Refreshed 2024 Nissan Rogue: Updated styling and built-in Google

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Stylish changes and Google Integration in Nissan’s latest Rogue.

Nissan has unveiled details of the refreshed 2024 Rogue, with the most significant updates being a revamped design and the inclusion of Google built-in on SL and Platinum trim levels. Models equipped with Google built-in boast a 12.3-inch touchscreen display, facilitating the control of Google Assistant, Google Maps, and other apps accessible via Google Play. Lower-end models (S and SV) will retain an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The beauty of this integration is that there’s no need to pair a smartphone. These systems operate through onboard connectivity, your existing Google account, and its stored information. Android users can also employ Android Auto for their devices. The Google Assistant offers more intuitive voice-activated features, benefitting from the smartphone industry’s experience in this realm.

For those who opt not to use Google built-in, the larger touchscreen display still provides standard connectivity features.

In addition to these tech upgrades, Nissan has made significant exterior changes. These include updated front and rear fascias, inner taillights, and satin-finish exterior badges. Notably, the new version of Nissan’s V-motion grille contributes the most to the car’s overall elegant appearance.

The SV trim gains a fresh 18-inch alloy wheel design, while the interior receives updates in terms of colors and textures on the door panels, seats, and center console. The mid-level SL benefits the most from this mid-cycle facelift, with standard features now including a wireless charger, a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, and the aforementioned infotainment cluster featuring Google built-in.

The top-tier Platinum trim comes with gloss black-finished fender, lower exterior, and front fascia trim pieces, along with a new 19-inch alloy design option. Inside, a Chestnut Brown leather upholstery option joins the lineup.

To enhance the design changes, the Rogue’s color palette offers Everest White Pearl, Deep Ocean Blue Pearl, and Baja Storm. Additionally, various two-tone configurations with a black roof are available, primarily on higher trim models.

All Rogue models benefit from an extended three-year trial for NissanConnect services. This upgrade enhances the NissanConnect services, which work in tandem with the MyNissan smartphone app, also receiving updates for the 2024 model year. In addition to remote door locking and unlocking, remote engine start, and emergency calls, the enhanced app allows owners to set climate control, heated seats, and a heated steering wheel before reaching their car. Multiple driver profiles can also be configured.

Trim levels remain unchanged, comprising S, SV, SL, and Platinum models. Front-wheel drive is standard across the lineup, with the option of all-wheel drive for all models.

Under the hood, the 2024 Rogue retains the 1.5-liter three-cylinder turbocharged engine with variable compression, delivering 201 horsepower and 225 lb-ft of torque. This engine is exclusively paired with Nissan’s Xtronic CVT transmission. It replaced the underwhelming 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder for the 2022 model year.

The 2024 Nissan Rogue is set to arrive at dealerships early in 2024, with pricing to be announced closer to the launch.