Nissan will cease promoting the compact Rogue Sport within the US.
Why it issues
Smaller and fewer highly effective than the usual Rogue, the Rogue Sport struggled to seek out success, particularly following the introduction of the subcompact Kicks crossover.
The Rogue Sport will likely be bought by early 2023.
The Nissan Rogue Sport will quickly be dropped from the automaker’s lineup, a spokesperson confirmed Monday. In a letter to sellers first obtained by Automotive Information, Nissan stated manufacturing of the Rogue Sport will finish in December.
“With the all-new Rogue and not too long ago redesigned Kicks, we are going to proceed to cowl this a part of [the] market successfully,” Nissan vice chairman Scott Shirley stated within the vendor memo, in response to Automotive Information.
“As a part of our Nissan Subsequent plan, which is concentrated on prioritizing our core fashions and segments that convey essentially the most profit to prospects, manufacturing of Rogue Sport for the US will finish after the 2022 mannequin yr,” Nissan stated in a press release.
Nissan will proceed to promote the Rogue by early 2023, and Automotive Information reviews the corporate will supply components assist by 2033. The Nissan Qashqai — which is what the Rogue Sport is known as in different nations — will proceed to be bought world wide.
Regardless of the shared title, the Nissan Rogue and Rogue Sport are very completely different machines. The Rogue is bigger, extra highly effective and has an extended checklist of expertise options. The Rogue Sport was initially launched as a cheaper entry level into the Nissan model, however that function is now crammed by the Kicks. Proper now, the Rogue Sport instructions an almost $5,000 premium over the Kicks.