Buy a family crossover, get a replica Death Trooper helmet.
Nissan didn’t only bring a full-size replica TIE Fighter to the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show because it would appeal to us nerdy automotive writers – though that ploy sure worked. The real reason is because Nissan has teamed up with upcoming Star Wars movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to sell a special-edition Rogue crossover. Rogue crossover, Rogue One, see?
The tongue-twistingly-named 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Edition features assorted “Rebel Alliance” and “Galactic Empire” logos, as well as “Star Wars” and “Rogue One” emblems. The crossover is offered only in black or white. The Star Wars-themed model is based on a Rogue SV with the Sun and Sound package, with buyers able to pick between front- and all-wheel drive. But no hyperdrive, as far as we’re aware. It is, however, the first production car with any officially licensed Star Wars tie-in.
Just 5,400 copies of the special-edition Rogue will be sold, of which 5,000 are bound for the U.S. and 400 will go to Canada. Each car also comes with a special serially numbered replica Death Trooper helmet.
Although no Canadian pricing has been announced yet, pricing for the new package in the U.S. is set at $1,990, so U.S. shoppers will pay $29,890 for a front-wheel-drive Star Wars-themed Rogue, or $31,240 with all-wheel drive. Dealers are taking reservations for the car now; the Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie hits theaters on December 16.
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