Nissan’s ProPILOT Assist technology, advanced safety features that will lead to fully autonomous vehicles, will be available on the company’s bestseller, the Rogue compact SUV. ProPILOT Assist reduces the hassle of stop-and-go driving by helping control acceleration, braking and steering during single-lane highway driving.
ProPILOT Assist is the foundation for the autonomous vehicles of the future, helping drivers maintain lane control, navigate stop-and-go traffic, maintain a set vehicle speed and maintain a set distance to the vehicle ahead – all with a simple two-button operation. ProPILOT Assist is available on the 2018 Rogue SL grade as part of the Platinum Package, with an expected starting price under $35,000 when it hits dealer lots later this month.
“Nissan continues to democratize technology, bringing our most advanced systems to our highest volume models, rather than reserving them for our most expensive vehicles,” said Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “Customers are delighted when they realize they can afford technology usually reserved for high-end, expensive luxury vehicles. Bringing unexpected value is core to the Nissan brand and our Nissan Intelligent Mobility mission.”
Following Rogue, ProPILOT Assist will next launch on the Nissan LEAF in January 2018. Nissan has plans to extend the technology to more models in the U.S., Europe, Japan and China – with 10 models to be launched by 2020 by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, the world’s largest automotive manufacturer.
The 2018 Rogue is available in three well-equipped grade level: S, SV and SL. As in previous years, Rogue offers exceptional passenger and cargo flexibility with its innovative EZ Flex Seating System™ and Divide-N-Hide® Cargo System. Along with the new ProPILOT Assist, other enhancements to the 2018 Rogue include the addition of standard NissanConnectSM featuring Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ on all trim levels, and revised Midnight Edition Package content.
Rogue continues to set monthly sales records, including a 47% increase in September. Calendar year 2017 sales-to-date of nearly 300,000 units represents a 22.9% increase over the previous year.
“The world is facing serious challenges such as climate change, traffic congestion, road fatalities and increasing air pollution. Through Nissan Intelligent Mobility, we are committed to addressing these challenges by making transportation safer, smarter, and more enjoyable,” said Bunce. “The new ProPILOT Assist technology is a perfect example of how we can make drivers feel more confident and more connected to their vehicles.”