Infiniti’s new Etherea concept at the Geneva show previews a stylish new front-drive coupé-hatchback that will go into production in 2014.
It borrows styling cues from the firm’s previous Essence concept – including its crescent C-pillars – while its new front and rear-light clusters preview Infiniti’s new design language that is set to appear on its next range of G-series models
Infiniti says the car introduces a new type of luxury for younger buyers. “It is not just a smaller version of a typically conservative and traditional luxury car,” said Infiniti’s global business unit chief Toru Saito.
The highly stylised concept is 4.4m long and Infiniti says it blends qualities of coupé, saloon, hatchback and crossover – thanks to its raised ride height and large carbonfibre-trimmed alloys - in “one highly sculptural, near-mono volume form”. The hi-tech Etherea will feature quality Japanese materials and finishes in its interior.