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The 2014 Nissan Rogue on ice

A key selling point for crossovers like the Rogue is their improved capability in inclement weather. To prove that the 2014 Rogue is as capable as ever, Nissan took the all-new crossover to Montreal, Canada during the recent heavy storms. Here's video.

This has been a hard winter in many parts of the United States and Canada. As I write this, we've received eight inches of snow in the past twenty-four hours and more is on its way. Nissan wanted to prove that the all-new 2014 Rogue crossover is as capable as it can be in the snow and ice. So they took it to Canada to prove it.

With low temperatures and snowy conditions, the test track soon became an ice rink on which the 2014 Nissan Rogue was dancing in the Laurentian mountains of Quebec. The ice-covered Mecaglisse circuit is part of a purpose-built motorsports facility in Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci. Journalists got into the all-new Rogue and took to that circuit to try to prove the Rogue incapable.

They couldn't.

The Mecaglisse circuit in winter provides one of the world's most extreme driving situations when it comes to traction (or lack thereof). It highlights the stability of the Rogue's all-wheel drive system.

"It is not only just about AWD, the wheels powering down. It is also about the steering, the braking and how all of Rogue's systems come together to deliver a confident ride and driving experience," said Tim Franklin, Product Planning, Nissan Canada.

The Rogue impressed even the most experienced winter drivers, including the co-owner of the track and facility, Franck Kirchhoff. "I drove this car yesterday, and even if you drive without studs, only on regular winter tires, you really feel the car, and the handling is really good. I drive many cars during the winter, and I feel the Rogue is one of the best SUVs that you can get."