Model inspired by Nissan’s Ellure concept may not land in Europe

Article by Christian A., on November 30, 2010

As the market is moving towards coupés and crossovers, it is becoming improbable that European consumers will see the production of a model inspired by Nissan’s Ellure concept, which is the company’s version of the three-box saloon. Typically, Nissan is strong in the auto markets in the US, Japan and China with saloons such as the Sentra and Altima.

But then, this segment is adversely affected with the trend on coupés and crossovers.

According to Shiro Nakamura, Nissan’s design chief, the Ellure’s ‘shock wave’ exterior theme won’t be seen on a new model but that it will indicate a new design language for its upcoming vehicles, says Autocar.

Nakamura said that what European Nissan buyers would get to see is the new hybrid drivetrain that debuted under the Ellure, which was on display at the recent LA motor show.

It features a supercharged 2.5-litre engine and a CVT gearbox and it is attached to a 25kW electric motor through a dual-clutch set-up. This boosts efficiency by disconnecting the engine from the drivetrain when the car is running on the lithium ion battery pack.

Topics: nissan, concept, europe

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