A concept version of Q60 was originally introduced in 2015 and finally the 2017 Infiniti Q60 is coming to the market. Find out what this coupe brings and if those features will be good enough for it to take one of the top spots in the segment.
Infiniti used to have some pretty outdated cars on their roster which was also the reason why their cars did not sell as good as those of some other manufacturers. However, once they released the Q50 everyone was aware that Infiniti was capable of making really good looking and cars that are very nice to drive. They now prove this once again with the all-new 2017 Infiniti Q60, their latest coupe which is the successor of the G Series coupe. The Q60 uses an entirely new platform which is based on the underpinnings of the Q50 sedan, and we already saw that limousine has a lot to offer making new coupe one quite interesting addition to the lineup. Even we don’t have the official date of launch it is quite possible that this coupe will come during summer of this year.
Also, while the car does have a nearly identical wheelbase to the sedan, the design of this vehicle is all new, and it looks like every panel is completely new. Also, the car’s engines have been tweaked in order to benefit from the smaller and more athletic body, so the car should become a good competitor for the BMW 4 Series, Nissan 370Z, BMW 335i Coupe, Audi A5 and similar with the added benefit of being cheaper and arguably better looking.
Regarding design, the 2017 Infiniti Q60 does share some of its design language with the Q50 sedan and entire lineup of models in Infiniti stable. However, there are some unique touches on the car which make it seem like no other car out there. The front end makes use of new headlights and a slightly larger grille than the sedan, new and more aerodynamic bumper, all new wheels wrapped in high-performance tires as well as the classic lines of a true coupe car with a very long hood and a rather short back end. Regarding technology, the car comes with a standard suspension system but as an option on the Sport trim levels of the car, it will also be available with adjustable dampers and an air-ride system which will allow the vehicle to drop by up to an inch in order to become more aerodynamic and easier to drive.
Inside the cabin, the Q60 will offer a rather impressive design which is nothing like that of the Q50 sedan. This is very impressive because the two cars are very similar to each other when it comes to actual exterior and interior dimensions. As standard, it will come with their InTuition infotainment system which will support Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto. Also, the car will come with a 13 speaker Bose audio system and active noise cancellation, so it should be very soothing to drive when needed.
It is interesting to see two displays on the center console; the upper one is slightly larger, and it can show navigation while the lower one brings details about performances, apps and controls over most systems in the vehicle. Right by the upper screen we have air duct openings on each side while the buttons beside lower screen are there for climate controls and similar. Behind the steering wheel, we have speed and rpm gauges plus a smaller screen in the middle to show most important drive info.
2017 Infiniti Q60 Price
The price of the car is still unknown, but it is safe to assume that it will cost the same as the previous Q60, so between $42,000 and $42,000 for a base level coupe. If you decide to buy convertible be prepared to give about $49,000 for an entry level. Top level coupes come with the price of $50k, and that’s without added optional features. It is interesting to say that convertible has sport trim level and as a top trim it will cost almost $54k and when you add more options this price easily goes up.
Under the hood of the 2017 Infiniti Q60 coupe, there are going to be two different engines. The Chinese and European versions of the car will make use of a 2 liter turbocharged inline-four petrol engine good for 241 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Further up the range, an all-new 3 liter twin-turbocharged V6 will be available in two different forms. The base model will offer 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque while the higher end model will get as much as 400 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque which is very impressive for the size. Rear-wheel drive will be standard, and so far, the only known offering, while a seven-speed automatic gearbox will be the only offering in the US. Europe might get a six-speed manual gearbox on the lesser 2.0-liter engine. A hybrid powertrain that is available on Q50 sedan will not be offered here since Infiniti want’s to position this vehicle clearly as a sporty coupe.