The 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is an enticing car and it comes with lots of enhancements to woo the target buyers. The compact crossover segment is witnessing unprecedented growth in the global automobile industry and every carmaker is either revamping existing popular models or unveiling new ones. Nissan, The Japanese car giant is in no mood to let Toyota and GM race ahead. That explains why it has released a spruced up version of its popular crossover Rogue with hybrid versions.
2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid – Design
There is no denying that 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid has enticing and sporty styling. The sharp corners and sleek headlamps attract attention. The front is dominated by the V-shaped large grille which gets lots of chrome. The Hybrid variant of Rogue is available in two trims- SV hybrid and SL hybrid. Exterior color choices are Palatial Ruby, Brilliant Silver, Magnetic Black, Glacier White, Gun Metallic etc. Overall the exterior styling is not only sporty but it is more aerodynamic in nature. The cabin is well designed and based on the trim you get 5 or 7 seater setup. Nissan deserves applauds for offering flexible cargo management (Divide-N-Hide Cargo System,) in the 2018 Rogue hybrid. There are the bottle and cup holders and Under-floor cargo storage is a nice addition.
Both trims of 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid fare well in safety features and amenities, as it is. SV Hybrid gets 17″ Aluminum-alloy wheels, All-season tires, Halogen headlights, LED taillights, LED Daytime Running Light heated body-color outside mirrors, Rear spoiler, UV-reducing solar glass, Rear privacy glass. The cabin gets Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control, In-cabin microfilter, Cruise control, intermittent rear window wiper, 12-volt DC outlets, Mood lighting, heated front seats, Leather-wrapped steering wheel, SiriusXM Satellite Radio etc.
Safety features in SV Hybrid are Air Bag System, Vehicle Dynamic Control, Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System and Vehicle Security System.
SL Hybrid trim gets 18″ Aluminum-alloy wheels, LED headlights, Fog lights, Motion Activated Liftgate, NissanConnect with Navigation, 7.0″ color display with voice recognition, SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link, Around View Monitor, Leather-appointed seats. It also gets a leather-wrapped heated steering wheel, nine speakers audio setup. The SV Hybrid Premium Package adds Bose Premium Audio System, Moving Object Detection and a power panoramic moonroof.
2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid – Drivetrain
The powertrain used in the Nissan Rogue Hybrid 2018 may not be exactly beefy but it is no slouch either. The car is powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine with a 30 kW electric motor a setup which makes 196 hp. AWD is kept optional for both trims. The models also get Continuously Variable Transmission and hill start assist. Both trims are laden with engine start and stop technology to enhance fuel economy even more.
2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid – Price and Launch Date
The 2018 Nissan Rogue Hybrid is available for sale. SV hybrid costs approx $27000 and SL hybrid pricing begins at $31,500.
The new Rogue is one nice hybrid crossover that gets most things right. The styling is spot on and amenities are aplenty. It offers a good value for money proposition to target buyers.