Only 400 lim­ited edi­tions avail­able in Canada

The Hamilton Spectator - - WHEELS -

Stor­age is en­hanced with Nis­san’s DivideN-Hide® Cargo Sys­tem that has 18 ad­justable vari­a­tions be­tween the cargo and oc­cu­pant ar­eas. This gives a to­tal cargo space of 1,982 litres with the rear seats down.

The driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence is much the same as the reg­u­lar Rogue. Ac­cel­er­a­tion is nifty for a ve­hi­cle of this size tak­ing 10.4 sec­onds to reach 100 km/h.

I’m not usu­ally a fan of CVT trans­mis­sions but Nis­san have done a great job with the Xtronic con­tin­u­ously vari­able trans­mis­sion, they have in­cor­po­rated pre­de­ter­mined shift points that give the feel­ing of gear changes when ac­cel­er­at­ing, rather than the usual con­tin­u­ous whine.

This lim­ited edi­tion comes with the smart all-wheel-drive sys­tem – when pulling away it splits the power evenly be­tween front and back to sup­press wheel spin, but when up to speed it pushes the power to the front wheels to con­serve fuel.

The hard­est thing to swal­low with the Star Wars Edi­tion is the ad­di­tional cost. The Lim­ited Edi­tion pack­age adds an ad­di­tional $2,850 to the SV AWD and moon­roof, bring­ing the grand to­tal to $33,998.

It may sound like a lot for some mi­nor up­grades, but Nis­san have added a full-size Death Trooper hel­met to the mix, this col­lectable is only be­ing made avail­able to own­ers of the Star Wars Lim­ited Edi­tion Rogue.

I think Nis­san are pro­ject­ing that, with only 400 lim­ited edi­tions be­ing made avail­able in Canada, it will make the hel­met more valu­able in the Star Wars col­lec­tor mar­ket than the ini­tial cost of the up­grade. We will have to wait and see. No mat­ter how you dress up the Rogue you are still get­ting Nis­san’s top-sell­ing ve­hi­cle. This lim­ited edi­tion is adding an ex­tra di­men­sion for die-hard Star Wars fans.

They can prob­a­bly see the fu­ture ben­e­fits of buy­ing a ve­hi­cle with such a lim­ited run that

also in­cludes a sought af­ter piece of Star Wars mem­o­ra­bilia.

The dash is sim­ple and un­clut­tered with all in­stru­men­ta­tion be­ing eas­ily read and con­trolled. It comes with the new stan­dard D-shaped steer­ing wheel that adds a sense of sporti­ness.

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