There’s not much to say about the Essence except for the fact that it looks insanely appealing. In detail, the concept is powered by a 3.7-liter V6 gasoline engine that relies on twin turbochargers and generates a maximum output of 440 ps (434 bhp).
Additionally, it is also fitted with an electric unit rolling out 160 PS (158 bhp), which raises the total power to 600 PS. The electric unit is mounted between the combustion engine and the transmission system and is powered by a lithium-ion battery pack installed in the boot area.
Other feature highlights include Safety Shield, Distance Control Assist (DCA), Lane Departure Prevention (LDP), Side Collision Prevention (SCP) and Back-up Collision Prevention (BCP). Inside, leather, Alcantara and hand-painted wood are the main three materials that will greet the driver once he steps in.
Unfortunately, the Essence won’t go in production because such a model isn’t quite appropriate for the current difficult economic environment. "It's just not a priority in today's climate. Our dealers would rather have something with more volume. Twelve months ago they would have said yes; now it's way down on their wish list,” Brian Carolin, Nissan Sales and Marketing vice-president, announced in April.