With 4.4 m, it measures just 8cm more than the Lexus CT200h and stands as its major competitor but with more power.
The Infiniti Etherea is a concept that previews a future entry-level model in Inifiniti’s range, a performance compact hybrid designed for younger audience with an high-tech interpretation of the traditional Japanese materials and finishes.
Based on the hybrid technology developed for the M35h, the Etherea has a 2.5 liter 4 cylinder engine developing 245hp (unlike the 3.5-liter V6 of 365hp fitted in the M35h) combined with a CVT gearbox.
For the first time at Infiniti the car is front wheel drive.
With 5 doors and 4 seats, the Etherea is a real “balance artist », between a coupe, a crossover, a sedan and a hatchback and the result, original, is not unpleasant to watch.
In conclusion let’s quote Giichi Endo project and exterior design manager:
“A four-door coupe with five-door practicality – a hatchback that doesn’t look like a hatchback” .