Import Insights: Nissan (October 2014)

Import Insights: Nissan (October 2014)

2015 Nissan RogueNissan Sales Increasing Across the Country

Nissan Group reported 134,388 total U.S. vehicle sales for August 2014, an increase of 11.5% over the prior year and an August record. Sales of Nissan Rogue were the best of any month in the history of the nameplate at 21,419, an increase of 24% over the previous August.

Inside the Nissan Rogue

The all-new second-generation Nissan Rogue was introduced for the 2014 model year. Every 2015 Nissan Rogue is equipped with a responsive 2.5L 4-cylinder engine rated at 170 hp and 175 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is matched with an advanced next-generation Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with standard Sport Mode and Eco switches.

2014 Nissan RogueThe new Eco setting helps customers easily realize the vehicle’s maximum fuel efficiency by changing acceleration pedal feel and illuminating an icon on the meter to inform customers they are in that mode.

With a 40% reduction in friction loss from the previous generation, along with an improved belt and pulley system, reduced oil churning friction, compact oil pump, new electronic control, wider gear ratio and other enhancements, the Xtronic transmission is approximately 10% more efficient than the previous-generation design.

Rogue also features Nissan’s suite of dynamic technologies with Active Trace Control, Active Engine Braking and Active Ride Control. The Active Trace Control system uses Rogue’s standard Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system to help improve cornering feel by automatically applying the brakes or smoothing engine torque characteristics while accelerating.

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