Saloon concept designed to show Nissan is capable of producing a stylish contender for the segment
18 November 2010

Nissan has revealed the design language of its future saloon models with this Ellure concept at the LA motor show.

Nissan insists the concept is not a preview to any particular model, instead acting as an intent to be able to offer a stylish and relevant model in the saloon segment. The firm is pitching the car at "women in their 30s or 40s with a sense of sophistication and rebellion" and has paid particular attention to the concept's interior as a result.

See the official pics of the Nissan Ellure concept - now updated with LA show pics

A long instrument panel dominates the front of the wrap-around cabin, while there is space for three in the lounge style rear cabin. Rear passengers also benefit from improved forward visibility thanks to the low shoulder height. Materials used in the cabin include "eco suede" and water-repellent wool felt for the carpets.

It uses a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine mated to a 25kW electric motor, with a combined power output of around 270bhp. The front wheels are driven through a CVT gearbox.

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17 November 2010

[quote Autocar] "women in their 30s or 40s with a sense of sophistication and rebellion"[/quote]

Once again let's alienate about 50% of your market.

17 November 2010

I think its stunning... really nice proportions. If they could bring this to production relatively unchanged, (obviously it would need smaller wheels & a toned down interior) this could easily compete against the Mondeo, Insignia, Mazda 6 etc. I would buy one!!

currently a happy owner of a Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin :)

17 November 2010

Wow very nice indeed it looks like an Infiniti from the front maybe the new Infiniti sports saloon or it could be the new Nissan Primera as that was funky and cool the last gen Primera and this would make a good replacement for it . Do hope it gets build in some form close to this withoutmuch changes .

18 November 2010

I just wish, the designers would stop putting windscreens the size of a football field on cars. Otherwise I like the design language of this car.

18 November 2010

Oh dear, yet another concept with rear hinged rear doors and pillarless construction. Why do they bother? - it can be taken as read this configuration will never reach production.

18 November 2010

[quote streaky]it can be taken as read this configuration will never reach production[/quote]

because.......

18 November 2010

Looks pretty good to me, like the side treatment and the interior. We could do with a few more bold looking cars on the roads. I can even see the rear-hinged doors working, maybe with a b-pillar for production; if Vauxhall can do it, why not Nissan.


Enjoying a Fabia VRs - affordable performance

18 November 2010

[quote philcUK]

[quote streaky]it can be taken as read this configuration will never reach production[/quote]

because.......[/quote]

......they rarely do - without the B pillar. I can understand that; cost, weight and side impact regulations etc. etc. Designers clearly would dearly love to progress such a concept to production but for the aforementioned reasons they will remain frustrated. I've heard Mazda's next RX8 will ditch this configuration. Perhaps when all cars are built of carbon fibre.........

18 November 2010

[quote streaky]Perhaps when all cars are built of carbon fibre[/quote]

who can say - perhaps it wont be as far off as people imagine especially when the great strides in improving its production and reducing its costs are being carried out by the likes of the Lamborghini/Boeing set up for example.

I thought the RX8 had been dropped altogether after the 2011 model year?

18 November 2010

A car designed for "women in their 30s or 40s with a sense of sophistication and rebellion". Oh dear some marketing spod has been letting their ideas run away with them again. Another car shown to flag up future design language, that you are left wondering how much or more likely how little will appear in production.

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