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2014 Nissan Rogue To Sell Alongside Old Model, Now 'Rogue Select'


2013 Nissan Rogue

2013 Nissan Rogue

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If you still have your heart set on a 2013 Nissan Rogue, you're in luck.

Nissan introduced an all-new Rogue for the 2014 model year, but now the company has decided the old model will be sold alongside it--rechristened as the Rogue Select.

Nissan says it will sell the two versions of the Rogue to satisfy customer demand.

"As the compact SUV segment is becoming very specialized, there is an opening for a low-cost, high-content offering," Fred Diaz, divisional vice president, sales and marketing for Nissan North America, said in a statement.

The old Rogue will officially make the transition to 2014 Rogue Select in January, Nissan says. It will come with a base price of less than $20,000.

The redesigned 2014 Rogue was unveiled at the Frankfurt Auto Show last month, and will go on sale in November with a starting price just above $23,000.

Both generations of Rogue come with a 2.5-liter four cylinder engine and CVT.

The EPA rated the old Rogue at 25 mpg combined (23 mpg city, 28 mpg highway) with front-wheel drive, and 24 mpg combined (22 mpg city, 27 mpg highway) with all-wheel drive.

Ratings for the new model have not been released, but are expected to be 10 to 15 percent higher for similarly equipped models.

2014 Nissan Rogue SL

2014 Nissan Rogue SL

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The new Rogue will be assembled in Smyrna, Tennessee, while the older Rogue Select will continue to be built in Kyushu, Japan.

This is not the first time a carmaker has kept an old model on sale alongside a new one.

Nissan's luxury division, Infiniti, will continue selling the 2013 G37 sedan alongside its replacement, the 2014 Q50, until the 2015 model year.

Chevrolet has rebadged various past generations of the Malibu as Classics, for sale to fleets and rental companies.

The second-generation Saturn Vue even outlived the Saturn brand as the Chevy Captiva Sport; that fleet-only vehicle is sold alongside the Chevrolet Equinox compact crossover that's offered to retail buyers.

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