Nissan sent me a poster in the mail the other day. My 4-year-old is quite fond of the looks of it, as well.
I'm having a tough time finding solid specs on it, though. So I feel like making some guesses until someone provides the real answers.
From what I've picked up here and there, it seems like it will come in at around 3000-3100 pounds for starters and with 185-190 hp from its turbo 1.6. With FWD and the 6-speed manual trans, that should make for pretty decent performance. I'm guessing 7.4-7.8 secs 0-60.
The AWD/CVT combo will probably be pushing 9 secs, is my guess.
Mileage? Hmmm... maybe 32mpg highway is possible, ya think? Heck, with a 300hp Mustang hitting 31 these days, why not even higher from this vehicle?
Pricing? They can't step on the Rogue's toes, I wouldn't think. Then again, they are selling it as a "sporty" model, so maybe. What about $16,995 base? I think that might be a good value.
I'm surprised this thing is just a few months away and so little is known about it.
Fairly steady: '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '21 WRX, '20 S90 T6, '22 MB Sprinter 2500 4x4 diesel, '97 Suzuki R Wagon; '96 Opel Astra; '08 Maser QP / Rotating stock, but currently: '92 325i, '97 Alto Works, '11 Mini Cooper S