First Look: Nissan Ellure Concept

On the black lacquer crust of the flowing dashboard is a full length high definition display showing pertinent vehicle details and multimedia functions. Its outermost corners serve as screens for rear points of view -- there are no finicky rearview mirrors to be found. Facing forward, the long, wide windshield provides a clear view of the road ahead.

Unlatch a wide rear-hinged door and a lounge-like atmosphere welcomes back passengers. Replete with ultra suede, LED lighting (found even in the seats), and supple recycled leather, the rear space is as capacious as it is dark, cool, and stylish -- it represents the "Eco Night Life", Albaisa noted. Look up and below to notice a rug and ceiling donning spiral designs colored in a black and glowing molten theme. Live fabrics (materials with imbedded sensors that react to human touch) line each of the four doors.

If you're wondering about a possible Ellure production car having all the above goodies and amazing technology, Nakamura-san explained it best. "It is a serious car. But our intent is to not bring it to market. It's our showing of design and future direction."

The Ellure certainly delivers on its promise of attractive expression and modern emotion. So will hordes of female drivers inundate Nissan's LA Auto Show display with deposits in hand? Probably not. But we wouldn't be surprised if it piques their interest, along with that of their male counterparts. Safe to say, it has ours.

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