Limited-edition model celebrates "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
Nissan is finally making good on the marketing potential of the Rogue name. To celebrate the launch of the refreshed Rogue at the Los Angeles Auto Show and the release of a new “Star Wars” movie next month, Nissan partnered up with Lucasfilm to create the 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition, of which only 5,000 will be available in the United States.
Based on the mid-level 2017 Rogue SV, the Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition is little more than a badge-and-sticker job, albeit a neat one if you’re a Star Wars fan. Available only in white or black, the Star Wars–edition Rogue adds a blacked-out grille, black wheels, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (the title of next month’s new Star Wars movie) badges on the front doors, “Rebel Alliance” and “Galactic Empire” decals on the D-pillars, and a Star Wars decal on the rear bumper.
Inside, the 2017 Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition sports a few unique touches. “Rogue One” logos can be found on the floor mats, “Rebel Alliance” and “Galactic Empire” symbols are in the front cupholders, and there are illuminated Star Wars badges on the door sills.
Each of the 5,000 Nissan Rogue One Star Wars Limited Editions also comes with a numbered replica “Death Trooper” helmet from the new movie.
Aside from the Star Wars decals and swag, the 2017 Rogue is otherwise unchanged, with a 2.5-liter I-4 making 170 hp, paired with a CVT and either front- or all-wheel drive. The 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition goes on sale later this year, with front-drive versions going for $29,890 USD, and all-wheel-drive versions starting at $31,240 USD.