Infiniti Etherea conceptMon, 14 Feb 2011
The Infiniti Etherea concept is yet another car that has surfaced before its Geneva debut. Said to blend elements of a coupé, sedan, hatchback and even crossovers, the Etherea optimizes space due to a new mechanical layout.
The 4400mm-long luxury model previews how a future entry-level Infiniti could look. The Etherea evolves the Nissan's luxury brand's identity by combining elements from existing Infiniti models with styling cues brought in from previous concepts, such as the Essence.
"Etherea is about a new type of luxury for younger buyers," said Toru Saito, Corporate Vice President and Leader of the Global Infiniti Business Unit. "It is not just a smaller version of a typically conservative and traditional luxury car."
Among its specifications are high-tech new interpretations of traditional Japanese materials and finishes, and several design cues set to make their mark on future production models – including the highly distinctive crescent-shaped C-pillars first seen on the Essence concept.
Review: Infiniti Essence concept