Next-generation Nissan Rogue Sport / Qashqai crossover prototype spotted in testsAugust 10, 2020
Journalists captured a camouflaged prototype of the next generation Nissan Rogue Sport / Qashqai compact crossover. Despite the disguise, you can still see some features of the updated exterior. The debut of new items is expected at the end of this year.
The Nissan Rogue Sport crossover has just received a modest update for the 2020 model year. It’s the same with the Nissan Qashqai – that’s what the Rogue Sport is called outside the US. Foreign spy photographers have just filmed testing a prototype of a new generation of Japanese cars.
This is only the second time when we see a prototype of a completely new generation of new items, and this time, journalists managed to take photos of the crossover from the most successful angle.
Camouflage wrap and trim panels hide details of the updated exterior, but we can’t help but notice Nissan’s signature grille. This will be the centerpiece of a redesigned dashboard that incorporates angled lines and is similar to Nissan’s current Juke crossover, with headlights more aligned with the automaker’s other small crossover, the Kicks. The headlights should be thinner and the same can be said for the taillights, which we can barely see through the disguise. They should stretch further through the tailgate, although they probably won’t get the weird shape of the Kicks crossover headlamps.
In profile, the prominent upward curving body line of the new Rogue Sport / Qashqai at the C-pillar appears to have disappeared, although fake panels may have obscured this design element. One thing that cannot be hidden is the overall size of the car, as the new model looks the same as the current crossover. This is confirmed by rumors that the next generation Rogue Sport will be built on the same CMF platform. Only now, mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains will be available to buyers. Most likely, the novelty will no longer receive diesel engines.
One photo from this series gives us a very small idea of the interior of the Japanese crossover, but it is not enough to understand exactly what changes await us. The next generation crossover is rumored to have a completely new interior design with updated technologies and materials. You can count on the appearance of a large screen infotainment system, as well as an expanded set of driver assistance systems.
Nissan will unveil its facelifted Qashqai later this year as a 2021 SUV.
Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the updated Nissan Note came out for testing. After the update, the car will change its appearance and proportions, but the e-Power hybrid motor should pass to it from its predecessor.
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