We consider the dogs as man's best friends, and sometimes we even look at these furry animals as family. Starting now, all that we will be raving about is regarding Fidos- sorry cat people, maybe next time. The Nissan fam just revealed that they are dog lovers with their latest invention, the Rogue Dogue Concept.
While we see the dogs as worthwhile companions when it comes to cruising the roads, going to the beach or hiking the mountains, we cannot help but sometimes think of the cons in bringing our furry friends on a ride: saliva and hair sticking everywhere in the car, possibility of urine and poop decorating the interior and so on. But Dennis McCarthy, the car coordinator for the Fast and Furious movies, built a vehicle that directly caters to the puppet's needs sans the nitrous setup as seen in the movies. The concept car conceptualized as a 2017 Nissan Rogue SL with the Platinum Reserve package with quilted leather inserts and tan leather sets.
The Nissan Rogue Dogue concept is aimed to provide all the comforts a dog could only dream of, features include a traditional harness clip to 360 degrees shower and drying system. But the magic all transpires at the back of the vehicle, as Nissan installed a special pet cabin at the back of the 2nd row seats and also fitted an extra comfy padding and a removable dog bed in the cargo space. What a treat for our four legged friends.
Regarding the trunk floor, it has been elevated to be able to fit more things in a slide out ramp. Additional dog-friendly features include slide out dog shower, heated air vents to eliminate the wet dog smell from overpowering the vehicle, a doggie first aid kit, different attachment points to secure the furry animal to the car safely, a poop bad dispenser, and a built-in spill resistant food and water dispensers that can be folded down from the wall of the cargo space. A certified dog hammock is even attached over the second-row seats. What a paw-fect way to ensure the happiness of the dog while travelling.
For parents who want to converse with their fur baby, there's a new whole new camera system installed in the crossover. Utilizing an infotainment screen and a separate 10-inch screen attached in the cargo area, the owner and their beloved pet can use the cameras and interact with one another. Nissan remarked that 400 dog owners have taken surveys regarding the pooch's safety inside a moving vehicle, and 83 percent readily agreed that it's also more important for their fur babies to be as safe and comfortable in the automobile as the human passengers are. And to the other 68 people who disagreed, please reconsider your views and have utmost respect and care for your four legged friends.
We are guessing that dog lovers far and wide are expectedly interested in this vehicle, but the bad news is that this vehicle isn't available yet. It remains as a concept for now. Nissan will be unveiling its Rogue Dogue concept at the 2017 New York International Auto Show.