Nissan is reportedly fast-tracking the development of its next-generation Rogue crossover, and judging by this latest set of spy shots, the new small CUV is coming along quite nicely.

To no one's surprise, the new Rogue takes the vast majority of its design cues from the Hi-Cross concept that debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, and specific elements like the pronounced wheel arches, angular nose, flat roofline and more stylized taillmaps should make for a Rogue that's far more style conscious than the model it replaces. This stronger design language should help the new Rogue to better stand out in the sea of Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 rivals.

There's far more to the new Rogue than just some swoopier sheetmetal, though. This crossover is expected to be the first vehicle to ride on the Renault-Nissan CMF (Common Module Family) platform, an architecture flexible enough to eventually support a host of new products. As we reported earlier, the next Rogue will be built in the US, in Tennessee.

According to our spies, Nissan plans to launch the new Rogue in the 2014 model year, and we won't rule out a possible debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show this November. For now, take a gander these new spy shots.


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      GR
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks to be a huge improvement. Kind of like the current New Beetle compared to the 1st gen New Beetle. The 1st gen Rogue always looked cheap and rather soft to me. I know it was very popular with women, however, so I wonder how female buyers will react to the new design of the Rogue.
        carboy55
        • 1 Year Ago
        @GR
        The new Beetle is awful - let's hope it doesn't go in that direction!
      Cheska
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would love to know the mpg for the new Rogue.
      barkeep
      • 1 Year Ago
      It looks bigger than the outgoing model.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      bK
      • 1 Year Ago
      Looks real nice. The current one is way out dated.
      KyleR
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's still a Nissan, and it's still going to be ugly.
        Jeffrey Miller
        • 1 Year Ago
        @KyleR
        Well, styling is subjective. The more people it appeals to, the more bland it is. The more edgy the styling is the more people are likely to feel strongly about the styling one way or another.
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      The PT Cruiser lives???
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Teleny411
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      Indubitably
      • 1 Year Ago
      It will just be edgier in design with the typical Nissan boomerang headlights and tail lights. Nothing new.
      Sean Tang
      • 1 Year Ago
      Those wheels look like the one on 9th gen accord sport.
        Karl_T
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Sean Tang
        Which are a near 1:1 copy of a Mazda design.
      strykerzzzz
      • 1 Year Ago
      I hope they improve the crash safety. The 2013 model is one of the small SUVs that received a poor rating in the recent IIHS testing. The vehicle was badly damaged in the testing.
      Rick
      • 1 Year Ago
      Our best look at something not pleasant to look at.
      bookemd
      • 1 Year Ago
      IMHO looks like it was inspired by both the Murano and the Pathfinder, obviously shrunk. Nice design for its class compared to some.
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