car made in three different countries may not be enough. June sales for the Rogue were up 54.3 percent over last year, the automaker reported.
I find these things duller than dishwater, but the womenfolk just absolutely love them. I am now up to *5* wives of friends and coworkers who have bought them in the last three years. See them all over the place. So far, the CVT seems OK in these - one friend's wife has a long commute and has racked up 75K+ in three years with no problems. Same cannot be said for my buddy with the new Pathfinder, which is on #2 at
No matter what we think of SUVs or the Rogue this is exactly what folks want a nice economical SUV that isn't huge.
CRVs and Rogues are seemingly everywhere where I live. CRV is the best selling vehicle in NY and the Rogue is probably right there with it.
The Rogue is probably Nissan's best-executed car on sale right now. For the reason that they put a momentary halt to either having weird French styling/overpowered FWD/cheapass interior and basically made a miniature Lexus RX. I mean it's tasteful, not ridiculously cheap-feeling and pretty competitive. In fact, a friend of mine who had his RX300 totaled was about to buy a Rogue until he got a killer deal on a used RX350.