Except for the limited-production, Toyota-assisted Altima Hybrid, Nissan has pretty much shied away from hybrid vehicles, but that is all about to change. As a part of a plan to launch a total of 15 electrified vehicles by 2016, Nissan is launching the Pathfinder Hybrid, which goes on sale this fall, and we've heard in the past that the Altima will get another hybrid variant, as well. Now, Green Car Reports is confirming that the Murano and the smaller Rogue (seen above in next-gen prototype phase) will both receive hybrid powertrains.

Though riding on different platforms, both hybrid crossovers could share the system being introduced in the Pathfinder, consisting of a 2.5-liter supercharged four-cylinder engine, a 22-horsepower electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. There is still no word on when the next-gen Murano will arrive, but the 2014 Nissan Rogue will be introduced on September 10.


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      chanonissan
      • 1 Year Ago
      the murano will get the 2.5 liter superchargehybrid system, but the rogue will not, the rogue will get the 2.0 liter DI hybrid system. That makes sense because the rogue and the Altima uses the same size engine. This was shown with the Hi cross concept using a 2 liter hybrid and the resonance using the 2.5 super charge hybrid system and a PHEV is coming with the Rogue/ Qashqai 2015.
      barkeep
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Murano will probably come out at the same time with the Maxima, both due for a new model around 2015.
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nissan getting some cool small engines, the 1.6L turbo, this 2.5L supercharged. I hope we can see these motors in more of their compact offerings in the future. How sick would a supercharged Sentra be?
        Temple
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cruising
        Yep. But you forgot the HR12DDR engine. Which is a Supercharged 1.2L Direct-injection Miller Cycle engine. Because its a Miller Cycle engine (like the old Mazda Millenia) it actually is more like a 1-liter engine in displacement terms, but acts like a 1.5L engine in terms of power due to the lag-free superchargers. http://www.nissan-global.com/EN/TECHNOLOGY/OVERVIEW/hr12ddr.html Small, quirky, light-weight, and efficient.
        tinted up
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Cruising
        Eh I mostly just want them to an actually cool Nismo variant, not the watered down body kit + exhaust kit like they've been doing. I understand the need to produce good high volume vehicles but sheesh, way to neuter the brand a bit...
      Hyns
      • 1 Year Ago
      Forester RAV4 CX-5 CR-V Tucson Tiguan Sportage Outlander Cherokee ...I guess Rouge will be first to get hybrid version, I always thought Toyota will use Camry hybrid for Rav4...
        NightFlight
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hyns
        The Subaru XV has a mild hybrid system soon to be available, and the Saturn Vue had a mild hybrid, as did the Ford Escape/Mariner.
          skierpage
          • 1 Year Ago
          @NightFlight
          No, the Ford Escape/Mariner (and the Mazda Tribute) was a full-on proper hybrid system, which for a while had the best SUV mpg (32 combined / 34 city / 31 highway) and AWD mpg. It's really strange that Ford doesn't offer a hybrid version of the new Escape, I guess they figure that people who care about mpg and more space can get a C-Max and that the intersection of people wanting good mpg and AWD is small.
      Slick Willy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Remember when Nissans looked good? 1989 Maxima 4drsc!
      onewayroll
      • 1 Year Ago
      My girlfriend has a 2013 Rogue and we recently took a road trip to the Canadian Rockies. It was our first real trip with it and I came away mostly impressed with it. But some things were disappointing with it, first was the hard cheap plastic all over, second was the not very impressive fuel mileage and last but not least was that CVT transmission. Although it worked well I could not get used to it, not my transmission of choice. The around-view camera is pretty neat and works very well.
        chanonissan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @onewayroll
        it is the oldest CUV on the market in its class,what kind of fuel efficiency did you expect?
      Jerry
      • 1 Year Ago
      Man, it looks like a last generation Chevy Equinox...
      zizixx89
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nissan has matured moved away from the SE-R days and into the NISMO/NISMO RS days
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