For the 2021 model year, the hot-selling Rogue compact utility vehicle will get a cleaner grille design and less exaggerated front and rear fender openings. Riding on a new platform, the 2021 Rogue is 1.5 inches shorter and has a slightly lower height. The 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine returns from 2020, but with 181 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque, which is up from 170/175. There’s no word on a possible hybrid option. As was previously the case, a continuously variable transmission sends power to the front wheels. All-wheel-drive is an option and includes driver-selectable Off Road, Snow, Eco and Sport modes. A mid-$20,000 starting price is likely.

The redesigned Rogue loses its swoopy front and rear fenders and a bit of length (it rides on a new platform). PHOTO: NISSAN

Nissan spills the beans about the next-gen Rogue: