According to reports, the new 2018 Nissan Rogue will include Nissan's new semi-autonomous technology ProPILOT Assist. Debuting next year, the system is the first step in increasing the autonomy of our cars. Nissan have gone to great lengths to prove its effectiveness and we will soon be able to test it for ourselves.
Nissan ProPILOT Assist uses a front camera and radar to identify where it is on the road, where it is within its lane and where other traffic is around it. It can then remain within the lane and keep its distance from the vehicle in front. In works with the car’s cruise control to maintain speed and distance in traffic and adjust speed accordingly.
If ProPILOT Assist can ‘see’ the lane markings and traffic around it, it can take over managing your speed. If it cannot detect lane markings for any reason, it will not engage.
As traffic slows, ProPILOT Assist will use Intelligent Cruise Control to maintain a safe distance and appropriate speed. If traffic stops, it will disengage and will need to be activated again.
The good news is that ProPILOT Assist is switchable, so when traffic doesn’t allow or you’re not in the mood to be driven, you can turn it off. It will be available along with Intelligent Cruise Control in the new 2018 Nissan Rogue.
2018 Nissan Rogue
The 2018 Nissan Rogue is a five seat crossover that looks and performs great. With great looks, excellent build quality and lots of features, it offers amazing value for money.
The looks are typical Nissan, stylish without being overstated. The angled front end with Nissan V grille and integrated lights looks very modern. A detailed curved hood and raked windshield offer a very aero look for such a large vehicle and a curving roof and rising beltline at the rear draws the eye nicely.
On the inside, the 2018 Nissan Rogue is comfortable and well equipped. Even in lower trims, the features are generous and options numerous. Passenger space and cargo room in back are generous too. The new 7 inch touchscreen on all models is a welcome touch.
The Rogue will be driven by a 2.5-litre four cylinder engine that produces 170 hp. It uses Nissan’s slick CVT transmission to send power to the front or all wheels. The driving experience is smooth and predictable with good cornering capability and little body roll. While on the larger side of crossovers, the Rogue is agile enough for city streets too.