The Nissan Qashqai is a popular car in Europe, and now the Japanese automaker has chosen to bring it to the United States market. While the crossover itself is making its way to the market, the name has been left behind. Instead, the Qashqai will be known as the Nissan Rogue Sport to put it in line with the bestselling Rouge crossover.
The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport is quite a bit smaller than the Rogue, coming in at just over a foot shorter and a 2.3-inch shorter wheel base. That makes it a little larger than the compact Nissan Juke and Kia Soul. The model shares its platform with the standard Rogue.
The crossover itself boasts a sporty, athletic look with shorter overhangs. The model comes near-identical to the Rogue, sharing the same grille, wheels, and colors. Like the exterior, the interior shares much of the same design cues as well. Unlike the standard Rogue, the Rogue Sport won’t offer third-row seating.
The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport brings a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers 141 hp as the sole powertrain. The smaller crossover weighs a few hundred pounds less than the standard Rogue.
The new Rogue Sport goes on sale this spring. Nissan will announce pricing closer to the public release. We at Wright Nissan are on the edge of our seats waiting for the new Rogue Sport!