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Nissan introducing Rogue Hybrid model for 2017; one-motor, two-clutch system

The newly announced 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid, the latest addition to the popular Rogue crossover lineup, offers a second powertrain choice for Rogue buyers for the 2017 model year in both FWD and AWD applications. Like the MY2017 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine-equipped standard Rogue models, the Rogue Hybrid offers freshened exterior and interior styling, additional safety, security and driving aid technology and a wide range of standard and available comfort, convenience and utility features. Rogue Hybrid will join the lineup by the end of 2016.

The 2017 Rogue Hybrid produces projected fuel economy of 33 mpg city, 35 mpg highway and 34 mpg combined (estimated) (7.12, 6.71 and 6.91 l/100km respectively) for the front-wheel drive model. Rogue Hybrid all-wheel drive models are projected at 31 mpg city, 34 mpg highway and 33 mpg combined (estimated) (7.58, 6.91 and 7.12 l/100km, respectively). Rogue Hybrid does so with virtually no compromise of performance, interior roominess or cargo space (compared to standard Rogue models).


The hybrid system combines an advanced 2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder engine and a compact lithium-ion battery with an innovative one-motor, two-clutch control. (Earlier post.) The system’s gasoline engine is rated at 141 horsepower and 144 lb-ft (195 N·m) of torque, while the advanced 30 kW electric motor is rated at 40 horsepower and 118 lb-ft(160 N·m) of torque. The hybrid system net power is 176 horsepower (131 kW).

At the core of the Rogue Hybrid gasoline-electric hybrid system is Nissan's advanced Intelligent Dual Clutch Control system. The first of the two clutches is a dry clutch installed between the 4-cylinder engine and the electric motor, where the torque converter would normally be, and the second is between the motor and Xtronic transmission.

The high-output lithium-ion battery is able to charge/discharge quickly, which contributes to high-speed, precise control of the electric motor and optimum clutch control, and in combination enable smooth start and quick shift changes. An Intelligent Regenerative Braking system partially recharges the battery during vehicle braking and additional fuel economy is provided by an Idle Start/Stop system.

In addition, with use of the compact Lithium-ion battery located under the rear cargo area, the Rogue Hybrid maintains its flat rear floor for easy passenger access to the rear seat and little reduction of cargo room.

Non-hybrid 2017 Rogue models are equipped with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft (237 N·m) of torque. The engine is matched with an advanced Xtronic transmission with standard Sport Mode and Eco switches. Non-hybrid fuel economy is projected at 26 mpg city, 33 mpg highway and 29 mpg combined for front-wheel drive models. Rogue AWD models are estimated at 25 mpg city, 32 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined.

2017 Rogue Hybrid 2017 Rogue
Powertrain 2.0-liter 16-valve DOHC aluminum-alloy inline 4-cylinder, 30 kW electric motor, Nissan Intelligent Dual Clutch Control 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder
Horsepower (hp) 176 (net) 170 @ 6,000 rpm
Torque (lb-ft) - 175 @ 4,400 rpm
Transmission Xtronic transmission with manual gear shifts and standard Sport and Eco Mode switches Xtronic transmission with manual gear shifts and standard Sport and Eco Mode switches
Projected Fuel Economy (estimated) FWD 33 mpg city
35 mpg highway
34 mpg combined
26 mpg city
33 mpg highway
29 mpg combined
Projected Fuel Economy (estimated) AWD 31 mpg city
34 mpg highway
33 mpg combined
25 mpg city
32 mpg highway
28 mpg combined
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)
Behind 1st row
Behind 2nd row





Sooooooo.....when does this 2x more powerful electric drivetrain trickle up to the Pathfinder? Would be a nice combination with their new variable compression turbo.


I'm averaging 43mpg on my 2014 Ford Focus, I don't see the big deal here

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