Nissan May Be Ending Rogue Select Sales in U.S.

Aaron Cole
by Aaron Cole

Nissan announced yesterday that the current-generation Rogue would be concurrently produced for U.S. sales in Japan, Korea and the automaker’s Smyrna, Tennessee plant, which had us wondering: What about the Rogue Select?

According to a Nissan spokesman, the Rogue Select (which is essentially the last-generation Rogue) won’t be built alongside the current-generation Rogue in Japan, which may spell the end of the Select model in the states.

It’s unclear how many Rogue Selects Nissan sells in the U.S. Nissan doesn’t differentiate in its sales data between the two Rogue models. Last year, reported that as much as 43 percent of new Rogues on dealer lots were Rogue Selects.

Nissan sells the 2015 Rogue Select for $2,990 less than 2015 Rogue.

A Nissan spokesman didn’t specify how many Rogues on sale in the U.S. would be built in Japan, Korea or the U.S.

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  • RideHeight RideHeight on Jul 10, 2015

    Why would a manufacturer volunteer info as to where their production will occur? The topic can be so emotionally loaded and the US, unlike in the '80s, will now usually be the loser in relocations. Nice that the long established Japanese plants on US soil can still temporarily feed us some jobs, but why mention it at all?

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    • RideHeight RideHeight on Jul 11, 2015

      @madanthony Makes sense. Thanks.

  • Superdessucke Superdessucke on Jul 10, 2015

    Every time I see one I think "broke trend follower." They're usually driven with the requisite frustration. Not sad to see it go.

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    • Luke42 Luke42 on Jul 11, 2015

      @speedlaw It's even better when you're driving your own Prius and you new someone else in a Prius. If the other Prius driver is going faster than you, he's an idiot for wasting gas. If the other Prius driver is going slower than you, he's an idiot for holding up traffic. It's great!

  • Banerjba Banerjba on Jul 11, 2015

    The outgoing/Select model was not particularly competitive when new. The new one is a real contender. Good looking, smooth, pleasant interior. Not sure they really need the Select version if the price difference is so small. Anyone know if Toyota or Nissan are conidering HRV beaters?

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    • Corey Lewis Corey Lewis on Jul 13, 2015

      I'm not sure you can say the original Rogue was noncompetitive. It was at the front of the trend for cheaper-SUV below RAV and CRV. It's been around since 2008, is reliable, has always been cheap, and has excellent crash test ratings.

  • Banerjba Banerjba on Jul 11, 2015

    We don't get the deep discounts here in Canada. There are huge differences in real world transaction prices versus MSRP here. The Japanese companies don't give the big discounts. You can do well on GM, Chrysler and H/K but Honda and Toyota forget it. Nissan is doing well here as they are more realistically priced. The old Rogue sold OK here but the new one is doing really well. Canadians tend to buy smaller more fuel efficient vehicles.