If the Millennium Falcon Was a Car, Here's What It Would Look Like

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Nissan has unveiled its latest Star Wars-themed custom show vehicle, just in time for the world premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Based on the 2018 Nissan Rogue, the custom show vehicle draws its inspiration from the iconic Millennium Falcon and features unmistakable elements from the ship. It’s the Japanese automaker’s most extensive Star Wars-themed custom show vehicle yet, with a full interior makeover that channels the iconic cockpit of the Millennium Falcon.

The cabin features buttons, lights, and sound effects that all closely resemble the sights and sounds you would expect from the ship’s cockpit. There are also front- and second-row chairs, just like what you’ve seen in the movies. And it wouldn’t be complete without center-mounted “hyperdrive” controls, helping bring the entire package to life.

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But on the outside, it’s clear this is one of Nissan’s craziest projects ever. The Japanese automaker custom handcrafted aluminum body panels with details that resemble the Millennium Falcon. It also turned to 3D printing for custom inserts that bring another level of immersive depth to the Rogue. A mounted radar dish and laser cannon adorn the roof, while the entire front windshield has been transformed to resemble the Millennium Falcon’s iconic design. Things get even crazier in the rear, with a “subspace-hyperdrive unit” spanning the entire width of the Rogue, which appropriately glows blue. There is also a trio of high-mounted Bose speakers and an 18-inch Bose subwoofer, helping deliver an impressive 1,500 watts of power inside and out.

“As the third installment of our own trilogy of collaborations with Lucasfilm, we raised the bar delivering our best custom show vehicle yet,” said Jeremy Tucker, Nissan’s vice president of marketing communications and media. “We started with the best-selling Nissan Rogue and worked with the talented concept designers at Lucasfilm and ILM. Then we turned to the experts at Vehicle Effects bring it to life. The result is hands-down the most complete and thrilling vehicle we’ve ever done.”

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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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  • K03sport K03sport on May 11, 2018

    No, No, NO!...Nissan F'd it up again. The Mil Falcon was a cargo ship and was used to transport and smuggle "stuff", plus it had a few add-ons as well. If Nissan folks would pay attention and had a better eye for things, they would have tarted up one of their NV2500/3500 Cargo/Passenger Vans (amazingly, they are available in white too). The Rogue pictured above looks more at home as a Clone (War) vehicle from the Clone Wars/Republic days of the Star Wars universe. I do have to admit the dome power hood looks good, but the be-dazzled switches/lights on the passenger side dash have to go. My faith in Nissan is at an all time low, right there with Mitsubishi, but it wasn't the tarted up promo Rogue that caused my feelings; it is everything else they are doing, or rather not doing that has put them at the bottom of any car list I have.

  • Fresh-Outta-Nissans Fresh-Outta-Nissans on May 15, 2018

    The millennium falcon would be a Mitsubishi.