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.
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.