Currently reading: Radical Nissan saloon not for UK
European buyers are unlikely to ever see a model inspired by Nissan's impressive Ellure concept
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29 November 2010

It’s unlikely European buyers will ever see a model produced under the influence of Nissan’s impressive take on the three-box saloon, the Ellure concept.

Nissan is traditionally strong in the US, Japanese and growing Chinese markets with its saloons such as the Sentra and Altima. However, this segment is coming under pressure as buyers move towards coupés and crossovers.

See the official pics of the Nissan Ellure concept

Shiro Nakamura, Nissan’s design chief, says the Ellure’s ‘shock wave’ exterior theme will not translate directly into a new model but shows a new design language for the near future.

European Nissan buyers might, though, see the new hybrid drivetrain that made its debut under the Ellure, which was revealed at the recent LA motor show. It uses a supercharged 2.5-litre engine and a CVT gearbox.

Read the full story on the Nissan Ellure concept

This is hooked up to a 25kW electric motor via a dual-clutch set-up, which improves efficiency by disconnecting the engine from the drivetrain when the car is running on the lithium ion battery pack.

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Phil Desanex 16 April 2019

Nissan Altima

Just rented an Altima in the US. Fabulous car, great sat nav, radar assisted cruise, lane departure warning, some autonomous steering, Bose sound, leather. Very impressed. My current car is an Audi A7 Black Edition but I think I would move over to the Altima if it was offered as a hybrid.
Uncle Mellow 30 November 2010

Re: Radical Nissan saloon not for UK

FastRenaultFan wrote:
it could even have been sold as an entry level Infiniti

Good point.

FastRenaultFan 30 November 2010

Re: Radical Nissan saloon not for UK

It is a pity indeed as this looks very nice it could even have been sold as an entry level Infiniti 35 40 grand maybe sports saloon such a pity or would have been great as the new Primera such a pity a well .

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