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Nissan adds the Rogue Warrior to its all-terrain army

Nissan adds the Rogue Warrior ...
The Rogue Warrior gets to work
The Rogue Warrior gets to work
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We're not sure if it's quicker, but it sure looks like a more fun way up the slopes
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We're not sure if it's quicker, but it sure looks like a more fun way up the slopes
Nissan and its partner Motorsports in Action developed a fully-tracked Rogue
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Nissan and its partner Motorsports in Action developed a fully-tracked Rogue
The Rogue uses American Track Truck Dominator tracks
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The Rogue uses American Track Truck Dominator tracks
The modified Rogue has 23 inches of ground clearance
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The modified Rogue has 23 inches of ground clearance
Nissan says the Rogue Warrior can perform in a variety of terrain, but it's clearly most at home in snow
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Nissan says the Rogue Warrior can perform in a variety of terrain, but it's clearly most at home in snow
Nissan is showing the Rogue Warrior at the Montreal auto show
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Nissan is showing the Rogue Warrior at the Montreal auto show
The Rogue Warrior is a marketing tool highlighting Nissan's crossover line
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The Rogue Warrior is a marketing tool highlighting Nissan's crossover line
The Rogue Warrior has fun in the snow
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The Rogue Warrior has fun in the snow
A new kind of snow day
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A new kind of snow day
Skip the chairlift queue and enjoy a new way to the top
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Skip the chairlift queue and enjoy a new way to the top
The Rogue Warrior plays ski lift for the day
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The Rogue Warrior plays ski lift for the day
Nissan says the Rogue's Xtronic transmission is a great fit for the tracked design
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Nissan says the Rogue's Xtronic transmission is a great fit for the tracked design
The all-new Rogue Warrior
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The all-new Rogue Warrior
The all-new Rogue Warrior prototype
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The all-new Rogue Warrior prototype
In addition to the tracks, the Rogue Warrior has an adjusted suspension, snow guards and slight body modifications
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In addition to the tracks, the Rogue Warrior has an adjusted suspension, snow guards and slight body modifications
Unless a new Ice Age suddenly begins, Nissan won't be rolling the Rogue Warrior out to dealerships anytime soon
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Unless a new Ice Age suddenly begins, Nissan won't be rolling the Rogue Warrior out to dealerships anytime soon
Nissan says the Rogue Warrior can scale 45-degree grades
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Nissan says the Rogue Warrior can scale 45-degree grades
Nissan reveals the Rogue Warrior
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Nissan reveals the Rogue Warrior
In the snow
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In the snow
The Rogue and Rogue Warrior
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The Rogue and Rogue Warrior
Nissan Rogue Warrior
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Nissan Rogue Warrior
Modified suspension
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Modified suspension
The Dominator tracks are 48-in long
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The Dominator tracks are 48-in long
The Rogue Warrior gets to work
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The Rogue Warrior gets to work
A more winter-ready Rogue
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A more winter-ready Rogue
The Montreal debut of the Rogue Warrior comes days after the Detroit debut of the Titan Warrior Concept
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The Montreal debut of the Rogue Warrior comes days after the Detroit debut of the Titan Warrior Concept
Nissan Rogue Warrior
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Nissan Rogue Warrior
The Rogue Warrior gets to work
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The Rogue Warrior gets to work
The Rogue Warrior gets to work
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The Rogue Warrior gets to work
The Rogue Warrior gets to work
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The Rogue Warrior gets to work
The Rogue Warrior comes about a year after a similarly modified Nissan Juke
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The Rogue Warrior comes about a year after a similarly modified Nissan Juke
Nissan Rogue Warrior
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Nissan Rogue Warrior
Nissan Rogue Warrior
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Nissan Rogue Warrior
Nissan Rogue Warrior
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Nissan Rogue Warrior
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Just days after revealing the Titan Warrior, Nissan is putting another Warrior on the front lines. Unveiled at the Montreal International Auto Show, the Rogue Warrior braves the Canadian winter with a secret weapon: a full snow track system that turns it into a crossover snow machine. With warriors like these, Nissan's army will be able to wage war on all types of ground.

The Rogue Warrior is a more official show car version of a concept that Nissan worked on last year. In February 2015, it released video of the tracked "Juke Nismo RSnow" tearing through the snow in Sweden. As far as we know, it didn't show the RSnow at an auto show, though.

The all-new Rogue Warrior is a different story, making its debut at the Montreal show, which seems the perfect venue for a crossover made for snow. Like the Juke RSnow, the Rogue Warrior stands on a set of Dominator tracks sourced from American Track Truck. Each track measures 30 x 48 x 15 in (H x L x W, 76 x 122 x 38 cm) and helps give the crossover 23 inches (58 cm) of ground clearance.

Nissan Rogue Warrior
Nissan Rogue Warrior

Quebec's Motorsports in Action (MIA) performed the conversion, which also includes suspension modifications, small body adjustments around accommodating the tracks, and the addition of custom snow guards. Beyond that, it's a stock AWD Rogue on snow treads. Nissan says that the Xtronic transmission is really in its element within the conversion, using its wide gear ratio range and rapid shifts at high throttle openings for sharp on-snow performance.

Nissan estimates a top speed of 62 mph (100 km/h) and says that the Rogue Warrior can scale a 45-degree grade. It's clearly not as freeing as a traditional sit-atop snowmobile, but there's certainly something to be said for frolicking through the snow from the comfort of a heated cabin.

Nissan Rogue Warrior
Nissan Rogue Warrior

The Rogue Warrior is a one-off prototype designed to highlight the Rogue, Nissan's best-selling vehicle in Canada, and advertise Nissan's greater "Conquer all Conditions" crossover family, which also includes the Pathfinder, Murano and Juke. So it looks like few if any of us will get to step behind the wheel, besides Nissan's hand-selected Rogue Warrior driver and 2015 Micra Cup champion Olivier Bédard.

That doesn't mean you can't enjoy some Rogue Warrior action, though. Bédard turns the crossover into a makeshift ski lift in the video below.

Source: Nissan

Nissan Rogue Warrior

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3 comments
Michael Wilson
this looks very cool and all, but it really just looks as if someone slapped a mattracks kit on a rogue.
crewedave
Been there - done that. Landrover Cuthbertson Conversion....
Grunt
As pointed out by Michael Wilson and crewedave, nothing new here. It's all been done before. Nissan just jumped on a bandwagon.... late as usual.