The new 2017 Nissan Rogue SUV was premiered at this year’s Miami Auto Show under the motto “The Nissan Rogue Joins The Rebellion,” joining forces with Star Wars’ Rogue One storyline.

The 2017 Nissan Rogue features a plethora of new features. It allows drivers to start the engine from outside the vehicle, while also having a Motion Activated Liftgate to access the backside of the SUV without pushing a button. The exterior now features Nissan’s V-motion grille, making it look more sophisticated alongside its larger LED headlights and taillights. It comes with a 2.0 four-cylinder and 30-kilowatt hybrid engine that is able to generate 176 horsepower.

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“The 2017 Rogue offers a fresh look with updated exterior styling, including the Nissan signature ‘V-Motion’ grille,” said Nissan. Image credit: @Nissanusa

2017 Nissan Rogue: Hybrid engine, estimated price

The hybrid engine of the Rogue will only use electric power if the car is lightly loaded or if it is able to cruise at 75mph without much trouble. The mileage per gallon of the Rogue was also upgraded. It is now able to reach at least five more miles per gallon than previous versions.

Nissan aims for the Rogue to become the most desirable SUV in the market, which is why it has implemented important design and performance upgrades that are sure to reach the goal of 300,000 sold units.

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2017 Rogue at Miami Auto Show. Image credit: @Nissanusa

A heated steering wheel, pedestrian detection, intelligent cruise control, and its Motion Activated Liftgate make it so the 2017 Nissan Rogue is the perfect choice for moms and party-goers. The latter would enjoy a safe and comfortable ride sitting on its memory seats featuring Zero Gravity technology for optimal support and comfort.

The Rogue will warn drivers about pedestrians and perform forward emergency braking. It also features lane departure warning and prevention to safely remain in the same lane and avoiding collision with other cars.

Although these systems are reliable, Nissan suggests that they are not a replacement for standard safe-driving techniques, but rather a tool for support.

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The newly-implemented safety technology will ensure that the drivers do not distract, forcing them to focus on what is surrounding the vehicle. Image credit: Nissan.

The Motion Activated Liftgate allows drivers and passengers to open the Nissan Rogue’s trunk by kicking their foot under the vehicle, which will notify a sensor and activate the system.

The same action can be performed once again to close the trunk. Inside its trunk compartment, passengers can enjoy packing nearly anything thanks to the Rogue’s 70 cubic feet of cargo space, featuring a Divide-N-Hide cargo system that can help organize groceries, luggage, and anything that fits.

Compared to the Pathfinder and the Murano, the 2017 Nissan Rogue still stands as the smallest of the three SUVs, although Nissan believes that it is still the ideal SUV to fend off the competition.

Pricing has not been revealed for Nissan’s new Rogue SUV’s, but reviewers believe that it will have to be higher than $24,000, which is the current Rogue’s list price. The 2017 Nissan Rogue will be launched in November, while its hybrid version will be available by late 2016.

Source: Nissan