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2018 Nissan Rogue Millennium Falcon edition

2018 Nissan Rogue Millennium Falcon edition

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Some car and movie tie-ins are better than others. Some are laughable while others make you sit back and scratch your chin thoughtfully. Others still are a bit of fun and illicit a smile at their audacity. The 2018 Nissan Rogue Millennium Falcon edition is the latter. It is one more tie-in from Nissan that provides serious grin factor.

With one of the year’s big movies on the way in Solo, some kind of custom vehicle that lets an automaker cash in on the movie was inevitable. This time however, it is a mashup worthy of the name. Underneath the Millennium Falcon is a 2018 Nissan Rogue and together, they really do look like they could to the Kessel Run in under 12 parsecs!

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The exterior covering is actually very effective. Sure the cockpit screen over the windshield isn’t the most practical but the rest looks and feels like the Falcon. The rooftop mounted cannon may draw a few eyes when on the road but otherwise, it isn’t all that outrageous. The blue glowing lights at the rear that simulate the Falcon’s engines are a neat move too.

The interior has also been redesigned to be more like the cockpit of the Falcon. The shifter knob is the silver hyperspace lever, extra panels and buttons have been added and the ‘real’ dashboard has been darkened to allow the other elements to shine. If you’re a Star Wars fan, this has to be one of the better special editions we have seen.

2018 Nissan Rogue
Underpinning the Millennium Falcon is a 2018 Nissan Rogue. This is Nissan’s best-selling crossover and it looks the part. Practical, reliable and comfortable, all wrapped up in a thoroughly modern package.

The styling is very now. A slippery looking front end flowing into a flat roof with rooftip spoiler and down to the rear. In profile, each panel has detailing, with pronounced arches and indented designs by the lower sill. Even though there is a lot to see, it isn’t busy.

Inside, seats are comfortable, visibility is good, materials are all of a great quality and finishing is excellent throughout. The Rogue now comes with ProPilot Assist, 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, more USB chargers and other neat features.

The 2.5-litre four cylinder engine produces 170 hp and uses Nissan’s signature CVT transmission. There is also a hybrid version that uses a 2.0-litre engine and an electric motor. Both are FWD or AWD depending on what you choose.

Even without the Millennium Falcon accoutrements, the 2018 Nissan Rogue is a great option for all situations. 

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