► Six themed promo vehicles
► Promoting new Star Wars film
► Revealed at 2017 LA show
Either the result of a boxset-devouring movie night at Nissan’s design studio, or possibly the company’s promotional tie-up with the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi film – or both – these six slightly bonkers show cars have been revealed at the 2017 LA motor show.
Each of the six US-spec Nissans carries a theme inspired by a certain sci-fi film franchise.
Each car’s appearance was drawn up by artists at Star Wars creators Lucasfilm, and the vehicles were built at Hollywood specialists Vehicle Effects in California.
Click through the gallery above for a run-down of six Nissan family cars as you’ve never seen them before…
Nissan Altima – Special Forces TIE Fighter
Full body wrap, hydro-dipped wheels and a cockpit window cover to give the windscreen the multi-paned look of a Star Wars TIE Fighter. Speakers at each corner make it sound like a TIE Fighter, too
Nissan Maxima – Kylo Ren
Styled after the brooding baddie in the latest Star Wars franchise, a block of milled aluminium attached to the front of the Maxima’s nose resembles Ren’s black and silver facemask. Red headlights and pulsing underbody lights are designed to resemble a lightsaber
Another Nissan Maxima – TIE Silencer
Most Maxima sedans don’t feature laser cannons, or missile launchers, even top trim versions. Unlike this one
Yet another Nissan Maxima – Captain Phasma
Glossy silver armour and a facemask designed to replicate one of the film’s characters – on a four-door saloon
Nissan Rogue (or Qashqai, if you’re in Europe) – Poe Dameron’s X-Wing
Full fixed wings sprouting from the rear doors, quad laser cannons and the BB-8 droid protruding from the roof
Nissan Rogue Sport – A-wing
Dual-thrusters at the rear, top-mounted fins and a wrap complete with battle damage