- nissan has issued teasers for the europe-market qashqai that give us an indication of what the next rogue sport will look like.
- the rogue sport is a subcompact crossover slotting in between the kicks and the rogue.
- the new rogue sport will likely arrive in the u.s. for the 2022 model year.
the nissan rogue sport is set to follow in the footsteps of its bigger sibling's redesign, with a new version likely to arrive for the 2022 model year. we've now gotten our first glimpse at the new rogue sport thanks to nissan's european arm, which has begun teasing the exterior and interior of the closely related qashqai suv.
the camouflaged qashqai prototype seen here looks like a 2021 rogue with the seams taken in a bit, as its front end has a similar headlight arrangement and its rear end features a more tapered greenhouse. the new rogue sport will likely continue to reside on the larger end of the subcompact suv segment, fitting in above the entry-level kicks and below the compact rogue.
nissan is talking about the qashqai's e-power and 12-volt hybrid drivetrains for the european market, but we anticipate the rogue sport will continue on with a more conventional gasoline engine in the u.s. naturally aspirated 2.0-liter or 2.5-liter inline-four engines are the most likely choices, paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (cvt) and either front- or all-wheel drive—nothing revolutionary under the skin here.
the interior is likely to be a big step up, though, at least according to images that show a modern-looking dashboard with a digital instrument cluster and a large tablet-style touchscreen infotainment system. we were impressed with the nicer interior materials in the latest rogue, too, so we'd expect a similar improvement for the rogue sport.
nissan europe seems nearly ready to reveal the full thing, but we have yet to hear from nissan usa about the new rogue sport's arrival on our shores. look for more information to come on the new crossover sometime in the first half of 2021.