If you're a Star Wars fan and are in the market for a mid-size SUV, Nissan has you covered. As part of a marketing deal with Walt Disney Studios, Nissan is building a limited edition Rogue One edition of its popular mid-size Rogue in honour of the Star Wars film of the same name, which opens in theatres across North America on Dec. 16.
Of note, of the 5,400 scheduled to be built (available in black and white), only 400 are being alloted for Canada so if you're interested we suggest you visit your local Nissan dealer soon. The Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition goes on sale next month.
The official release follows below.
Nissan annouces Canadian pricing for the 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition
- Named "Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition," it is the first production vehicle ever to include Star Wars-branded elements
- Nissan is one of five global brands joining forces with LucasFilm Ltd. for launch of an extensive global promotional campaign in support of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," opening December 16
- Only 400 units of the Limited Edition vehicle will be available in Canada
- Custom features include a unique badge designed in conjunction with Lucasfilm, along with exclusive interior and exterior trim items and full-size Death Trooper collectible helmet
Mississauga, Ont. – Nissan today announced Canadian pricing for the new 2017 Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition, which is on sale December, 2016 at Nissan dealers in Canada. The Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition will be available for a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $33,998 and is only available on the 2017 Rogue SV equipped with the with the Panoramic Moonroof and offered in all-wheel drive.
Based on the extensively redesigned 2017 Nissan Rogue compact SUV, 400 copies of the Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition will be produced for Canada. In addition to the wide range of custom features and equipment, each vehicle also comes with an exclusive numbered, full-size replica collectible Death Trooper helmet.
The 2017 Nissan Rogue is showcased in a series of Star Wars-themed marketing efforts by Nissan that demonstrate the vehicle's Intelligent Safety Shield technologies and the Nissan Rogue's ability to "conquer any battle." The first special effects-heavy commercials debuted in late October. But while the marketing shows the new Rogue in a simulated Star Wars battlefield, the Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition stands on its own as a truly unique, collectible, real-world vehicle.
Available on the 2017 Rogue SV grade level with Panoramic Moonroof and offered in all-wheel drive, the Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition features signature LED headlights, black grille and lower finisher, black rear door finisher, black roof rails and door handles, D-pillar "Rebel Alliance" and "Galactic Empire" logo decals, "Star Wars" logo clear rear bumper protector and Rogue One logo badging on the front doors.
Inside, special features include: logo carpeted floor mats, "Star Wars" logo illuminated kickplates, "Rebel Alliance" and "Galactic Empire" logos in cupholder inserts and interior accent lighting. It is offered in two colours – Magnetic Black and Glacier White – and one interior colour, charcoal.
Like all 2017 Rogue models, the Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition is powered by a 2.5-litre DOHC 16-valve inline 4-cylinder rated at 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. Also standard are the next-generation Nissan Xtronic transmission with Sport and Eco Mode switches – along with Nissan Intelligent KeyTM with Push Button Start and Remote Engine Start, Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System, Streaming Audio via Bluetooth® and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio (SiriusXM® subscription required, sold separately).
All Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition vehicles are assembled by Nissan in Smyrna, TN.
Photography courtesy of Nissan Canada