Nissan has just released a video about the Rogue Warrior that shows why this prototype is a good choice for those harsh winter conditions. The release is considered fitting as Canada is just starting with its major snowfall which marks the start of a possible severe winter.
In the video, the Rogue Warrior is equipped with snow tracks and shows just what it can do by going through what looks like 40 centimeters of new snow and then climbing up a 30-degree slope to reach a ski resort in the northern part of Quebec. Going back to the video, it starts with a group of snowboarders and skiers waiting impatiently for what appears to be a chairlift moving slowly.
An observant snowboarder, also in line, notices that the people are getting frustrated and makes an early departure. However the same snowboarder later returns in the Rogue Warrior and carries everyone up the hill, with all the snow, effortlessly.
When everyone then starts to make their descent, they get to meet their driver who is none other Olivier Bédard, 2015 Nissan Micra Cup Champion as well as 2015 Gilles-Villeneuve Trophy recipient.
Nissan Canada Director of Marketing Steve Rhind shares that it is customary in the auto industry to first develop a prototype and then show it with either photos or even a static display in an auto show.
The plan with the Rogue Warrior though, he further shares, was to do something even more. Rhind added that when the Rogue’s all-wheel drive system and the cutting-edge Xtronic transmission of the Nissan are combined with snow tracks, it enables the Rogue to overcome off-road or even severe winter conditions.
The video demonstrates the entertaining personality of the company and validates the Rogue Warrior’s abilities. This, Rhind concludes, is an idea that was not only developed but also implemented completely in Canada.
Rogue Warrior, and its accompanying video, were shown to the public for the first time during the company’s press conference held at the 2016 Montreal International Auto Show. The Rogue Warrior will continue to be exhibited at the MIAS until closing on January 24. Rogue has long been Nissan's top selling model in Canada, but this prototype has been transformed to an extreme version.
It is able to sit on heavy-duty snow tracks that have a height of 30"/76 cm and length of 48"/122 cm. The individual track meanwhile has a 15"/38 cm width. The Rogue Warrior has been made to handle snowy conditions. With a 23"/58 cm ground clearance, the Rogue Warrior can reach speeds of as much as 100 km/h in snow and can even climb up a 45-degree snowy slope.