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Exciting expansions are in store for several Nissan crossover models. Nissan recently announced the Nissan Rogue Sport will join the technological ranks of the Rogue, Leaf, and the 2019 Altima by getting the ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous system. The feature will be added to two more crossovers in Nissan dealers like Palm Springs Nissan across North America later this year. This means the Rogue Sport in the U.S. and the Qashqai in Canada will get the technology that is currently installed in 120,000 vehicles worldwide.
The Rogue Sport, according to Nissan, is the fourth model of its kind in the United States to get the ProPilot Assist treatment. As mentioned, the Rogue, the Leaf (all-electric), and the 2019 Altima midsize sedan (which is predicted to be released late this year) all employ ProPilot.
ProPilot helps with steering, acceleration and braking on highways as well as making sure drivers stay centered in their respective lanes. The system can also recognize other cars and adjust the car’s acceleration accordingly. It navigates stop-and-go traffic and maintains a set speed and distance from fellow vehicles in front of or behind the driver. The feature was recently tested on a drive from Detroit to Chicago by Autoblog.
The feature combines Steering Assist and Intelligent Cruise Control for use in both heavy and flowing traffic scenarios. Though it includes “Pilot” in its name, the system is not a self-driving feature but rather a “hands-on” driver assist system. It was developed and designed specifically for roads and drivers in the U.S., and it endured over 50,000 miles of tests on cross-country roads. When it debuted in 2016 on the Japanese-market Serena minivan, Nissan announced ProPilot would also be available on the European Qashqai, one of the automaker’s bestsellers in Europe, and Japan’s X-Trail.
Nissan released a statement noting that 20 of its models in over 20 markets are set to adopt the ProPilot system by the end of its fiscal 2022. According to a Nissan representative, the expansion of ProPilot Assist is part of Nissan’s “M.O.V.E. to 2022” business plan. This project features an increase of new hybrids and electric cars. Nissan’s goal is to sell one million electrified models, and that includes both hybrids and all-electric cars by the year 2022. The company expects electrified models to make up 20 to 30 percent of its U.S. sales by 2025, which includes an influx of new hybrids and electric cars. Nissan hopes to sell one million electrified models, including both hybrids and all-electric cars by 2022, and expects electrified models to make up 20 to 30 percent of its U.S. sales by 2025. Vehicles built to be completely autonomous are also predicted to fit into Nissan’s future plans.
Whether consumers are interested in investing in any Nissans for sale with the ProPilot system or just want to browse the latest, most efficient models, Palm Springs Nissan, located off Kyle Road in Cathedral City, provides the best Nissan-buying experience in the Palm Springs region.
Call it Christmas in May. Nissan has taken what was already efficient about the Rogue Sport and updated its features to ensure a sleeker, safer driving experience. This is a rare half-model-year update not just for Nissan but the industry as a whole, because the Rogue Sport’s updates are hardly minor adjustments.
Added Features to the Rogue Sport
Announced back in April, the 2018.5 Nissan Rogue Sport adds standard safety systems to the original model along with a variety of nifty safety features and accessories. These additions justified the half-model-year update as well as the slight price escalation. A base Nissan Rogue Sport S with front-wheel drive now goes for $22,110. This is a $470 increase but will likely make up for the additional cost of the new safety technology included.
The new safety kits for every Rogue Sport model includes blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and automatic emergency braking. Adaptive cruise control standard is available as an option for both the top SL trim and the mid-tier SV trim. LED running lights, satellite radio, and a backup camera are all included in the standard model equipment. For an additional $1,350, all-wheel drive is available on every trim. All of the Rogue Sport’s prices include a $975 destination charge.
Nissan has also added some physical adjustments to the mid-year Rogue Sport model updates. The Rogue Sport SV adds keyless access, 17-inch alloy wheels, and automatic climate control all for $23,740. The top-tier Rogue Sport SL ups the sophistication amp with comfortable heated front leather seats, a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with navigation, and remote engine start. It also comes with lane departure warning and lane keep assist, both features also available in the SV trim in the SV Technology Package.
Nissan’s automatic emergency braking system uses radar technology to monitor the vehicle’s surround area for potential crashes. If the car senses a potential collision, it alerts the driver with audio and visual warnings. Should the driver not respond immediately, the system automatically apples the vehicle’s brakes.
The engine of every trim remains the same with a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated I4 that puts out 141 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque. In terms of transmission, the only option available is a CVT which comes with an Eco mode switch. When it comes to rating, FWD Rogue Sports are rated at 25 mpg city and 32 mpg highway. AWD (all-wheel-drive), by contrast, lowers those numbers to 24 and 30.
Though the Rogue Sport is unique in its rare yet welcome mid-year updates, the model is actually in good company in offering standard automatic emergency braking. The Altima, Leaf, Maxima, Murano, Pathfinder, Rogue, and Sentra all offer this safety element, though Nissan decided last year to introduce the active safety tech to more of its inventory. Other automakers agreed to standardize such technology by the 2022 model year.
Find Your Nissan Rogue Sport at Palm Springs Nissan
The 2018.5 Nissan Rogue Sport and other dependable Nissan models for sale can be found at Palm Springs Nissan, the best Nissan dealer near Palm Springs, off Kyle Road in Cathedral City. Their knowledgeable staff is available for all Nissan needs — from oil changes to major engine work — any day of the week in person or over the phone at 760-328-2800.