Nissan Rogue Warrior is the Badass Winter Fighter Canada Needs

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The Nissan Rogue Warrior has been built to conquer the frigid Canadian winter.

Making a surprise debut at the 2016 Montreal International Auto Show, the Nissan Rogue Warrior was built to take on the harshest winter conditions. Transformed into an extreme prototype, the Rogue Warrior sits on heavy-duty snow tracks measuring 30 inches in height and 48 inches in length, with the individual track width coming in at 15 inches.

Modified entirely by Quebec-based Motorsports in Action (MIA), the company used the Dominator track system from American Track Truck. Along with the tracks, adjustments were made to the suspension while an application of custom snow guards and minor body tunings were made to accomodate the tracks. Other than that, the Rogue remains stock, using the factory production Xtronic transmission and AWD drivetrain.

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With the ability to perform in a variety of environments, the Rogue Warrior was specifically designed to handle snowy conditions. It is fully capable of driving up to 62 mph, scaling a 45-degree grade in groomed snow while having a 23-inch ground clearance.

To put the Nissan Rogue Warrior to the test, the Japanese automaker turned to 2015 Micra Cup champion Olivier Bédard, and you can watch it in action in the video below.

“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.”

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at AutoGuide.com saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Maddox Maddox on Jan 15, 2016

    Interesting application and car but this isn't anything ground breaking. These tracked kits can be purchased for almost any truck or suv. They are even available for ATV's. If anything, this looks like a badly veiled and shameless ad for the Rogue.

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