The second largest Japanese automaker has recently introduced a winter-themed Rogue Warrior concept during the Montreal International Auto Show.
This one is designed to have no problems while taking up the hellish highways of the American North, with the bespoke prototype actually having switched its regular wheels to a Dominator snow track system from American Track Truck. The snow tracks were fitted to the Rogue by Quebec-based Motorsports in Action and are 48 inches long, 30 inches tall, and 15 inches wide. In order to cope with the modifications, the crossover also had to receive alterations of its suspension system – the package was completed by the addition of snow guards, and enlarged wheel wells. Nevertheless the powertrain remained the same and it features the standard Xtronic transmission and a regular all-wheel drive system.
The Rogue Warrior concept showed at the Montreal International Auto Show comes packing 23 inches of ground clearance and can climb a 45 degree grade in groomed snow – all the while being able to reach a top speed of up to 100 km/h (62 mph). “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,” commented 2015 Micra Cup champion Olivier Bédard, who had the chance to experience the Rogue Warrior’s driving capabilities.