While Nissan’s efforts with the all-electric Leaf are making waves in the automotive world, the Japanese automaker hasn’t halted its efforts at one electric car. At the L.A. Auto Show they introduced the world to the Ellure Hybrid concept.
Nissan says that this is a re-imagining of the sedan, and while it has plenty of futuristic features, it also looks like a car that could conceivably be on the road in the next year or so. Power comes from a 2.5 liter four-cylinder supercharged engine driving the front wheels. A 25-kilowatt electric motor sits between the engine and CVT automatic transmission, pumping up the MPG’s.
Alas, this is just a concept car for now, and Nissan doesn’t have any plans to actually produce it despite it looking ready for production. But if Nissan were to produce a car similar to this, I’d have a very hard time saying no.
Chris DeMorro is a writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to Hemis. You can follow his slow descent into madness at Sublime Burnout.