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Nissan retires Rogue Hybrid amid poor sales

The hybrid variant was brought to the US for the 2017 model year.

Nissan has quietly discontinued the Rogue Hybrid as the crossover enters the 2020 model year.

Launched just a few years ago for the 2017 model year, the hybrid crossover paired a 2.5-liter engine with a 30 kW electric motor for a combined output of 176 horsepower.

The electrified powertrain achieved an EPA-estimated city/highway/combined rating of 33/35/34 mpg for the FWD edition and 31/34/33 mpg for the AWD variant, beating Toyota's RAV4 Hybrid by a small margin.

The company initially expected around 15 percent of Rogue sales to be Hybrid models. The take rate appears to have fallen short of the goal, however, as a spokesperson recently told Autoblog the electrified model represented "a small part of the overall sales mix."

The Rogue Hybrid fetched a significant premium of $2,800 over a similarly equipped non-hybrid configuration.

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