NYIAS 2017: Nissan Rogue Fast & Furious Tie-In is a Dog's Breakfast

Chris Tonn
by Chris Tonn
nyias 2017 nissan rogue fast furious tie in is a dog s breakfast

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

The diamond-quilted padded material that lines the [s]cargo[/s] 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.

Check out that poop bag dispenser!

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.

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 hashtag.

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.

[Images: Nissan]

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  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Apr 12, 2017

    Nice blonde.

  • Sector 5 Sector 5 on Apr 12, 2017

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

    • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Apr 13, 2017

      IIRC, most states have laws that allow for the public to smash out windows to rescue pets.

  • Sgeffe Why on Earth can’t you just get the torque specs and do it yourself if you’re so-inclined?!
  • Sgeffe As was stated in another comment, the FAA nominee went down in flames. But the NTSB chairwoman certainly didn’t, and she’s certainly not qualified either!Lots of this kind of stuff going on both sides of the aisle—Ben Carson would have arguably made a better Surgeon General than HUD Secretary under Trump, for example.
  • Art Vandelay Interesting, the Polestar 2 I had as a rental utilized Android Automotive which is what GM said it is going to exclusively, yet it still offers Apple CarPlay according to this. Wonder if GM will do the same.
  • Stuart de Baker EVs just aren't ready for prime time for those with a single car and who take road trips. Being able to charge as soon as you arrive at a charging station, and even the chargers working on your car is a crapshoot. In the former case, you could have to wait for nearly an hour while someone else is charging.I also don't find EVs particularly fun to drive (I've driven a Tesla Model S and an Ionic 5.) I LOVE driving my '08 Civic (stick). I love the handling, the feel and responsiveness of the engine, the precise steering (the Michelin Pilot Ultra Sport tires help, but even with the snows on, the car is a joy). I have 152k on the clock, and hopefully another 25 years or so of driving (I was born early in the Eisenhower Administration and I have exceptionally healthy habits), and I'm going to try to keep the Civic for the duration.My Civic causes a less global warming emissions than some of these humongous battery operated trucks.
  • FreedMike They should throw in a Lordstown pickup with every purchase. Make it the “vapor twofer.”