Nissan is in the process of overhauling five of its most popular models, beginning with the 2013 Altima that just went into production at the automaker's Smyrna, Tennessee facility. Next up is the all-new Pathfinder, which made its debut in Detroit earlier this year, and now Kicking Tires reports that the smaller Rogue crossover will be the next vehicle to get a much-needed freshening.

Unlike the current model, the next-generation Rogue will be built in the United States, specifically in – you guessed it – Tennessee. That aside, we don't know much else about the next Rogue, though Nissan's Hi-Cross concept from the 2012 Geneva Motor Show (pictured) certainly gives us a good glimpse as to what's possible, at least in terms of design.

The Hi-Cross, a seven-seat crossover, featured a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine coupled to a hybrid powertrain and a continuously variable transmission. It's hard to say if this sort of powertrain will find its way into the new Rogue, though. Rumors had circulated for quite some time about the new Altima using a four-cylinder turbo setup, but the production car makes due with refreshed versions of the existing four- and six-cylinder engines.


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      Skye Barcus
      • 2 Years Ago
      Surprise. Another hideous design from Nissan. Seriously.
      inthelv
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nissan just annoys me. This looks like something I'd chase across the floor to hit with a shoe.
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        Snark
        • 2 Years Ago
        No, it won't. Stop spamming your website, please.
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          @Snark
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      Drakkon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Single 20-something women from all over will be so excited! They can meet at the plant like the Saturn old ladies did.
      BG
      • 2 Years Ago
      Oh, no, is there no end to these doofy crossovers? We really need another example of poor ergonomic engineering?