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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you know that the Star Wars franchise is experiencing a renaissance. As with most valued franchises, companies have had no problem jumping in on the bandwagon. Count Nissan among these companies and the Japanese automaker hasn’t been bashful about its partnership with Star Wars franchise. You only need to take a look at the Nissan Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition that was unveiled at the Los Angeles Motor Show to see the lengths by which this partnership has grown in the past few years.

Based on the 2017 Nissan Rogue, the SUV gets an overdose in Star Wars-related cosmetic digs, right down to the Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire logos on the cupholders and the Rogue One logo badging on the front doors. Remember in 2013 when Nissan and Star Wars also collaborated on another model, the Juke Star Wars Edition? That version had more buzz surrounding it, but you can make a case that the Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition SUV received more of the stylized Star Wars treatment than the Juke ever had.

Here’s the best part about the Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition: only 5,400 units are going to be made available and of that 5,400 units, 5,000 has been earmarked for the U.S. market with the remaining 400 going to Canada. It’s a far cry from the Juke Star Wars Edition, which was only made available in Japan. Remember though, the Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition only comes in package form and is only available for Rogue models equipped with the Sun and Sound Touring Package. The package costs $1,990.

Continue after the jump to read more about the Nissan Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition.

What makes the Nissan Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition special

Coming from a Star Wars nut, I had a little bit of trouble getting my nerves out of the way to write this. But I’m okay now, so let’s dive into the Nissan Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition.

Like I mentioned in the introduction, the Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition isn’t a special edition SUV in the traditional sense we describe those models. It’s actually a special edition package that can be added into a Rogue SUV that comes with a Sun and Sound Touring package. Seems straightforward enough, right?

It’s actually a special edition package that can be added into a Rogue SUV that comes with a Sun and Sound Touring package.

So what do you get with the Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition package? On the outside, the package comes with plenty of cosmetic changes, not the least of which are two specific body colors for the Rogue: Magnetic Black and Glacier White. They’re traditional names, sure, but they’re probably better described as Darth Vader Black and Stormtrooper White for this particular exercise. Outside of the body finishes, the package also includes signature LED headlights, a new black grille and lower finisher, black rear door finisher, roof rails, and door handles. Some signature Star Wars motifs are also included, most notably the logo decals of the Rebel Alliance and the Galactic Empire on the D-pillar, Rogue One badging on the front doors, and a Star Wars logo clear rear bumper protector.

Move inside and the modifications become a little heavier on the Star Wars side. The illuminated kick plates, for instance, now come with the Star Wars logo while the same Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire logos found on the D-pillar can also be seen in the cupholder inserts and the interior accent lighting. These appointments match well with the charcoal color of the interior, further enhancing the Star Wars-inspired look of the Rogue.

The upgrades end there as far as the Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition package is concerned. But since this model also comes with the Sun and Sound Touring package, it’s best to also mention the inclusion of the panoramic moonroof and the Bose audio system that the package features. Outside of these packages, the heavily inspired Star Wars Rogue SUV also receives – as standard, of course – a 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve inline four-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque, to go with Nissan’s very own next-generation Xtronic transmission with Sport and Eco Mode switches and a handful of technological features like Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Nissan Intelligent Key with Push Button Start, and a Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, among others.

The illuminated kick plates, for instance, now come with the Star Wars logo while the same Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire logos found on the D-pillar can also be seen in the cupholder inserts and the interior accent lighting.

The Star Wars treatment on the Rogue isn’t as comprehensive as you’d think, but it’s still a lot better than what Nissan and Star Wars did with the Juke back in 2013. That campaign wasn’t even centered on a special edition, Star Wars-inspired Juke. It was mostly for the crossover’s 15RX Personalized Package, and the contributions of Star Wars to that whole campaign were the Stormtroopers that milled around the Juke in a handful of promotional ads.

By contrast, the Nissan Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition gets plenty of Star Wars-inspired upgrades. Heck, it even comes with an actual full-sized Death Trooper helmet as a nice piece of memorabilia. You can’t wear it as an actual helmet when you’re driving the Rogue, but it sure makes for a great display piece right next to your full-sized Darth Vader statue, that is if you have one of those beauties too.

So that’s the Nissan Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition. As I’ve mentioned before, only 5,400 units will be made available – 5,000 in the U.S. and 400 in Canada – with the package costing an extra premium of $1,990 on top of the cost of the Rogue SV, which itself costs $24,780.

Press Release

The name association is obvious – Nissan Rogue meet "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," the first-ever standalone Star Wars story. It’s only fitting then that Nissan and Lucasfilm, the studio behind the latest addition to the Star Wars movie empire, join forces for the first-ever full-size production vehicle to include Star Wars- branded elements, the "Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition."

Based on the extensively redesigned 2017 Nissan Rogue compact SUV, just 5,400 copies of the Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition will be produced – 5,000 for customers in the United States and 400 for Canada. In addition to the wide range of custom features and equipment, each vehicle also comes with an exclusive numbered, full-size replica collectible Death Trooper helmet.

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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."

The 2017 Nissan Rogue is showcased in a series of Star Wars-themed marketing efforts by Nissan that demonstrate the vehicle’s Intelligent Safety Shield technologies and the Nissan Rogue’s ability to "take on any battle." The first special effects-heavy commercials debuted in late October. But while the marketing shows the new Rogue in a simulated Star Wars battlefield, the Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition stands on its own as a truly unique, collectible, real-world vehicle.

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Based on the 2017 Rogue SV grade level with Sun and Sound Touring Package (Panoramic Moonroof and Bose® audio) and offered in front-wheel and all-wheel drive, it features signature LED headlights, black grille and lower finisher, black rear door finisher, black roof rails and door handles, D-pillar "Rebel Alliance" and "Galactic Empire" logo decals, "Star Wars" logo clear rear bumper protector and Rogue One logo badging on the front doors.

Inside, special features include logo carpeted floor mats, "Star Wars" logo illuminated kickplates, "Rebel Alliance" and "Galactic Empire" logos in cupholder inserts and interior accent lighting. It is offered in just two colors – Magnetic Black and Glacier White – and one interior color, charcoal.

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Like all 2017 Rogue models, the Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition is powered by a 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder rated at 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque (a new, first-ever Rogue Hybrid will be available by the end of 2016, but not offered with the Limited Edition). Also standard are the next-generation Nissan Xtronic transmission with Sport and Eco Mode switches, Blind Spot Warning (BSW) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) – along with Nissan Intelligent KeyTM with Push Button Start, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®, SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately) and Bose® audio system with nine speakers.

"For most fans, their love affair with Star Wars started in childhood, with hours spent playing with miniature replicas of the various X-wing fighters and other vehicles," added Tucker. "Now, for a special few, they have a chance to engage with a full-scale collectible, the Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition. And more than just a big kid toy, the Limited Edition is every inch the real thing – a Rogue for every adventure you can imagine."

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The Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition package will be available for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price1 (MSRP) of $1,990, and is only available on 2017 Rogue SV equipped with the Sun and Sound Touring Package. All 5,400 Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition vehicles are assembled by Nissan in Smyrna, TN. For more information on the 2017 Rogue and the complete lineup of Nissan vehicles, please visit NissanNews.com.

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