Infiniti Etherea Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Infiniti executives must be watching 19 and Counting because the vehicle lineup is set to expand just like the Duggar family. The automaker is looking to brings its vehicle count up to 10 models by 2017, starting with the JX crossover and a Leaf-based all-electric vehicle, but those will quickly be followed by an Audi A3-fighting compact.

Slotting in below the Infiniti G, the newest upscale Nissan will be based on the Etherea concept that was shown off at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. There's no word on a timetable for the vehicle, but it'll certainly be here before 2017. The JX is scheduled to arrive in 2012, and the electric vehicle is earmarked for 2014. All three will help round out the Infiniti family, and fill a few voids in the automaker's lineup.


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      Ak74
      • 3 Years Ago
      That looks better than anything Audi makes.
        Nick Allain
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ak74
        I hope thats sarcasm. This concept car looks like it's chewing on it's own forearm.
          Bob
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Nick Allain
          @Nick: Either that (sarcasm) or just trolling...
        rocketmoose
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Ak74
        That doesn't look better than the A5, nor the R8.
      tantareanujellob
      • 3 Years Ago
      Yet another nail in the coffin of the TDI.
      Tippy Dobbs
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Infiniti Etherea concept to spawn Audi A3 fighter" Not if it looks anything like that.
      JasonERF
      • 3 Years Ago
      Infiniti will obviously tame this thing down into a nice looking car. Infiniti deserves all of its gains in luxury credibility. They truly shine a light on how pathetic Acura is and what Acura missed out on.
      bh
      • 3 Years Ago
      Urethra? Eritrea? Wha?
      GoFaster58
      • 3 Years Ago
      Let's hope not. That thing is ugly!!!!!
      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      Infiniti design has always been hit (Gs & Ms) and miss (EX & QX) with me and considering how clean and tidy the upcoming A3 will look, I'm more in favor for the Audi. But I'd really like to see what Infiniti can do with this concept if they make it closer to a production car.
      master
      • 3 Years Ago
      this A3 Concept is muuuuch nicer: http://img2.netcarshow.com/Audi-A3_Concept_2011_1280x960_wallpaper_05.jpg
      jessesrq
      • 3 Years Ago
      Finally, a modern take on the original Mercury Sable "grill". Because headlights and LED strips simply are not enough.
      Reid
      • 3 Years Ago
      So, in other words, we're looking at another Sentra-platformed Infiniti? You know, Carlos Ghosn is a great transformational leader, but I'm really starting to doubt his ability to sustain success. Nissan/Infiniti's product lineup genuinely concerns me...
        lne937s
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Reid
        Just remember the RenaultSport Megane 265 Trophy that set the FWD record of 8.079 around Nurburgring is in the same platform as the next Sentra. The R26R Megane that had the previous record was on the current Sentra platform. The car beat out a lot of RWD sports cars from names like Porsche, Lotus, Ferrari, BMW, etc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%BCrburgring_lap_times There is nothing wrong with the platform. If they offered combination of RenaultSport parts and a luxury interior would be a pretty compelling product. I'm not sure that is the platform they would use, but the fastest FWD car platform wouldn't be a bad place to start for an entry level vehicle.
      guyverfanboy
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm not sure what to think of this car... rather interesting looking.
      • 3 Years Ago
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