Marcus De Guzman / Nissan | May 16, 2018 11:02
Nissan's Millennium Falcon Rogue is ready to hit light speed
Nissan is no stranger in making wicked one-offs and specialized custom builds. From the go-anywhere Rogue Trail Warrior Concept, to the snow-kicking 370Zki Roadster, Nissan clearly embraces their imaginative side.
Now, the company has once again let their creative juices flow after building another customized vehicle that Han Solo may pilot if given the chance. Say hello to the Millennium Falcon-inspired Rogue. It serves as Nissan's latest creation (and collaboration with Lucasfilm) and takes inspiration from Han Solo's personal spacecraft which will be making another appearance in the upcoming film 'Solo : A Star Wars Story'.
“As the third installment of our own trilogy of collaborations with Lucasfilm, we raised the bar delivering our best custom show vehicle yet. We started with the best-selling Nissan Rogue and worked with the talented concept designers at Lucasfilm and ILM. Then we turned to the experts at Vehicle Effects bring it to life. The result is hands-down the most complete and thrilling vehicle we've ever done,” said Jeremy Tucker, Nissan USA vice president of marketing communications and media.
Starting off with the exterior, the Millennium Falcon Rogue is fitted with handcrafted body panels made from aluminum. Each panel has been made to mimic the exterior looks of Han Solo's ship. It even gets a roof-mounted radar dish and, a laser cannon and the signature multi-pane cockpit windshield. But perhaps the most important addition in the custom Rogue is the subspace 'hyperdrive' that makes it home at the back. It is made up of a trio Bose speakers along with an 18-inch subwoofer which deliver an impressive 1,500 watt aural experience of sound effeects.
Fans of the Millennium Falcon will also be pleased to know that Nissan made the cabin look exactly like the spacecraft. The dashboard and center console is awash with buttons and controls, along with the signature sound effects and lights. It even has the second-row chairs and the centrally-mounted 'hyperdrive' controls.
Equipped with Nissan's ProPilot Assist, the Millennium Falcon-inspired Rogue can also 'drive' by itself thanks to semi-autonomous driving tech.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is set to hit theaters soon.