The Nissan Rogue is a compact crossover SUV that debuted in October 2007 for the 2008 model year, produced by the Japanese automaker Nissan. It is the North American version of the Nissan X-Trail in Japan.
The Nissan Rogue made its debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on January 7, 2007. It replaces the Nissan X-Trail in Canada as Nissan's entry-level SUV and the body-on-frame Nissan Xterra in Mexico due to the Smyrna plant freeing capacity for the 2009 Suzuki Equator, but the Xterra continued on sale in the United States and Canada through 2015 after being withdrawn from the Mexican market after the 2008 model year. All-new versions of the X-Trail and Rogue were launched in 2013 on a shared platform.
The Rogue is powered by a 170hp (127kW; 172PS), 2.5L four-cylinder QR25DE engine mated to a standard continuously variable transmission, and comes standard with front-wheel-drive. The Rogue costs less than Nissan's Murano crossover SUV, but at 105.8cuft (3.00m) vs. 108.1cuft (3.06m) offers only slightly less passenger volume than its V6-powered sibling, and a nearly equal cargo area of 39.3cuft (1,110L) vs. 39.6cuft (1,120L).
In 2014, the Rogue received the distinction of being the first automobile to be manufactured in South Korea for a Japanese automaker and sold under a Japanese brand, thanks to the Renault–Nissan Alliance, in which the Rogue is built by Renault Samsung Motors in Busan. Renault Samsung Motors originally was a technology partner of Nissan upon its establishment in 1994 as Samsung Motors, and Renault, who has owned a controlling stake in Nissan since 1999, acquired a controlling stake in Samsung Motors in 2000, becoming Renault Samsung Motors.
After the 2013 model year, Nissan also produced a model of the Rogue called the Rogue Select. A continuation of the first generation Rogue. This model was produced from 2013-2015