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3 Important Features Of The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

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Nissan finally decided to bring its Qashqai to the American market, though it’s now under the name of Rogue Sport. It has been introduced to the American audience during the 2017 North American International Auto Show, and is slated to fit in between the Juke and the regular Rogue.

If you are familiar with the Qashqai, the Rogue Sport is no different from that based on a source. It has the same features and exterior design. The Rogue Sport nameplate is only available in the United States. In Canada, it will still be called Qashqai.

1. Smaller Than The Regular Rogue

In terms of design, we can expect the Rogue Sport to be very similar and close to the European Qashqai. That means it will be smaller than the regular Rogue to appeal to urban dwellers, who are usually stuck in heavy traffic and small roads and parking spaces.

Even the interior bears resemblance to the Qashqai. It has a three-spoke steering wheel, Nissan’s touchscreen infotainment system, and loads of equipment from the regular Roque.

2. Rogue Sport S Comes With Standard Features

The entry-level Rogue Sport S has the standard LED running and taillights, 16-inch wheels, backup camera, Bluetooth, and satellite radio.

3. Rogue Sport SL And SLE Get More

If you want a better-looking Rogue Sport, you can check out the SL trim level. It has 17-inch wheels, push-button start, roof rails, dual-zone auto climate control, a power driver’s seat, and a six-speaker sound system.

As for the flagship SLE, it gets 19-inch wheels, a 360-degree SurroundView camera system and navigation, remote start, fog lights, heated mirrors, leather seats, and a heated steering wheel.

It comes with a CVT system with eco-mode, and buyers can choose between a front- and all-wheel drive. For now, only one engine is available: a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated inline-four that produces 141 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of torque.

3 Must-Knows About the Volkswagen Atlas SUV In R-Line Attire

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The North American International Auto Show in Detroit is where Volkswagen’s much-anticipated seven-seater SUV is going to be seen once more. Together with the regular Atlas is the R-Line package, which we can expect to be launched later in the year.

The regular Volkswagen Atlas will be available in five trim levels, and will arrive as a 2018 model in spring, according to reports. The R-Line package, expected to arrive by the year’s end, will only be available in the upper SE and SEL trim levels.

Exterior

The R-Line aims to add a touch of sportiness to the already well-equipped and functional Atlas. For the exterior, the package will boost the Atlas with 20-inch aluminum-alloy twin-spoke wheels, new front and rear bumpers, new side skirts, and air intakes and rear with a diffuser design. Of course, never to forget is the R-Line badging that would essentially separate this from the regular Atlas.

Interior

The changes inside the cabin are not that much. In a nutshell, it has a small R clip on the steering wheel, stainless steel pedal covers, and an R-line logo on the infotainment screen when the vehicle starts up. This pack is available for all powertrains, whether the four- or six-cylinder engines with either front- or all-wheel drive.

Powertrain

That being said, there’s nothing new with Atlas R-line’s powertrain. Under the hood, you’ll find the same engine as non-R-line models: there’s a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine or the 3.6-liter V-6 engine. The four-cylinder engine gives off 235 horsepower while the V-6 produces 276 horsepower. Standard to both engines is the eight-speed automatic transmission.

Front-wheel drive is what’s packing in the four-cylinder engine while the 4MOTION all-wheel drive is available for the V-6 engine.

Pricing for the R-line Atlas has not been revealed for now, but let’s wait if we’ll get more details at the Detroit Auto Show.

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