The Nissan Rogue is one of the most popular compact SUVs in the US market, with more than 350,000 units sold in 2020. For the 2024 model year, Nissan has given the Rogue a refresh that includes a new face, new wheels, new features, and, most importantly, a new infotainment system powered by Google.
What’s new for the 2024 Nissan Rogue?
The 2024 Nissan Rogue has a revised exterior design that features a larger and more prominent V-motion grille, new horizontal bars, redesigned front and rear bumpers, and new wheel options. The Rogue also offers two new exterior colors: Scarlet Ember and Boulder Gray.
Inside, the Rogue has a few minor updates, such as new stitching patterns and chrome accents. However, the biggest change is the availability of a 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Google built-in on the SL and Platinum trims. This system replaces the old 9.0-inch unit and marks the introduction of Google-based software and associated apps.
What is Google built-in, and what does it offer?
Google's built-in technology integrates Google apps and services directly into the vehicle without relying on a phone. This means that drivers can access Google Assistant, Google Maps, Google Play, and other Google apps from the car’s display, as well as download and update apps from the Google Play Store.
Some of the benefits of Google built-in include:
- Google Assistant: Drivers can use voice commands to control various car functions, such as climate, navigation, media, and phone. Google Assistant can also answer questions, provide information, and perform tasks such as sending messages, setting reminders, and joining meetings.
- Google Maps: Drivers can use Google Maps for turn-by-turn navigation, real-time traffic updates, lane guidance, and offline maps. Google Maps can also suggest nearby places, such as gas stations, restaurants, and parking lots, and show ratings, reviews, and photos.
- Google Play: Drivers can access thousands of apps from Google Play, such as Spotify, YouTube Music, Audible, and iHeartRadio, and stream music, podcasts, audiobooks, and more. Drivers can also play games from GameSnacks, a collection of bite-sized games optimized for the car screen.
- Google built-in apps: Drivers can also use other Google apps that are specially designed for the car, such as YouTube, Calendar, Contacts, and Photos. For example, drivers can watch YouTube videos while parked, check their schedule and join meetings from Calendar, make calls and send messages from Contacts, and view and share photos from Photos.