Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior SUV - Part car, part tank

If you need a car that can carve through both snow and sand, this is your vehicle.

For the average motorist, this is pretty much as close to driving a tank as you can get. Nissan has donned their camouflage gear and channelled their inner warrior with their latest concept vehicle – the Nissan Rouge Trail Warrior. The car was revealed at the New York International Auto Show this week.

Essentially, it uses the shell of a Nissan X-Trail fitted with heavy-duty tracks in favour of wheels, and a host of military-style features.

The tracks, similar to those used on tanks and armoured all-terrain military vehicles, are a more permanent version of the common DOMINATOR tracks, which can be fitted to most 4×4 vehicles for use in snow, mud and low-gripping surfaces. Fitted tracks instead of wheels mean the Nissan can tackle a range of surfaces.

In keeping with its “warrior” branding, the SUV has been given a camouflage exterior wrap,  yellow “military-style” headlamps, a gear basket and a winch to rescue vehicles in distress and, of course, save the day.

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The suspension and wheel arches have been modified to accommodate the tracks, but according to Nissan, the engine, transmission and all-wheel-drive system are all standard to the X-Trail.

Marketed towards snow or sand-based activities, the tracks make this Nissan’s most adaptable car – and likely the best vehicle to have at your disposal if a zombie apocalypse was to hit.

 “This new Rogue Trail Warrior adds a new dimension to family adventures with its snow/sand tracks, gear basket, winch and camo paint,” Nissan’s Michael Bunce said.

“If you want to stand out from the crowd during a day on the slopes or the beach, this is the vehicle to take.”

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