Nissan won't yet tell us what the Star Wars-inspired Rogue will look like.
Nissan hopes that after people see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in theaters on December 16 that audiences fly into their local showroom and check out the new 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition. These crossovers aren’t as cool as the Millennium Falcon, but the special model lets fans show their passion for a galaxy far, far away.
For now, Nissan is keeping details as secret as the Death Star plans about the Star Wars-inspired 2017 Rogue (not pictured below). The company is showing off the special vehicle’s badge, though. It’s essentially the same as the film’s logo that features “Rogue One” inside a rectangle but with “Limited Edition” below it.
Nissan will unveil the Rogue One edition at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. We think using some of the cues from an X-Wing could look good on the crossover. Perhaps, Nissan could give the CUV a beige or white body with red stripes. The Rebel Alliance’s circular insignia would look good on the doors or perhaps on the mirror caps to be more subtle. Inside, the company should use a custom startup for the infotainment system what would sound like a droid. The Rogue still can’t make the jump to hyperspace after these tweaks, but the updates would let the CUV fit in among the hive of scum and villainy at the Mos Eisley spaceport.
Nissan is one of five brands partnering with Lucasfilm to promote the upcoming blockbuster. After the massive success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens last year, it shouldn’t be too hard to convince folks into checking out the first spin-off film in the mega-popular sci-fi franchise. Rogue One takes place around the same time as the original Star Wars movie. It tells the story of the group who steal the Death Star plans and allow the climax of Episode 4 to happen.
Gallery: 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition Teaser
Nissan jumps into hyper-drive with new 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition
Nissan is one of five global brands joining forces with Lucasfilm Ltd. for launch of an extensive global promotional campaign in support of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," opening on December 16
Special vehicle badge, designed in conjunction with Lucasfilm, previewed today
Vehicle set for global reveal at Los Angeles Auto Show in November
Continues Nissan's "Year of the Truck" momentum, featuring new Rogue, TITAN, Armada and Pathfinder
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan today announced it will produce a limited-volume version of its newly revised Rogue compact SUV, the "2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition" for the U.S. and Canadian markets. Also previewed was special badging, designed by Lucasfilm, which will have prominent placement on the new "Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition." The vehicle makes its global debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. The film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, opens on December 16.
"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 and Media, Nissan North America, Inc. "Nissan is doing the same with our industry-leading cars, trucks and SUVs – so it's natural that we join forces."
The Nissan Rogue, the top-selling model in the Nissan lineup, has been updated for the 2017 model year with fresh exterior and interior treatments, an expanded suite of Nissan Safety Shield technology including available Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection*, and the first ever Rogue Hybrid model.
For more information on the 2017 Rogue and the complete lineup of Nissan vehicles, please visitNissanUSA.com or Nissan.CA.
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About "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire's ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.
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