While promising to announce "additional changes" to the lineup at a later date, Nissan said the 2016 Rogue compact crossover will offer more available features when it bows this fall. Topping the list is forward emergency braking as well as a motion-activated power liftgate. The former, included in the top-line Rogue SL Premium, is the same radar-based setup from Murano and Maxima models while the latter joins the SL's roster of standard equipment. 

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Nissan's versatile hauler also will offer Siri Eyes Free as part of the SV Premium Package and standard on SL models which also gain NissanConnect Services powered by SiriusXM. One new exterior color -- Magnetic Black -- has been added while the Rogue S appearance Package has body-colored outside mirrors with integrated turn signals and chrome door handles. The Rogue's Blind Spot Warning available in the SV Premium/SL Premium switches from a camera-based to a radar-based system.

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The Rogue is one of Nissan's hottest-selling models, with volume up 36.3 percent so far this year. Sales should top 200,000 units en route to an eighth consecutive year of record levels. Fred Diaz, senior vice president, Sales & Marketing and Operations, U.S.A., Nissan North America, Inc. notes that in the incredibly popular compact crossover segment "the Nissan Rogue is leading the sales growth pace and has not yet shown us the upper limits of its potential." 

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Demand has been so strong that in addition to Rogue's current production in Smyrna, Tennessee and Busan, Korea, units will start coming from Nissan Motor Kyushu in Japan starting next spring. More detailed information regarding pricing and packaging for the 2016 Nissan Rogue will be released closer to its on-sale date. 


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