Nissan has ‘Star Wars’ fans on its mind and to that end the automaker has announced its plans of producing a limited number of units of its newly revised Rogue compact SUV, the “2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition” for the U.S. and Canadian markets.
The 2017 Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition will be making its global debut at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show next month – just about a month prior to opening of the film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Nissan announced an update to its Rogue model for the 2017 edition by incorporation new features including exterior and interior treatments, an expanded suite of Nissan Safety Shield technology including available Forward Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, and the first ever Rogue Hybrid model.
Jeremy Tucker, vice president, Marketing Communications and Media, Nissan North America, Inc. said in a press note that the Star Wars film franchise pushed boundaries of technology since the debut of the original episode nearly four decades ago and as Nissan is doing the same by building industry-leading vehicles, it is but natural for the two to join forces in the journey ahead.
About “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars standalone films, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new epic adventure. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves.
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is directed by Gareth Edwards and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed, with Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker. Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur and Simon Emanuel are producing, with John Knoll and Jason McGatlin serving as executive producers. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opens in U.S. theaters on December 16, 2016.