The all-new 2021 Nissan Rogue returns for a new set of spy shots, this time wearing a completely different camouflage and offering us our first look at its interior.
The last time we saw the 2021 Rogue undergoing testing, it featured black and white camouflage tape glued to the body whereas in these new photos it features a more loosely fit black camo of the car cover kind. This is good, actually, as it allows us the best look yet at the upcoming Rogue’s front end, revealing a striking similarity with the all-new Juke, with a similar iteration of the V-Motion grille that reaches deeper towards the bumper, a lower grille that also reminds of the subcompact model, and split headlights.
Mind you, while the LED DRL bars placed on top seem to retain the same look as those on the 2020 Juke, the main headlamp units appear to adopt a rectangular shape instead of a round one — unless Nissan is still hiding their true design and those are just decoys.
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The 2021 Rogue also appears more dynamic seen from the side thanks to the beltline that rises towards the rear and the gently sloping roofline. We can also spot bulged wheel arches but only at the front, probably due to this being a prototype with some parts left out, intentionally or not.
At the back, the liftgate glass seems big enough, so rear visibility shouldn’t be an issue. The roof spoiler is more substantial than before and embraces the rear screen on each side, while the taillights adopt a more horizontal layout. Overall, the 2021 Rogue appears sportier on the outside than its predecessor.
Our photographers managed to snap the interior as well, revealing a high-tech dashboard with a fully-digital instrument panel and a massive central touchscreen with physical knobs and buttons underneath. Also visible is the short and thick electronic shifter that follows the latest industry trend, while the chunky center tunnel also features a rotary dial which, we presume, is for the infotainment system.
While it’s too early to tell whether the new Rogue, which is expected sometime next year as a 2021 model, will gain a new engine or will carry on with the 170 HP 2.5-liter four-cylinder unit of the current model, though a CVT gearbox looks like a safe bet, and a comprehensive safety tech update should also be present.