'Star Wars: The Last Jedi': Nissan Recreates Poe's X-Wing As A Rogue SUV
If you ever wanted to know what it's like to fly an X-Wing, unfortunately the technology isn't [...]
If you ever wanted to know what it's like to fly an X-Wing, unfortunately the technology isn't there for personal spacecrafts. But Nissan is teaming up with Lucasfilm for the next best thing.
A new line of Nissan vehicles are themed with various Star Wars characters and spacecrafts, including one fashioned with wings to look like Poe Dameron's X-Wing, including a working BB-8.
Check out the X-Wing themed Nissan Rogue in the photo below:
Poe Dameron's X-Wing leads the New Republic starfleet, with massive fixed wings spanning either side of its Nissan Rogue foundation. Ready for action, the T-70 X-wing starfighter features a pair of illuminating thrusters, while quad laser cannons integrated into each wingtip make the craft ready for battle. Sitting atop the crossover is a full-size BB-8 astromech droid with functioning lights, motion and sound. A rugged tire and wheel package draws parallels to the rugged valor of the Resistance.
The design of this Rogue makes it seem like it's seen heavy use in battle, much like Poe's starfighter.
Nissan also has more vehicles as part of the collection, including the Altima and Maxima sedans and the TITAN truck. Check out the press release below for more information and be sure to view the gallery for more photos:
2018 Nissan Star Wars Vehicles Gallery
Today, Nissan unveiled seven Star Wars-themed concept vehicles at the Los Angeles Auto Show in celebration of the brand's ongoing collaboration with Lucasfilm for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi.' The show vehicles are a dynamic display to highlight Nissan's dramatic designs and the famous characters and crafts from the upcoming film, debuting in theaters Dec. 15.
"We're back this year collaborating with Lucasfilm and the artists at Industrial Light & Magic to create these amazing concept vehicles across our best-selling models," said Jeremy Tucker, vice president, Marketing Communications & Media, Nissan North America, Inc. "These seven show vehicles were created for our fans, and will be unveiled at the LA auto show and shared across the country in regional auto shows over the next several months."
Beginning with the expressive lines of Nissan's most popular models – Rogue, Rogue Sport, Altima, Maxima, and TITAN – 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' themes for each vehicle were developed from artists inside the hallowed offices of Lucasfilm, whose team penned the designs, guiding colors, textures and graphics pairing the vehicles with a craft or character from the film 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi.' Each concept – not available for purchase - receives a unique approach, including extras such as hydro-dipped graphics, surround sound and aged exterior design to show simulated use in battle. With designs complete, the legendary Hollywood vehicle fabricators at Vehicle Effects in Burbank, California brought the sketches to life.0comments