The 2018 Nissan Rogue is riding solo, Hans Solo. In honor of the premiere of “Solo: A Star Wars Story” Nissan has unveiled a custom show vehicle that takes inspiration from the movie, continuing the partnership the automakers started with Disney two years ago.
Nissan teamed up with LucasFilm for the Millennium Falcon inspired design and relied on California-based Vehicle Effects to execute the vision. Unlike other Star Wars series show vehicles that Nissan has displayed during the partnership, the Millennium Falcon themed Rogue is outfitted inside and out.
On the outside of the Rogue, Nissan describes the SUV as being equipped with, “custom handcrafted aluminum body panels feature details mimicking the Millennium Falcon, while 3D-printed inserts bring another level of immersive depth to the project. A roof-mounted radar dish and laser cannon appear as though they were lifted right from the movie set. Up front, the multi-pane windshield clearly resembles that of the on-screen hero.”
But the rear of the vehicles is a faux subspace-hyperdrive unit that spans the entire width of the Rogue. It glows blue, while three high-mounted Bose speakers and an 18-in. Bose subwoofer provide an aural experience. Inside and out, the Bose system delivers 1,500 watts.
The cabin of the Rogue is filled with buttons, lights and sound effects that Star Wars enthusiasts will notice mimic sights and sounds of the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit. Its front- and second-row chairs even look like those in the spacecraft. Additional center-mounted “hyperdrive” controls complete the look.
“Solo: A Star Wars Story” is in theaters nationwide on Friday, May 25.