Nissan Rogue Sport is leaving the US for good next year

  • Introduced in the US in 2017, the Nissan Rogue Sport will end production in December with sales ending here early next year.
  • Nissan said in a memo to dealers that it could still cover the smaller portion of the SUV market with the Kicks and the Rogue.
  • The Rogue Sport is essentially a rebranded version of the global Nissan Qashqai, which will continue to be sold worldwide. But not in America.

    The Nissan Rogue Sport will soon be gone. The subcompact SUV aimed at young buyers arrived in the United States in 2017 with a message from Nissan that it would add to the brand’s conquest sales. But that won’t last after this year. A Nissan spokesperson confirmed Car and driver that “As part of our Nissan NEXT plan, which focuses on prioritizing our core models and segments that bring the most benefit to customers, Rogue Sport production for the United States will end after the year model 2022.”

    Given that the Rogue Sport is the US version of the European Qashqai, we expected Nissan to take the European SUV and use it as the basis for a completely redesigned Rogue Sport that would appear as a 2023 model.

    A note to dealerswritten by Nissan Vice President Scott Shirley and published by Automotive News, said production of the Rogue Sport will end in December as Nissan focuses on higher-volume models and more electrified vehicles. “With the newly redesigned all-new Rogue and Kicks, we’ll continue to cover that part of [the] effectively in the marketplace, Shirley said. “We are also able to invest more resources in our current vehicle lifecycles and next-generation products.

    Pricing and feature details meant the Rogue Sport (right, below) didn’t have much wiggle room between the Kicks (left, below) and the top-selling Rogue. In our preview of the 2022 model year, we noted that the Rogue Sport used outdated infotainment and driver-assist technology, and that the anemic 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine offered no real excitement. driving.

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    Despite entering the US market as a means of attracting new buyers to the brand, that job ended up falling more to the entry-level Kicks. Today, the 2022 Rogue Sport starts at $26,255, nearly $5,000 more than the ’22 Kicks, which starts at $21,285. Both come standard with Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 driver-assist technology, and the Rogue Sport can also be ordered with ProPilot Assist. But ProPilot Assist and more can be had in the Rogue, which starts at $28,445.

    Putting all these factors together, it’s no surprise that the Rogue Sport is on its way to sunset. Nissan said in its memo to dealers that it will still sell the 2023 model year vehicle until supplies run out in early 2023. As with most discontinued vehicles, Nissan will continue to manufacture replacement parts. and other mounts for the Rogue Sport. The automaker will supply these items until 2033.

    The Nissan Qashqai, which is sold worldwide, debuted in 2006. This model will continue to be produced and sold.

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