2022 Nissan Rogue Sport Previewed by Global Qashqai SUV

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Photo credit: Nissan
Photo credit: Nissan

From Car and Driver

  • Nissan has revealed the Europe-market Qashqai, which gives 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.

UPDATE 2/18/21: This story has been updated with new images now that Nissan has fully revealed the new Qashqai for Europe.

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 shown the exterior and interior of the closely related Qashqai SUV.

Photo credit: Nissan
Photo credit: Nissan

The Qashqai 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.

Photo credit: Nissan
Photo credit: Nissan

The interior looks like a big step up, too. The modern-looking dashboard features 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.

Even though Nissan Europe has revealed the full thing, we have yet to hear from Nissan USA about timing for 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.

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