2024 Nissan Rogue revealed: X-Trail update still some time away

We won't be getting the new-look X-Trail any time soon

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UPDATE: The 2024 Nissan Rogue has been officially revealed for North American markets with most of the changes visible to the naked eye.

The X-Trail's brother of another name will be available early next year in the States, though a Nissan Australia spokesperson told Wheels the updated SUV is still a way off Aussie shores.

"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.

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"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.

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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.

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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.

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Leaked image of facelifted Nissan Rogue – CarScoops
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Current Nissan X-Trail

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.


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