Remember the Juke Nismo RSnow concept that we reported last year? Well, just to give you a quick reminder, Nissan replaced the wheels of Juke with snow-blazing tracks to produce one hell of a machine! And now Nissan has repeated the awesomeness on the Rogue SUV from Canada and showcased a specially modified Rogue Warrior (as they call it) at the 2016 Montreal International Auto Show.
Modified entirely by Quebec based Motorsports In Action, the Rogue Warrior pays tribute to the Nissan's number 1 selling car in Canada. The Rogue Warrior comes equipped with Dominator track system sourced from American Track Truck. Also, adjustments are made to suspensions, custom snow guards are added and minor body tunings are done. Rest of the Rogue remains the same including the advanced Xtronic® transmission system as well as the AWD drivetrain.
"In the past year, I've quickly progressed my competitive driving skills. I've gone from karting, to racing in a subcompact Micra, and now I have driven a really wild off-roader, the Rogue Warrior," says Olivier Bédard. "As a karting and now spec series champion, I'm building a career based on my love of fast cars and motorsport competition. I can honestly say I never expected to have so much fun behind the wheel of a crossover! The Rogue Warrior is an awesome beast of a machine - driving it makes you feel like you can conquer any challenge that comes in your path."
"I am eager for show goers to see the Rogue Warrior – an extension of our successful 'Conquer All Conditions' marketing crusade, and in the form of a visually spectacular vehicle which also serves as a mascot to the AWD-Nissan vehicles," concludes Paiva. The Warrior can travel at 100 kmph and scale a grade of 45 degree in tough snow conditions.
The video features Olivier Bédard, 2015 Micra Cup champion who ensured this one-of-a-kind vehicle deliver its best. The video shows Olivier lending a helpful tow to some folks on a ski slope, showing capabilities of the Rogue Warrior. Nissan hasn't confirmed if this concept will be offered as an option in the U.S and this might be the only chance for people to see this custom machine.
"Nissan has a well-rounded suite of all-wheel drive crossover vehicles to master the toughest winter roads. In fact, Nissan's all-wheel drive (AWD) system adapts to road conditions 30 times faster than the blink of an eye," says Joni Paiva, president of Nissan Canada Inc. "The Rogue Warrior symbolizes the essence of our popular crossover and sport utility vehicle family, while also reminding show goers what Nissan is all about – being bold, pushing the limits, and exciting capability that's anchored in quality."
We in India know for sure that this vehicle is not meant for us and all we can do is see the video and watch the breathtaking car do its best on a refreshing landscape!