It sounds like Sebastian Vettel has had his hands full recently, juggling his Formula One racing career while moonlighting as the newly appointed director of performance at Infiniti. On that latter note, Autocar is reporting that Vettel has been testing a production version of the Etherea Concept at France's Circuit Paul Ricard.

There is still no word as to when we could see this car go into production or what it will be called (possibly the Q30), but it will likely share a platform with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class as a part of the Daimler/Renault-Nissan collaboration. The article also said that this future entry-level Infiniti would be produced at Nissan's Sunderland, UK plant.


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      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 1 Year Ago
      What an unfortunate name.
      timber
      • 1 Year Ago
      If Vettel can improve it's ugliness please test away...
      RonMcCord
      • 1 Year Ago
      I would love to consider Infiniti, I keep trying to get myself to like the Ex and Fx just always something that bothers me. Ex perfect size and power but the feminine exterior and interior just dissuade me. I am hoping the Porsche macan and mercedes Gla do a better job and making a menacing wagon type of vehicle with the right color and wheels... I admit it is hard to do, I mean how many wagon style vehicles look really good?
      FIDTRO
      • 1 Year Ago
      That looks so bad I'm starting to think it's secretly a Hyundai..
      Kuro Houou
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just because you put a F1 driver in a car doesn't make the car better! Infiniti has a long way to go on that front!
        Joe Liebig
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Kuro Houou
        I think MSC helped Ferrari a lot. And race drivers are often even more helpful. What would Porsche be without Walter?
      brgtlm
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dreadful name. Sounds like urethra.
      TsarBomba
      • 1 Year Ago
      This design language has jumped the tracks. It appears to have a puckered, pudgy-cheeked face. Enough puffer fish!
      Teleny411
      • 1 Year Ago
      What kind of design is this? It looks bloated, ugly and confused. What's going on with Infimiti: too miuch French style?
      collabplan
      • 1 Year Ago
      Etherea? Ummm...ok. Infiniti has sort of lost its way design-wise lately, but I kind of like this. They should tighten it up a big, but generally pretty cool.
      Bobby_Sards
      • 1 Year Ago
      sounds like a female body part. My name s Delores and I drive an Etherea
        Cruising
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Bobby_Sards
        It's all the rage these days, don't forget about the Lamborghini Urus
      joe shmoe
      • 1 Year Ago
      That thing is ugly. If people had to choose between the CLA and this, most would definitely pick the CLA. CLA is awkward looking as it is.
      Steven
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nissan...I'm starting to worry about you.
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