With the new 2016 Nissan Rogue, the Japanese carmaker further polishes its already impressive global reputation for first-to-the-gate innovation across its entire roster of vehicles. The list of standard and optional tech bling available with the latest iteration of Nissan's crossover is long and perhaps even surprising given the car's affordable sticker price, but best believe it's true - take a test drive today and you will be amazed!
Forward Emergency Braking
Safety was a strong focus for Nissan engineers when designing the new Rogue, and so cutting-edge Forward Emergency Braking technology was added; this system uses radar technology to allow the SUV to know when another vehicle is in close proximity in front of it, and automatically brakes or even comes to a full stop if necessary. This feature fits in with Nissan's belief that including more autonomous driving technologies can seriously reduce accident rates.
Blind Spot Warning
Though not a new technology, the Blind Spot Warning system has been fine-tuned and upgraded in the 2016 Nissan Rogue. It too now operates with the aid of a radar-based system for greater accuracy and sensitivity. Vehicles in your blind spot can now be seen earlier, with a warning sent to the driver that much more quickly for greater safety.
Upgrades in Infotainment System
Another area that received a substantial boost in the new Rogue is its already seductive infotainment system. Available on certain trims for 2016 is new Siri Eyes Free technology, which is now voice-activated to help keep the driver's hands where they belong, on the wheel. A number of apps such as Twitter, Facebook and Pandora are now integrated directly into the infotainment system for easier and quicker access. The system also now includes an optional telematics system for maintenance reminders and other routine vehicle business.
Design-wise, the 2016 Nissan Rogue is not markedly different from its predecessor, which is unsurprising given the crossover's immense success in appealing to motorists looking for an affordable SUV that doesn't look it. That the carmaker has chosen to focus instead on upgrading the vehicle with standard and optional tech goodies that consumers actually want and are asking for is a testament to Nissan's justified belief that evolution and not revolution was called for with its latest edition of the Rogue. Happy driving!