Don't be too allured by Ellure

The Nissan Ellure concept car is gorgeous, perhaps most-so for its short front overhang. Pushing the wheels to the corners of the car is an old design trick to give a car a more pronounced stance.

However, don't expect that design cue to reach production. Nissan design boss Shiro Nakamura shook his head sadly, saying tightening government crash regulations require more distance between the leading edge of the bumper and the front axle, "and that ruins everything."

You can take a look at the photo gallery here.

You can reach Mark Rechtin at mrechtin@crain.com

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