Nissan has a long-running partnership with LucasFilm to promote new Star Wars movies so it comes as little surprise the company has unveiled a custom Rogue at the world premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Drawing inspiration from the Millennium Falcon, the one-off Rogue was developed with the assistance of concept designers at Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic. The company then brought their design to Vehicle Effects which built the “most extensive Star Wars-themed” vehicle to date.The model looks truly impressive and this is due to the handcrafted aluminum body panels which mimic the Millennium Falcon. The design is further enhanced by a Millennium Falcon-inspired windscreen, a detailed paint job and custom wheel. Vehicle Effects also installed 3D-printed components as well as a roof-mounted radar dish and laser cannon. // The distinctive styling continues out back as the Rogue has been equipped with a “subspace-hyperdrive unit” which glows blue and spans the entire width of the crossover. The rear window has also been replaced by three 18-inch Bose subwoofers which provide sound effects from the movie.The interior isn’t nearly as exciting as it largely carries over from the standard model. However, Nissan says the crossover has a center-mounted “hyperdrive” console as well as buttons, lights and sound effects inspired by the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit.Nissan didn’t say much else about the crossover but it likely has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 170 hp (126 kW / 172 PS) and 175 lb-ft (237 Nm) of torque. It should be paired to an continuously variable transmission and a front- or all-wheel drive system.Solo: A Star Wars Story lands in U.S. theaters on May 25th and it stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke and Donald Glover. It tells the story of a young Han Solo (Ehrenreich) and shows him meeting Chewbacca as well as Lando Calrissian (Glover).