The Nissan Rogue has been on the market for a couple of years so the company is preparing a facelift for the popular crossover. Recently caught undergoing testing in the United States, the prototype has a new front fascia with a more prominent V-Motion grille that is expected to echo the one used on the Murano. The crossover also features new headlights, restyled fog lights, and a revised air intake.

The Nissan Rogue has been on the market for a couple of years so the company is preparing a facelift for the popular crossover.

Recently caught undergoing testing in the United States, the prototype has a new front fascia with a more prominent V-Motion grille that echoes the one used on the Murano.  The crossover also features new headlights, restyled fog lights, and a revised air intake.

The changes are less noticeable out back but the camouflage suggests the 2017 Rogue will be equipped with a new rear bumper.  The taillights have also been updated but this change appears to be relatively minor.

Spy photographers couldn't get close enough to snap interior photos but the cabin is largely expected to carryover.  However, the model could be equipped with updated upholstery, revised trim, and an improved infotainment system. The crossover should also have an assortment of new and improved driver assistance systems.

Nissan has been tight-lipped about the facelifted model but it is expected to use a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque.  The engine will be connected to an Xtronic continuously variable transmission which can be paired to an optional all-wheel-drive system.

The facelifted Rogue is expected to be introduced late this year or early next year.

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