update 12.12.2017: to extend the partnership between nissan and star wars even further beyond a galaxy far, far way, the automotive brand has announced that dealerships across the US will use futuristic technology to bring the sci-fi characters into their stores. called the ‘see the unseen’ augmented reality experience, customers will be able to interact with characters from the soon-to-be-released film, ‘the last jedi’, by wearing augmented reality devices.

 

 

 

ahead of the imminent and greatly anticipated release of the hollywood blockbuster star wars: the last jedi, nissan has collaborated with the franchise to fittingly unveil six themed vehicles at the 2017 LA auto show. showcasing the expressive designs of some of the brand’s most popular models, each one has been developed by an artist from lucasfilm to feature a dramatic display, including many of the fan’s most favorite characters and crafts. these include hydro-dipped graphics, surround sound equipment and aged exterior coloring and textures in order to simulate the appearance of use in space battles.


all images courtesy of nissan

 

we’re back this year collaborating with lucasfilm and the artists at industrial light & magic to create these amazing concept vehicles across some of our best-selling models,‘ said jeremy tucker, vice president, marketing communications & media, nissan north america, inc. ‘these show vehicles were created for our fans, and will be unveiled at the los angeles auto show and shared across the country in regional auto shows over the next several months.

 


2018 nissan maxima – kylo ren’s TIE silencer

 

 

the 2018 nissan ‘maxima’ has been infiltrated by the dark side, transforming into ‘kylo ren’s TIE silencer’. sharing similar super speed and astute handling characteristics, the themed vehicle is said to be customized to the evil jedi’s deadly specifications, featuring laser cannons and missile launchers aside its distinctive wings. the car’s grille is ever more distinguishable in this fan fantasy as crimson lighting illuminates the shape just like kylo ren’s lightsaber.


2018 nissan altima – special forces TIE fighter

 

 

shown at the 2017 LA auto show, the 2018 nissan ‘altima’ adorns the first order’s uniform as it becomes a ‘special forces TIE fighter’. the brand’s best selling sedan enhances custom body features, such as the cockpit window, to fit the evil empire’s fleet. furthermore, it includes custom wheels and full body wrap to seemingly place the car in a galaxy far, far away.

 

 


2018 nissan maxima – kylo ren

 

 

again, themed as the young evil jedi, a 2018 nissan ‘maxima’ has seen its aggressive exterior styling bolstered into a truly sinister sedan. kylo ren’s black and silver facemask has been integrated as milled aluminum into the car’s body. other details, such as the front lower spoiler and hood, are complemented with dramatic glimmers of his red lightsaber.


2018 nissan rogue – poe dameron’s X-wing with BB-8

 

 

turning to the light, a 2018 nissan ‘rogue’ leads the new republic starfleet as poe dameron’s X-wing, equipped with the famed BB-8 robot. with massive fixed wings, the starfighter vehicle boasts a pair of illuminating thrusters, as well as quad laser cannons. atop the car sits the droid, which only functions with lights, motion and sound, instead of its guidance, communication systems and engineering abilities, as seen in the films.

 

 


2018 nissan maxima – captain phasma

 

 

this time covered in high gloss silver, a 2018 nissan ‘maxima’ has been transformed into captain phasma’s personal spacecraft. the vehicle has been further enforced with an aluminum hood and fascia, making for an intimidating appearance. additionally, a red accent line runs down the car’s length and divides the two fixtures.


2018 nissan rogue sport – A-wing

 

 

with a 2018 nissan ‘rogue sport’, the vehicle has been likened to the quick and nimble ‘A-wing’ jet. at its rear, dual thrusters illuminate with potential power, whilst fins on top of vehicle mimics the spacecraft’s design. as well as the laser cannon on its sides, the car adorns a white and blue paint job to further accentuate its new republic-styling.

 

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