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Nissan's Rogue Warrior is ready to tackle all the snow (pictures)

Nissan unveiled one seriously crazy concept at the Montreal International Auto Show -- an all-wheel-drive crossover that's replaced its wheels with full-on snow treads.

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The Nissan Rogue Warrior is, frankly, insane.

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To celebrate the Rogue's sales success in the US, and to help showcase the crossover's AWD system, Nissan assembled this snow-loving beast.

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The most obvious change is the addition of a massive set of snow treads.

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The treads measure 30 inches tall, 48 inches long and 15 inches wide. That's a lot of contact patch.

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Quebec-based company Motorsports in Action (MIA) was responsible for this build, utilizing the tread system from American Track Truck.

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Other than some slight body modifications to clear the treads, and some snow guards, the Rogue is bone stock.

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The treads give this Rogue a ride height of nearly two feet.

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The Rogue Warrior is capable of storming through the snow at speeds up to 62 mph.

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It's also capable of tackling 45-degree inclines.

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The drivetrain remains the stock four-cylinder engine mated to a continuously variable transmission.

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If you value your factory warranty, we highly suggest you not try this at home.

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The car's official driver is 2015 Micra Cup champion Olivier Bédard.

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Without those snow guards, the driver would likely be unable to see out of the car when the snow starts flying.

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It's impressive that this was pulled off with only slight modifications beyond the treads themselves.

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The Nissan Rogue (the regular one, not the Warrior) has experienced 25 consecutive months of record sales.

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In fact, the Rogue is Nissan's best-selling vehicle at the moment.

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No matter how many times you ask, Nissan will not build one of these for you.

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Here's a photo that gives you an idea of just how different these two Rogues are.

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