If there’s one thing Nissan is going to get credit for at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, it will be that it had, by far, one of the best debut’s we’ve ever seen. And, the best part is, that debut was the 2017 Nissan Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition. If you didn’t catch the debut, you missed one hell of a show, as it featured a dramatic show as two examples of the limited-edition model were accompanied by battle-ready storm troopers. It’s the kind of thing that makes you proud to be a Star Wars fan. The show aside, the Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition brings together exclusive interior and exterior modifications to go with a full-sized Death Trooper collectible helmet – color us sold.

The two models that Nissan Showcased today came in contrasting colors with one being primarily black and the other primarily white. Outside modifications include a blacked out V-motion grille, fog-light delete, black air dam trim, and black wheels. In the rear, the chrome trim on the lower fascia has been painted black along with the chrome trim on the rear hatch. The taillights have been smoked out and the custom Star Wars badging rounds out the exterior package. On the inside, the interior is done up in all black, while the inserts around the door handles, instrument cluster, infotainment display and HVAC controls, and gear shifter have all take on the Gloss Black appearance. There is blue backlight on the pedals, and the backlighting of the instrument cluster and HVAC controls have a special shade of blue as well. Of course, don’t forget that cool Death Troopers helmet that you’ll surely want to hang on to for a long time to come.

As far as pricing goes, the package will set you back $1,990, and can only be had on 2017 Rogue SV models that are equipped with the Sun and Sound Touring package. Reservations for the limited edition are taking place now on Nissan’s USA website, but you probably don’t have to rush too quickly as a total of 5,400 will be built and shared between U.S. and Canadian markets. It seems like a lot for a limited-edition model, but then again, there’s a lot of Star Wars fans out there, so they could end up selling off pretty quickly.

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If you didn’t catch the awesome debut of these limited-edition models, all isn’t lost as long as you’re still planning on checking out the show in the coming week. In light of these limited-edition models, Nissan has also created something an experience dedicated to “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” The experience takes place at Nissan’s display at the L.A. Auto Show and includes a full-scale Tie Fighter replica, digital mirror experience, and augmented reality generator. But, if you want the full experience, you’ll want to check it out on the weekend as Nissan has arranged for the appearance of Stormtroopers as well. There will also be a handful of studio props and costumes that were actually used in the filming of the movie.

It should also be noted that Nissan has put a lot of work into the Rogue for 2017 that makes the model itself more appealing than ever, even without opting for the Star Wars package. The front and rear end were completely redesigned. Be that as it may, Nissan saw fit to keep the same engine lineup for the new model year. That means it can be had with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that delivers some 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. Shifting duties are handled by a CVT transmission that offers several driving modes. It won’t win any records on some canyon road, but it will win in the fuel-cost department, earning an EPA rating of 26 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 29 mpg combined. Each figure loses a point when equipped with all-wheel drive, but that’s not a bad trade-off for the peace of mind that comes with all-weather capability.

2017 Nissan Rogue
Engine 2.5 liter inline-4
Horsepower 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 175 LB-FT @ 4,400 RPM
Weight 4,678 LBS
EPA City/highway/combined 25/32/28
Nissan Rogue S FWD $23,820
Nissan Rogue SV FWD $25,240
Nissan Rogue SL FWD $29,960
Nissan Rogue S AWD $25,170
Nissan Rogue SV AWD $26,590
Nissan Rogue SL AWD $31,310

Press Release

Nissan today unveiled the last of four new vehicles debuting at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition. The dramatic reveal featured a special interactive presentation of the Intelligent Safety Shield technologies available in the redesigned 2017 Rogue against a high-action video. The video was followed by a drive-out of a pair of the Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition vehicles accompanied by battle-ready stormtroopers.

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Custom features of the Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition – the first production vehicle ever to include Star Wars-branded elements – include a unique badge, exclusive interior and exterior trim items and a full-size Death Trooper collectible helmet.

Only 5,400 units of the Limited Edition vehicle will be available in the U.S. and Canadian markets. The Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition package will be available for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price2 (MSRP) of $1,990, and is only available on 2017 Rogue SV equipped with the Sun and Sound Touring Package. Reservations for the vehicle are being taken now at NissanUSA.com.

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"The Nissan Rogue and the first Star Wars standalone movie share more than just a name. The Star Wars film franchise has pushed the boundaries of technology since the debut of the original episode nearly 40 years ago," said Jeremy Tucker, vice president, Marketing Communications & Media, Nissan North America, Inc. "Nissan is doing the same with its industry-leading cars, trucks and SUVs like the new Rogue – our most advanced Rogue to date – so it’s natural that the two join forces."

Nissan has also created an immersive "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"-inspired experience for consumers visiting the Nissan display during the Los Angeles Auto Show, which takes place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Nov. 18 through 27. Activities include a full-scale Tie Fighter replica, a Star Wars character-themed digital mirror experience, an Augmented Reality generator and weekend appearances by stormtroopers. In addition, a special gallery features a display of costumes and model props used during the production of the upcoming "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" movie, including Y-Wing, AT-ACT and X-Wing fighters.

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Nissan earlier debuted three other new 2017 Nissan models – the motorsports-inspired Sentra NISMO, the refreshed Versa Note and the limited production JUKE Black Pearl Edition. All of these new models, along with the complete Nissan model lineup, will be on display throughout the show in the Nissan exhibit.

For complete information on the 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition and all other Nissan vehicles, please visit NissanNews.com.

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