2021 Nissan Rogue Gets 1.5L Turbo For Improved Fuel Economy
- on March 31, 2021
- Categories: News
Nissan has introduced a new small turbo engine for the 2021 Rogue, as per the EPA's information. It will be a 1.5L inline-three gasoline mill delivering 2 to 4 mpg more than the presently available naturally aspirated 2.5L inline-four.
The company told the media that this mill is a part of a “small pilot program” to assess the new powertrain's viability. The engine may become a regular part of the lineup if received well by the consumers.
According to FuelEconomy.gov, the 1.5L turbo while powering the front wheels in the 2021 Rogue will offer 30 mpg in the city, 37 mpg on the highway, and 33 mpg combined. Fit it in the all-wheel-drive model, and the economy receives a hit of 1 mpg. The EPA also shows a little lower rating for the three-cylinder in the SL and Platinum variants. The engine will mate to a continuously variable automatic transmission.
Nissan didn’t reveal any specs of the new 1.5L mill, and because it is the first from the company, we can’t tell how much power and torque it would produce. All the company spokesperson revealed is that it is a part of a pilot program.
For more details about the new turbo for Rogue, stay tuned. We believe this power plant will also be accessible in other Nissan vehicles.