Nissan Rogue Sport interior caught in new round of spy photos

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The next-generation Nissan Qashqai (sold in the United States as the Rogue Sport) has been spied in the wild yet again, and this time our enterprising photographers managed to snag a few shots of the replacement crossover’s interior. 

Much of the interior is still obscured even in these photos, but we can see enough to tell that Nissan has taken its baby crossover’s redesign seriously. We can see a large infotainment screen and interface similar to the ones in Nissan’s newer passenger cars, along with what appears to be a full digital gauge cluster. This particular model even has wheel-mounted paddle shifters, indicating we’re likely looking at a fairly well-equipped example; the quality of the visible interior materials backs that up. 

As an added bonus, the exterior photos of the prototype are quite a bit nicer than those we’ve seen previously. From these, we can see the family resemblance that makes the “Rogue Sport” moniker stick here in the States. The prototype’s haunches resemble scaled-back variants of those found on its larger sibling. 

The current car is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that channels 141 horsepower through a CVT. Nissan also offers all-wheel drive as an option. There could be a minor power bump incoming, and we can hold out hope for electrified offerings rumored for Europe, but it’s unclear what Nissan has in store for the time being. Still, the Rogue Sport will likely retain its spot in Nissan’s lineup as the mature and staid small crossover, without any true sporting pretensions.

The U.S.-market Rogue Sport was lightly refreshed for 2020, so we expect it will be another model year or two before we see a replacement on our shores. The Rogue Sport only went on sale in the U.S. as a 2017 model, but the ROW-market Qashqai had been in production for several years. Per Automotive News Europe, production of the next-generation car has been delayed until at least the second quarter of 2021 due to coronavirus-related setbacks.

 

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2022 Nissan Rogue Sport spy photos reveal parts of interior

The next-generation Nissan Qashqai (sold in the United States as the Rogue Sport) has been spied in the wild yet again, and this time our enterprising photographers managed to snag a few shots of the replacement crossover’s interior. 

Much of the interior is still obscured even in these photos, but we can see enough to tell that Nissan has taken its baby crossover’s redesign seriously. We can see a large infotainment screen and interface similar to the ones in Nissan’s newer passenger cars, along with what appears to be a full digital gauge cluster. This particular model even has wheel-mounted paddle shifters, indicating we’re likely looking at a fairly well-equipped example; the quality of the visible interior materials backs that up. 

As an added bonus, the exterior photos of the prototype are quite a bit nicer than those we’ve seen previously. From these, we can see the family resemblance that makes the “Rogue Sport” moniker stick here in the States. The prototype’s haunches resemble scaled-back variants of those found on its larger sibling. 

The current car is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that channels 141 horsepower through a CVT. Nissan also offers all-wheel drive as an option. There could be a minor power bump incoming, and we can hold out hope for electrified offerings rumored for Europe, but it’s unclear what Nissan has in store for the time being. Still, the Rogue Sport will likely retain its spot in Nissan’s lineup as the mature and staid small crossover, without any true sporting pretensions.

The U.S.-market Rogue Sport was lightly refreshed for 2020, so we expect it will be another model year or two before we see a replacement on our shores. The Rogue Sport only went on sale in the U.S. as a 2017 model, but the ROW-market Qashqai had been in production for several years. Per Automotive News Europe, production of the next-generation car has been delayed until at least the second quarter of 2021 due to coronavirus-related setbacks.

 

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Julian Assange’s fiancée piled on clothes and moaned about weight gain to keep her pregnancies secret

Julian Assange’s fiancée wore layers of clothes and loudly complained about putting on weight to avoid Ecuadorian officials discovering she was pregnant. Stella Moris, a 37-year-old lawyer, spoke out about her romantic relationship with the 49-year-old WikiLeaks founder as he prepares for a four-week hearing at the Old Bailey, which is set to begin this week. Assange faces 18 charges and a sentence of 175 years should a judge grant his extradition to the United States. The charges on the indictment include conspiring to hack government computers, and violating espionage law after he published a series of leaks in 2010 from Chelsea Manning, the former US Army intelligence analyst which Washington claims endangered the lives of its agents. Ms Moris, who has given birth to two of Assange’s young children – Gabriel and Max, decided to speak out as her fiancé’s legal team are keen to show that he has a young family who would be deprived of a father if he is sent to prison overseas. In an interview with The Times Magazine, Ms Moris gave details of her pregnancies when she would visit Assange while he was living in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. She revealed that they went to great lengths to hide her bumps so that the Ecuadorians would not use it as a pretext to throw Assange out of the embassy – where he lived for almost seven years. He is currently imprisoned at Belmarsh, the maximum security prison in south-east London. She told how she would pile on layers of clothes every time she visited him and complained loudly for the benefit of the microphones about putting on weight. “There were security guards there 24/7 and CCTV but not in Julian’s bedroom or office,” she said, adding that Assange’s rooms were almost certainly bugged. “Anything private or secret I wrote down on a piece of paper,” she added. “That’s how I told Julian I was pregnant.”

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