2021 Nissan Rogue Under Production

Nissan manufacturing engineers used virtual reality to troubleshoot issues before production even began on the floor of the plant.

Production on the all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue is underway at the company’s Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant in Tennessee.

Nissan has packed the 2021 Rogue with technology and is using the latest technologies, including more robots and virtual reality, in the production of the vehicle.

The company has deployed more collaborative car manufacturing robots with the Rogue than it has with any other previous model launch. The robots support process factory automation, resulting in improved safety performance and less strain on workers. The technology is being used with a number of repetitive tasks, freeing up workers to perform more skilled tasks and producer higher-quality vehicles.

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Working alongside frontline technicians, Nissan manufacturing engineers used virtual reality to troubleshoot issues before moving to the production floor. The technology helped identify manufacturability concerns before the first steel was cut for production tools and helped shape the design of the process equipment with early feedback from production technicians, helping to prevent production delays.

“Not only have we improved the way we build the new Rogue, the team is using this new technology to build all the vehicles in our U.S. plants with better efficiency and quality for customers,” said David Johnson, vice president, Production Engineering and New Model Quality, Nissan North America.

The 2021 Nissan Rogue features new technology to make life easier for today’s families. Nissan Safety Shield 360, which includes automatic emergency braking, blind-spot warning, lane-departure warning and more, comes standard across the entire Rogue lineup. ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link, a hands-on, driver-assist technology, has been enhanced for the 2021 model, using next-generation radar and camera technology to provide smoother braking, better steering-assist feel and improved detection performance when other vehicles cut into the lane. Drivers also will enjoy improved driving dynamics, intelligent all-wheel drive, wireless charging and wireless Apple CarPlay.

The new Rogue is the first of six new Nissan models for the U.S. that will be offered by the end of 2021. The Rogue has been in production at Smyrna Vehicle Assembly plant since 2013. The plant also produces the Altima, LEAF, Maxima, Pathfinder and Infiniti QX60.

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