Let This 2017 Nissan Rogue Star Wars Edition Introduce You to the Force

What they’ll do these days for marketing

Nissan's presence at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show heavily insisted on promoting the "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" movie.

This partially explains why Nissan's stand featured Star Wars contraptions such as the Y-wing, AT-ACT and, X-wing, but the carmaker was also cautious not to neglect the car side of Los Angeles.

Trumpeted as the "the first production vehicle ever to include Star Wars-branded elements," Nissan's idea of a Star Wars cast-worthy vehicle materialized through a battle-tested 2017 Rogue.

No, it's not the one Nissan used for a Michel Bay-style commercial where the SUV walks intact out of an interstellar skirmish, but a roughed-up version of the comfort-inclined Rogue.

Specs are not an option, not even for the massive side cannons this G.I. Rogue is wearing, so we're only left with the pictures.

Besides the one-off Rogue, Nissan did rally the troops in Los Angeles, where the brand exhibited the facelifted Versa Note next to the Juke Black Pearl edition and Sentra Nismo.