Nissan introduced the redesigned Rogue at the Frankfurt Motor Show but that hasn't spelt the end for its predecessor.

Nissan introduced the redesigned Rogue at the Frankfurt Motor Show but that hasn't spelt the end for its predecessor.

Citing strong demand, Nissan has announced the previous-generation Rogue will continue to be sold as the Rogue Select. The model will go on sale in the United States in January and have a base price of less than $20,000. There's no word on specifications but the model will likely have a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 170 bhp (126 kW) and 175 lb-ft (237 Nm) of torque.

According to Fred Diaz, divisional vice president of Sales and Marketing for Nissan North America, "As the compact SUV segment is becoming very specialized, there is an opening for a low-cost, high-content offering, which is a gap that Rogue Select will fill." He added, "[The] Rogue Select will allow Nissan to continue its strong performance in the segment, which will only get stronger once the all-new, U.S.-built 2014 Rogue goes on sale."

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