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Designed and engineered to perform - Infiniti reveals daring Q60 sports coupe at NAIAS 2016

  • Bold exterior shows clear performance intent faithful to 2015 concept
  • Innovative new drivetrain delivers a powerful and rewarding drive
  • Deepens Infiniti product line-up at a time of record sales growth
  • Joined by new model year Q50 sports sedan and QX60 premium crossover
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Hong Kong/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 2015 NAIAS twelve months ago.

Speaking in Detroit, Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Nissan Motor Corporation and the Renault-Nissan Alliance, 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 drive, 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: 300hp or 400hp, 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 of Infiniti Motor Company, added: “The Infiniti Q60 conveys a powerful elegance through its daring design, next-generation ride and handling technologies, and powertrains offering up to 400hp. 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 215,250new vehicles in 2015, a year-on-year rise of 16%.

Alongside the Q60 at NAIAS 2016, 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.

Q60 Technical Information
Engine 2.0-liter gasoline 3.0-liter V6 gasoline (300hp) 3.0-liter V6 gasoline (400hp)
Displacement 1991cc 2997cc
Max power 208hp
(155kW, 211ps)
@ 5500rpm
300hp
(224kW, 304ps)
@ 6400rpm
400hp
(298kW, 405ps)
@ 6400rpm
Max torque 350Nm(258lb/ft)
@1,500rpm
400Nm(295lb/ft)
@1,600-5,200rpm
475Nm(350lb/ft)
@ 1,600-5,200rpm
Transmissions 7-Speed Automatic Transmission

 

Q60 Dimensions
Overall length (mm) 4,685
Overall width (mm)
(without door mirrors)
1,850
Overall height (mm)
(unladen)
1,385
Wheelbase (mm) 2,850

For further media information, including extended Q60 press information and images, please visit www.InfinitiQ60News.com.

 

About Infiniti:
Infiniti Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in over 50 countries. The Infiniti brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States, United Kingdom and China.  Infiniti plans to also expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017.

Infiniti design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi, near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing.

Infiniti is in the middle of a major product offensive.  The brand has been widely acclaimed for its iconic design and innovative driver-assistance technologies.

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