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

Re: Nissan's striking saloon concept

VelSatis23 wrote:
I just wish, the designers would stop putting windscreens the size of a football field on cars.

+1

thebaldgit 18 November 2010

Re: Nissan's striking saloon concept

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.

philcUK 18 November 2010

Re: Nissan's striking saloon concept

streaky wrote:
Perhaps when all cars are built of carbon fibre

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?

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