The all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue is hitting showrooms this month as Nissan pushes forward with its global transformation plan, Nissan NEXT, which calls for 12 new models in the next 18 months focused on the company’s key strengths, including electric and SUVs.
In the U.S., Nissan plans to unveil new models like the Ariya electric crossover SUV and the just-announced Z Proto, the latest in the Z sports car family. Nissan expects sales of EVs and e-POWER electrified models to be more than 1 million units a year by the end of fiscal 2023.
In Tennessee, at the Smyrna assembly plant, Nissan produces the Rogue SUV. The 2021 Rogue underwent one of the most comprehensive redesigns in the company’s history.
Under the hood, the 2021 model has a 2.5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine and a new vehicle motion control system, making it more thrilling to drive. The exterior design aims at adventure with a bold appearance that will be offered in five two-toned exterior color combinations.
In addition to the bold exterior style, the 2021 Rogue has the most standard safety technologies in its class, encompassed in the Nissan Safety Shield 360, which offers a full suite of driver safety and assist technologies.
The interior is not to be outdone. Focused on families, the Rogue comes with the new ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link, providing assistance with drivers’ commutes or a long highway drive. By linking ProPILOT Assist with navigation map data, the hands-on system can optimize vehicle speed for upcoming curves, junctions and exits. In addition, the interior includes wireless charging, new digital displays, and quilted semi-aniline leather seats.
In Tennessee, Nissan has both the Smyrna Assembly Plant and the Decherd Powertrain Assembly Plant. At Smyrna, in addition to the Rogue, Nissan also produces the Altima and Maxima sedans, the LEAF electric sedan, Pathfinder SUV and the Infiniti QX60 SUV. It employs approximately 7,250 people at the Smyrna plant. At the Decherd plant, the company makes engines for the Altima, Rogue, Pathfinder, Murano, Maxima, Frontier, NV, Patrol, Titan, LEAF and Infiniti QX60. Nissan employs approximately 1,700 people at the Decherd plant.