The 2014 Nissan Rogue has been spied undergoing testing in the American southwest. It features a more upscale design that borrows cues from the Hi-Cross concept that debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

The 2014 Nissan Rogue has been spied undergoing testing in the American southwest.

Caught heavily disguised, the redesigned crossover has a more upscale appearance which draws cues from the Hi-Cross concept that debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. While the camouflage hides a lot details, notable highlights include an angular grille, a kinked rear quarter window and a tailgate-mounted spoiler.

Our spies couldn't get close enough to snap interior photos but the model appears significantly larger than its predecessor so expect a more accommodating cabin with additional cargo capacity.

Engine options remain unconfirmed but speculation suggests the model could be offered with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that develops 182 bhp (136 kW) and 180 lb-ft (244 lb-ft) of torque. It will likely be connected to a continuously variable transmission which can be paired to an optional all-wheel drive system.

Little else is known about the model but Nissan previously confirmed it will be launched later this year and built in Smyrna, Tennessee.

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