UPDATE: The 2024 Nissan Rogue has been officially revealed for North American markets with most of the changes visible to the naked eye.
"Nissan North America has recently announced details of mid-life revisions to its segment-leading Rogue SUV which was launched late in 2020" said the spokesperson.
"There are no imminent mid-life revisions yet finalised for X-Trail here where it is still relatively new in the marketplace – keeping in mind the most significant difference is that Nissan offers the X-Trail here with the advanced E-Power electrified powertrain, which isn’t available to Rogue buyers in North America", the spokesperson added.
Inside, upper-spec North American Rogues are now fitted with the same 12.3-inch touchscreen found in Aussie cars.
The revamped HMI now integrates Google applications, such as Maps, Play and Assistant meaning you don't need to connect your smartphone for connected applications.
There's also now built-in Amazon Alexa, with USB-C charge points for the front seats where standard UBS-A plugs once were.
Visually, the Rogue picks up a new, broader V-Motion grille design at the front, and updated bumpers. The result is a lower-looking body, thanks to the grille's extra width.
Redesigned alloy wheels feature across the range, too.
Nissan is yet to indicate when – and if – Australian models will get treated to the new look.
Our original story, below, continues unchanged.
16 October: 2024 Rogue revealed in leaked image
- Mid-life Nissan Rogue medium SUV facelift leaked
- Sleeker front end and new wheels design
- Likely to carryover to global X-Trail eventually
The facelifted Nissan Rogue has been revealed in an image leaked to American outlet CarScoops [↗].
The X-Trail has been known as the Rogue in North American markets since 2013, and is essentially identical – it's safe to expect our version of Nissan's medium SUV will adopt this styling in the future.
At the front (the only angle we can really see in this photo of a screen) the new Rogue is quite a departure from the existing vehicle. Ditching the visually tall V-motion grille for a wider item with horizontal slats to emphasise the SUV's width.
The upper-LED light details are similar but the lower lamps and valance into which they're set are tougher, with elements of Pathfinder. There are new wheels with chrome-tipped spokes on this high trim, and it looks like the door pressings and rear end stay fairly similar.
Why such a short life cycle?
Well, in North America's case, it actually isn't. The Rogue was revealed in June 2020, taking nearly two years to reach Australia as the fourth-gen X-Trail in May 2022.
The Rogue is fitted with an 8.0-inch touchscreen and spy images have shown it to pick up the 12.3-inch item fitted to Australian and Japanese cars.
Typically, X-Trail generations hang around for about seven years, with a mid-life facelift at three to four years. That means we can expect the new US-market rogue to be fully revealed either just before the end of the year, or in early 2024.
The US also doesn't get the e-Power hybrid version sold locally, so that may be on the cards, too. Nissan insiders have also indicated a rugged off-road version, like the Pathfinder Rock Creek or N-Trek in Oz, may be coming to take the Subaru Forester Wilderness head-on.