Nissan Rogue History
In October 2007, Nissan introduced the Rogue as a viable option for those consumers looking for a more compact crossover SUV (at the time, the only option was the Nissan Xterra). Since its introduction, the Rogue has continued to steadily increase in popularity, helping Nissan establish itself within the United States.
The Rogue first entered production in 2007 at Nissan’s Kyushu, Japan, production plant after debuting at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 7, 2007. As the Rogue enters its second generation, it will also be produced at Nissan’s Smyrna, Tennessee, plant.
When it was first introduced to the market, the Rogue was offered with four trim levels (S, S AWD, SL, and SL AWD) along with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Now in its second generation, the Rogue offers three trim levels (S, SV, and SL) with the same powertrain with the exception of an updated continual variable transmission (CVT).
Nissan Rogue Recalls
- On November 23, 2011, Nissan recalled 7,365 of the 2011 Rogue for improperly manufactured electric power steering assist units.
- In February 2012, Nissan recalled 2,983 of the 2012 Murano and Rogue due to an inactive tire pressure monitoring system.