Last year at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Infiniti revealed the Q60 Concept, a pitch at a successor for the beloved G37 Coupe and now, the production model is here at the North American International Auto Show as a follow-up for 2016.
After some leaked photos of the production Q60 surfaced, it was pretty clear the production model was going to closely resemble the concept, and that’s perfectly okay. Because this is one sexy and suave looking Infiniti luxury sports coupe, one that will certainly give the BMW 4-Series and Audi A5 a run for their money.
In addition to the handsome looks, the new Q60 rides on a new platform and promises a new level of driving performance from the Q60.
Full production information isn’t available just yet, but the Q60 is to come with a new twin-turbocharged 3.0L V6 in 300hp or 400hp guise, allowing the Q60 have one of the best power-to-efficiency ratios in its class.
The handling of the Q60 is also assisted by Infiniti’s Direct Adaptive Steering as well, with a standard Drive Mode Selector, allowing the driver to switch in between modes at their whim.
More information is to come, so stay tuned.
In the meantime, head to the press release below.
• Bold exterior shows clear performance intent faithful to 2015 concept
• Innovative new drivetrain delivers a powerful and rewarding drive
• Deepens Infiniti product lineup at a time of record sales growth
• Joined by new model year Q50 sports sedan and QX60 premium crossover
DETROIT – Infiniti has unveiled the new Q60 sports coupe at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. Designed and engineered to perform, the Q60 offers a compelling combination of daring design and exhilarating performance and dynamics.
The bold exterior of the Q60 expresses a powerful elegance through its expressive proportions and taut, muscular lines. The sports coupe maintains the distinctive lines and sharp angles of the original concept, first revealed at the NAIAS one year ago.
Speaking in Detroit, Carlos Ghosn, president and chief executive officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., commented: “As the third-generation version of Infiniti’s iconic sports coupe, the new Q60 builds on Infiniti’s brand heritage and history of technology leadership. It reinforces Infiniti’s reputation for performance, elegance and driver-focused design.”
Innovative drivetrain technologies deliver a powerful driving experience, bringing the Q60’s dynamic promise to life. The high performance 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine from the new and exclusive “VR” powertrain family continues the brand’s longstanding heritage of six-cylinder powertrains production. The new V6 engine comes in two power ratings: 300 horsepower or 400 horsepower, with the latter offering one of the best power-to-efficiency ratios in the sports coupe class.
The Q60 delivers a truly engaging experience, thanks to Infiniti’s unique balance of ride comfort and agile handling. Maximizing this balance is Infiniti’s new optional Dynamic Digital Suspension, which has been engineered to provide crisp handling responses and superior ride comfort.
Power is channeled through the Q60’s rear wheels for an emphatic dynamic response. Infiniti’s available second-generation Direct Adaptive Steering brings improved levels of steering feel and feedback to the Q60, and the Drive Mode Selector gives drivers the option to personalize the steering’s precise responses to suit their preferences.
Roland Krueger, president, Infiniti Motor Company Ltd., added: “The Infiniti Q60 conveys a powerful elegance through its daring design, next-generation ride and handling technologies, and powertrains offering up to 400 horsepower. The Q60 will attract new customers to the Infiniti brand and affirm our position in the sports coupe segment.”
The world premiere of the new Q60 sports coupe comes at a time of rapid growth for Infiniti, released in the midst of an intense global product offensive. Infiniti sold a record 215,250 new vehicles in 2015, a year-over-year increase of 16 percent.
Alongside the Q60 at the 2016 NAIAS, Infiniti has revealed upgraded versions of the Q50 sports sedan and the QX60 crossover. The launch of these three models highlights Infiniti’s commitment to expand and refresh its product portfolio.
– By: Chris Chin