During the hell that was automakers' holiday parties (we can't quite shake the recurring nightmare of being eaten like a loin-burger by a 50-foot-tall Bob Lutz) — one brief respite was Nissan's embargoed event/holiday "blowout" to show off its new ute, the Rogue (nee Qashqai in Europe). Unlike the more pedestrian Big Three parties, Nissan threw down with a laser light show featuring pixelated pics of the Rogue with The Beatles' greatest hits playing in the background. While Nissan's newest is no sous-marin jaune, the Japanese side of Ghosn's cross-continental alliance sure had a unique way to show it off. Which is good, because what can you say about a Murano mini-me with two trim levels and a 2.5-liter four-banger with CVT. Frankly, given the catchy name and the pre-release marketing we were hoping for something more like a Rogue-R Spec-V. Gallery below and the full press release after the jump.
Jalopnik · Ray Wert