On Carlist.com blog: Nissan’s Anita MacFadden, Manager, CBU & Competitive Analysis(CBUs are vehicles that are “completely built up” in Japan, branded as Nissan and sold in the United States), talks about the 2008 Nissan Rogue. Based on the Nissan C-platform, the Rogue packs a powerful 4-cylinder 2.5L 170 HP engine, with 175lb-ft of torque. While exact pricing on the 2008 Rogue has not been finalized yet, carlist.com was told that pricing will start under $20,000 (2WD S Model). The Rogue will officially go on sale here in the U.S. on September 18th.
Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.