Nissan unveils Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition at 2016 LA Auto Show

Article by Christian A., on November 19, 2016

How would you like to see “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” up close? Well, Nissan created a limited edition Rogue for this year’s much awaited film. The 2017 Nissan Rogue mid-size crossover has been redesigned with everything “Star Wars”. Emblems of the “Galactic Empire” and “Rebel Alliance” are on the cup holders and also along the D-Pillars.

The front doors have “Rogue One” badges on them while the “Star Wars” logo can be found at the rear bumper. In short, all these seem to pertain to one famous line “Don’t underestimate the Force”. This isn’t the only time when Nissan has tied up for a movie franchise. About four years ago, the automobile brand also produced a limited edition vehicle for a Batman trilogy aptly called “Juke Nismo Dark Knight Rises”.

In fact, they had been doing this for almost a decade already. The American action film “Die Hard” also had its special edition 2007 Nissan Navarra. Now, Nissan explores the “the galaxy far, far away” with the Rogue Star Wars Limited Edition package.

The Rogue One model specifications are based on the Nissan Rogue SV mid-level variant. This can be availed either in Glacier White or Magnetic Black body paint. Nissan will only build 5,400 units of the Rogue where 400 will be delivered to Canada and 5,000 for the US. All 5,400 units are bundled with Death Trooper Helmet complete with serial number. Cost for the limited edition package upgrade is at $1,990.

Rogue One may come in either four-wheel-drive or front wheel drive layout. The SV variant features 170 hp, 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with Xtronic CVT Automatic gearbox.

Inside, the Rogue SV includes rear cross traffic alert, satellite radio, Bluetooth and dual-zone climate control. There are also the optionally available Bose stereo system and panoramic moonroof for add-ons. Fans of the movie are probably all excited after Nissan officially announced its partnership with Lucasfilms last August.

The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will be coming to theatres this December 16. For nearly forty years since its first episode, Jeremy Tucker, Nissan VP for North America shared how the Star Wars film franchise became an inspiration for them to push the boundaries of technology.

Tucker added this is what Nissan is doing with their cars, trucks and SUVs. Nissan couldn’t get “a bad feeling about this” indeed. Now being showcased at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, The Rogue One: Star Wars Limited Edition launch will be the perfect way to promote both the movie and the new 2017 Rogue crossover. It’s not at all a coincidence that they have joined forces with a sure-fire, blockbuster.

Press Release

2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition takes over Los Angeles Auto Show with help from stormtroopers

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 full-scale 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 X-Wing 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.

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