These days, off-road-focused variants of pretty much every kind of vehicle are all the rage, whether they actually offer enhanced capability on non-paved surfaces or not. In recent years, The Blue Oval has churned out its fair share of off-road friendly trims and models, including the surprisingly capable Ford Bronco Sport, and General Motors is expected to follow suit with an Activ trim for the next-generation Chevy Equinox as well. Now, it seems as if a more rugged Nissan Rogue Rock Creek Edition model is also in development that could provide a new rival for the Bronco Sport, according to GM Authority.
Back in April 2022, Nissan debuted the all-new Pathfinder Rock Creek Edition, which features some unique exterior and interior styling cues, along with a suspension lift and off-road tuning for those components, 18-inch beadlock-style wheels, all-terrain tires, a tubular roof rack with a 220-pound max load capacity, a standard a tow hitch receiver and harness, and LED fog lights.
Inside the cabin, this new variant features leatherette and fabric seats with Rock Creek embroidery, second row captain’s chairs, and orange contrast stitching on the seats, steering wheel, instrument panel, center console, and door panels. Meanwhile, Nissan’s Standard Intelligent Around View Monitor with Off-Road Mode gives drivers a better look at the obstacles surrounding the vehicle. The Nissan Pathfinder Rock Creek is equipped with the same 3.5L V6 as the regular model, but provides a bit of a power boost with 295 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque versus the regular Pathfinder’s 284 horsepower and 259 pound-feet, giving it 6,000 pounds of maximum towing capacity.
As one might imagine, the rumored Nissan Rogue Rock Creek Edition will likely follow this same exact formula. That means we can expect to see things like a unique front and rear fascia, alloy wheels, and all-terrain tires, a tubular roof rack, and special badging. Inside the cabin, the more rugged Rogue should receive unique trim, orange stitching, and additional badging, at the very least. At the moment, it’s unclear if the Nissan Rogue Rock Creek Edition will debut for the 2024 or 2025 model year, however.