Nissan will offer a forward collision avoidance system with its 2016 Rogue compact SUV, among other updates to a vehicle that entered its second generation with the 2014 model year.
Nissan will offer its Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) system with the Rogue SL Premium Package. The system uses radar to monitor speed and proximity to the vehicle ahead and applies engine braking to avoid a potential collision. The system is also available on the Maxima. Rogue trim levels remain unchanged with the S, SV, and SL in front-wheel or all-wheel drive.
Other new features for the 2016 Rogue include a motion-activated power liftgate (SL), NissanConnect Services with Sirius XM (SL), blind-spot alerting updated to radar-based from camera-based, and Siri Eyes Free with new telematics services (SV Premium Package and SL).
The Rogue is powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque delivered through the Xtronic continuously variable transmission.
In a related announcement, Nissan said it will begin building the Rogue at its plant in Kyushu, Japan, to complement existing production in Nashville, Tenn., and Busan, Korea. Nissan plans to build 100,000 Rogue SUVs in Japan per year. During the first six months of 2015, Nissan sold 135,000 units for a 36.3-percent increase over the same period in 2014.