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 |  Sep 11 2012, 6:32 PM

Infiniti‘s new compact is heading to production in 2014, but it appears that it might not be the only small model that the luxury Japanese automaker is working on.

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 |  Mar 03 2011, 2:47 PM

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Infiniti‘s new Etherea concept, unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show, takes the coupe-styled sedan trend and meshes it with the added functionality of a crossover. As this wasn’t enough, Nissan’s luxury brand added plenty of wild styling cues and even bills it as a hybrid.

Designed to attract younger luxury buyers, the Etherea is powered by a 2.5-liter V6 engine, mated to a supercharger and an electric motor. Making 245-hp, it uses the same twin-clutch setup as found in the Infiniti M Hybrid.

Infiniti tout the Etherea’s functionality, although there’s no mention of cargo room – an area where Infiniti SUVs and crossovers have always been lacking in.

Taking Infiniti’s already bold design language a step across the line, it’s not what we’d call ‘a looker’, however, knowing Infiniti its sure to make up for ‘out-there’ styling with driving dynamics that are hard to resist.

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