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Nissan Unleashes Trio Of Winter Warrior Concepts For Chicago Auto Show

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There’s winter, and then there’s Warrior Winter. Snowfall, ice, drifts, conditions that challenge even the most capable of all-wheel drive vehicles. But not these aggressive Nissan models.

In celebration of this year’s Chicago Auto Show, Nissan is unveiling three of its popular crossovers with a little competitive edge, creating one-off “Winter Warrior” versions of its popular Pathfinder, Murano and Rogue equipped with sets of heavy-duty snow tracks. The three custom Nissan crossovers are ready to tackle even the record-breaking snowfalls experienced by many parts of the country already this year.

“Rogue, Murano and Pathfinder are proven all-wheel-drive crossovers that are very popular with customers, judging from exceptional sales results in 2015 and now in January 2016,” said Christian Meunier, senior vice president, Nissan Sales & Marketing and Operations, Nissan North America, Inc. “With the Winter Warriors, we wanted to take that idea to the extreme, enhancing the vehicles’ advanced systems with special snow tracks, Genuine Nissan Accessories, and a custom exterior appearance.”

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The Nissan Winter Warrior concepts feature custom heavy-duty track systems with custom matte-black finish frames. The DOMINATOR Tracks from American Track Truck, Inc. are 48 inches long, 30 inches high and 15 inches wide and replace the vehicles’ wheels and tires. The suspensions and wheel wells were modified to fit the snow tracks, but otherwise all drivetrain components, including the engines and Xtronic transmissions, are factory fresh.

Nissan Design America created identical, custom matte red-chrome body wraps featuring a unique “track” design and Nissan “Winter Warrior” signage. A range of Genuine Nissan Accessories are also fitted to the three Winter Warriors, including cargo area protectors, all-season floor mats, roof rail crossbars and rear bumper protectors. They also each feature 9×9-foot hatch tents for true hardcore winter camping enthusiasts.

“With their solid Nissan underpinnings and exceptional ground clearance, these Winter Warriors are serious, extreme weather machines, not toys,” said Meunier. “But, they sure are fun – just like our entire lineup of family adventure-ready Pathfinders, Muranos and Rogues that you can drive straight off the showroom floor.”

Looks like fun, don’t you think?

Sujeet Patel is the founder of Guys Gab, and one of the biggest automotive enthusiast you'll ever meet. He's been fortunate enough to turn his passion for cars into a full-time job. Like they say, "If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life."