Nissan’s marketing department must have been rubbing its hands together with glee when Lucasfilm announced it was working on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. For Nissan’s mid-size crossover just so happens to be called Rogue.
A tie-up was inevitable and it has produced this, the Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition.
It’s the first time an automotive brand has officially partnered with the Star Wars franchise, but it isn’t Nissan’s first foray into movie-themed limited editions. Back in 2012, Nissan UK gave away the one-off Juke Nismo Dark Knight Rises, which coincided with the DVD release of the last installment in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. And there was a completely inexplicable Nissan Navara Die Hard back in 2007.
The Rogue One Rogue is based on the redesigned 2017 model. “Rebel Alliance” and "Galactic Empire” logos sit on the D-pillars and in the cupholders, “Star Wars” logos emblazon the rear bumper and the illuminated kick plates, and “Rogue One” plaques are mounted on the front doors.
Other touches include LED headlights, and black wheels and body trim. Two colors are available: Magnetic Black and Glacier White.
The Rogue One is based on the mid-level SV spec, which comes with dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and rear cross traffic alert as standard. The optional panoramic moonroof and Bose stereo have been added, as well.
A 170 horsepower (127 kilowatt), 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine lives under the hood, connected to an Xtronic continuously variable automatic gearbox. Which leaves you to decide between front- or four-wheel-drive.
5,400 copies of the Rogue: Rogue One will be built, 5,000 for the United States, 400 for Canada. All of them will come with an individually numbered replica Death Trooper helmet. Which is bound to become more collectible than the car.
The Star Wars Limited Edition package adds $1,990 to the price of a Rogue SV with the Sun and Sound Touring Package.