Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Nissan | posted September 13, 2016 10:50
Safer, more advanced Nissan Rogue revealed
The Nissan Rogue will be safer and feature more cabin amenties for the 2017 model year after the automaker revealed the upgraded crossover. It now comes with a new set of smart technologies that encompass Nissan's Safety Shield, along with extra connectivity features.
New to the 2017 Rogue are the Intelligent Cruise Control (ICC) and Forward Emergency Braking (FEB). The former uses radar technology which monitors and maintains a set distnace between itself and another vehicle ahead. ICC can even apply the brakes in order to maintain the fixed distance.
On the other hand, FEB works alongisde Pedestrian Detection, which provides audio and visual warnings in an event of a possible frontal collision. The system can slow the car down or apply the brakes in case a crash is unavoidable. Nissan claimed that the system also has a camera that can detect human shapes.
As for in-car entertainment, the 2017 Rogue now comes with NissanConnectSM, Navigation and Mobile Apps. Standard on high-end models, the system is comprised of a 7-inch touchscreen display, voice recognition for audio and navigation, and Sirius XM Traffic and Travel Link.
The 2017 Roguge will also be available with NissanConnect Services which provides enhanced internet navigation and Remote Access which allows the driver to remotely control certain functions of the car like horn, door locks and headlight flashing via a smartphone or computer.
Getting in and out of tight parking spaces on the 2017 Rogue will be easier as well as it now comes with Around-View Monitor (AVM) and Moving Object Detection (MOD). It is made up of four wide-angle camears that are mounted on the front, side and rear of the Rogue which provides a 360-degree view. MOD works by delivering audio and visual warning cues in case an object or person is within the Rogue's vicinity.
19-inch alloy wheels, High Beam Assist, nine-speaker Bose audio system, Siri Eyes Free, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Departure Prevention complete the upgrades on the 2017 Rogue.
The new safety features, along with the enhanced in-car entertainment will be standard equipment on the top-of-the-range SL model.