Star Wars-Themed Nissan Rogue to Debut at Los Angeles Auto Show
That’s no moon, it’s a Nissanby Jonathan Lopez, on
Nissan just joined the growing list of brands taking part in the tie-in fest currently underway for the latest addition to the Star Wars franchise. To help promote the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Nissan will build a limited number of special edition Star Wars’d Rogue crossovers for U.S. and Canadian super fans who crave a little bit of the Force in their drive.
Exact details on pricing and availability are still forthcoming, with full disclosure slated for the LA Auto Show next month. In fact, we don’t even know what this special Star Wars Rogue will look like beyond the addition of special badging, but that doesn’t mean we’re not gonna guess.
How about some ionization reactor-powered hyperdrive units in the rear, quad laser packs on the doors, lightsaber storage in the cabin, and a spot to mount your personal R2 unit on the roof?
Too elaborate? Some new wheels, unique exterior paint, and body stripes will suffice, then. I guess.
The Nissan Rogue is actually the top-selling model produced by the Japanese automaker at the moment, and it was just updated for 2017 with new styling, more interior outfit, safety tech, and for the first time, a hybrid powertrain. All that (plus the name) makes it a solid candidate for the tie-in.
And in case you were unaware, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story depicts the events that take place between Episode 3 and Episode 4, roughly just before A New Hope in the Star Wars universe timeline.
The Los Angeles Auto Show kicks off November 18th (press days are November 16th and 17th) while Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters December 16th.
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Why it Matters
I really hope they do a good job with this one (the car I mean, not the movie). I have high hopes, though.
Okay, so the Star Wars Rogue probably won’t be that over the top, but come on – there’s so much good stuff you could pull from the fictional universe in terms of vehicles, there’s really no excuse here.
Personally, I’m not much of a crossover guy. Rather, I think I’d prefer a heavily modified Corellian YT-1300f light freighter, but hey, that’s just me.
Read our full review on the 2017 Nissan Rogue here.