By Steve & Tamami Laser
Checking the calendar, we see that April 1st has long since passed. So Nissan must be serious about this remarkable new spin on its best seller, the Rogue crossover.
Dubbed the Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior Project, the concept is set to make its debut at the 2017 New York Auto Show that runs from April 14-23.
Dominating the appearance of the Rogue Trail Warrior is an eye-catching, head-turning exterior treatment that combines a custom camouflage body wrap, khaki-painted tracks system and yellow glass.
The ultra-cool, off-road DOMINATOR® Tracks, from American Track Truck, Inc., measure 48 inches long, 30 inches high and 15 inches wide, replacing the Rogue’s regular production wheels and tires.
The Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior is one of several unique takes on Nissan’s best-selling crossover built for the New York Auto Show. (Video: Nissan)
The suspension and wheel wells were modified to fit the track system, yet Nissan says that drivetrain components, including the 2.5-liter DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine and Xtronic transmission, are standard issue. The engine is rated at 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque, said to be more than enough for climbing snow banks or sand dunes.
Filling out the Rogue Trail Warrior adventure equipment list are tinted headlights, custom fender flares, ARB Gear Basket, LED lights and a Warn 4K winch.
“This new Rogue Trail Warrior adds a new dimension to family adventures with its snow/sand tracks, gear basket, winch and camo paint,” says Michael Bunce, vice president, Product Planning, Nissan North America, Inc. “If you want to stand out from the crowd during a day on the slopes or the beach, this is the vehicle to take.”
The Nissan Rogue, following three years of sales growth since the introduction of the second generation, takes another step forward for 2017 (riding on regular tires and wheels) with a new look, enhanced utility and an expanded suite of Nissan Safety Shield technologies.
A new gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain is offered for the first time. Plus, a new Rogue Sport model, which is slightly smaller, is set to go on sale at Nissan dealers this spring.
News source, photos and video courtesy Nissan North America, Inc.
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