By on April 12, 2017

Nissan Rogue Dogue dog in hatch

Someone needs to tell the product planners at Nissan to stop browsing Reddit. Someone also needs to tell them that most canines have remarkably poor credit ratings, because the newest Nissan Rogue Dogue concept — revealed Tuesday ahead of the 2017 New York International Auto Show — is very clearly for the dogs.

I envy the copywriter who wrote the press release, as they likely waited a lifetime to use the words “side wall mounted poop bag dispenser” in a professional capacity. Sigh.

Nissan Rogue Dogue exterior

The car coordinator for the Fast & Furious film franchise, Dennis McCarthy, is the builder of this unusually upfitted utility vehicle. While there are integrated dog harness clips in the cargo compartment, we don’t recommend street racing your Rogue Dogue with your pooch on board.

Nissan Rogue Dogue dog dish

The fold-down dog food and water dispenser are rather novel, as they are of a non-spill design. I need these for my cats.

Nissan Rogue Dogue dog ramp in action

For smaller dogs, or for those less spry than the ones that try to maul my children, an integrated, fold-out ramp slides from beneath the removable dog bed.

Nissan Rogue Dogue dog access path

What would typically be a ski pass-through now allows passage between the cargo space and the second row.

Nissan Rogue Dogue rear seat cover

That second row is fitted with a removable dog hammock that secures to the headrests. There’s a serious lack of automotive hammocks for humans. Someone needs to get on this.

Nissan Rogue Dogue dog ramp access

The diamond-quilted padded material that lines the cargo doggo area is meant to clean easily after a drive– and incidentally, recalls the diamond pattern that lined the transmission tunnel on the iconic Datsun 240Z.

Nissan Rogue Dogue poop bag

Check out that poop bag dispenser!

Nissan Rogue Dogue dog wash

An integrated dog washing wand is powered by a pressurized 10-gallon water tank. Drying is handled by a hose, fitted to a heated blower.

Nissan Rogue Dogue dog vac in action

If your pup needs containment, a removable pet partition will divide the doggo area from the second row. Naturally, it’s laser cut with the #roguedogue hashtag.

Nissan Rogue Dogue detail

Since you’ll want to share your fur baby’s experience with everyone, the Rogue Dogue has passive cameras in the side view mirrors that record your dog’s drive to the infotainment system’s hard drive. That way everyone can delight in your pup’s tongue hanging out of the window.

And, so you’re never confused about which Nissan to drive, the key comes with a dog-print keychain.

Nissan Rogue Dogue keychain

[Images: Nissan]

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17 Comments on “NYIAS 2017: Nissan Rogue Fast & Furious Tie-In is a Dog’s Breakfast...”


  • avatar
    ajla

    I actually think this is a decent idea.

    If I can slightly channel my inner Baruth for a moment, for one reason or another many (most?) Millennials don’t have children. Even the married ones.

    Instead they get dogs and the dogs replace the children. I mean they aren’t the “pet” or even “like a part of the family” they are straight-up treated like kids.

    In the same way parents these days will largely make a vehicle choice to accommodate their children I know of some obsessive dog owners that put canine comfort as #1 on their shopping list.

  • avatar
    sirwired

    Huh; I think this actually looks like a good idea, perhaps as a factory-order (if Nissan does those) or a dealer-added option. The dog-washing stuff (especially the dryer… oversized electrical load) might be a too-expensive part of the package, but the rest seems pretty clever. I especially like the quilted liner and integrated ramp.

    • 0 avatar
      threeer

      There are times I wish that I had a portable dog wash and dry station with me (my adopted kiddo shows our pup, and there aren’t always wash stations available). First world problems, I know…but still, dogs love trucks! I’d happily took around in this versus my ’14 Escape, not that I would be in any position to afford it.

      This could work, as it has already been alluded to that people spend serious money on their pets.

  • avatar
    Corey Lewis

    That Nissan key has one more button (but same design) as my older Infiniti key. What’s the top button, recall?

  • avatar
    zamoti

    #1 Dogs breakfast, still funny
    #2 They should never stop browsing reddit
    #3 What every Doguecar needs is something to evict doguefarts. It needs powered wing windows or a back glass that can be opened from the front. Woooweee there are few things quite as potent as canine flatulence.
    #4 That picture of the dog getting dried is really cute. She needs to be petted and I should be permitted to pet her.
    #5 I forgot, I was thinking about petting the dog.

  • avatar

    Love dogs.

    Hate, hate, hate the Rogue.

    Mostly because it is always the car being driven stupidly…not too fast, occasionally too slow, but random lane changes, mistiming of intersections and lights, and cell phone usage. Tends to be fast enough to be a tough pass but slow enough that you want to.

    Sort of like BMW drivers, but inverse/not aggressive, but passive/stupid.

  • avatar
    Lou_BC

    Nice blonde.

  • avatar
    Joss

    Howz about a dog safety release for those owners who leave the pooch in the car during the hot weather?

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