Buy a family crossover, get a replica Death Trooper helmet.
Nissan didn’t only bring a full-size replica Tie Fighter to the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show because it would appeal to us nerdy automotive writers – though that ploy sure worked. The real reason is because Nissan has teamed up with upcoming Star Wars movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to sell a special-edition Rogue crossover. Rogue crossover, Rogue One, see?
The tongue-twistingly-named 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Edition features assorted “Rebel Alliance” and “Galactic Empire” logos, as well as “Star Wars” and “Rogue One” emblems. The crossover is offered only in black or white. The Star Wars-themed model is based on a Rogue SV with the Sun and Sound package, with buyers able to pick between front- and all-wheel drive. But no hyperdrive, as far as we’re aware. It is, however, the first production car with any officially licensed Star Wars tie-in.
Just 5,400 copies of the special-edition Rogue will be sold, of which 5,000 are bound for the U.S. and 400 will go to Canada. Each car also comes with a special serially numbered replica Death Trooper helmet.
Pricing for the new package is set at $1,990, so U.S. shoppers will pay $29,890 for a front-wheel-drive Star Wars-themed Rogue, or $31,240 with all-wheel drive. Dealers are taking reservations for the car now; the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie hits theaters on December 16.
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Gallery: Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition: LA 2016
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.
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.
“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 fullscale 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 XWing fighters.
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.