Nissan Brings Trio of Winter Warrior Concepts to Chicago
Pathfinder, Murano, and Rogue Strut Tank Tracks, Nissan Accessories
Hot on the heels of the Nissan Rogue Warrior concept from the Montreal International Auto show, the company applied a similar treatment to its family of crossovers headed to the shores of Lake Michigan. Revealed today in advance of their appearance at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, the Rogue, Murano, and Pathfinder Winter Warriors sport the same custom tracks as the Montreal Rogue, plus a huge list of Nissan accessories.
The 15-inch wide Dominator tracks, custom-made by American Track Truck, Inc., replace all four of each vehicle’s wheels and tires. At 30 inches tall, the tracks also provide some significant lift for the Murano, Rogue, and Pathfinder. As on the Montreal concept, each vehicle gets some suspension and body modifications to make space for the tracks, but the Pathfinder and Murano’s 3.5L V-6s are factory stock, as is the Rogue’s 2.5L I-4.
Each vehicle’s matte red-chrome custom wrap was created by Nissan Design America, featuring a tank-tread motif and “Winter Warrior” livery. Dealer-installed accessories adorn each crossover, including all-season floor mats, roof rails and cargo racks, a rear bumper protector, and a hatch tent. That last feature is reserved for only the most hardcore winter-lovers, presumably.
We can’t imagine a more fun way to get to the top of the sledding hill than these awesome snow bunnies (except maybe Ken Block’s RaptorTRAX). Even so, don’t plan on seeing the Dominators as a dealer accessory any time soon. Besides, they’d be cooler on a Frontier Pro-4X or late, lamented Xterra anyway.