Inifiniti Launches the Q60 Coupe at Detroit NAIAS

Posted by: Lydia Siu onJanuary 11th, 2016

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Infiniti unveils their new Q60 premium sport coupe today at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show and what an unveil it was. Infiniti is known to produce some stunning vehicles and the Q60 coupe did not disappoint. The Q60’s design is bold, aggressive, but expressed all in an elegant package. During its unveil, Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Renault-Nissan, the parent company of Infiniti, proudly talked about the Q60’s “daring visual statement” and “wide, muscular stance.”

Look deeper and you’ll find the new Q60 has the muscle to back up its exterior presence. Infiniti will be offering three powerplant choices. First are two variants of a 3.0L twin-turbo V6 which produces 300hp and 400hp respectively. A third engine option is a 2.0L four-cylinder turbo engine that was designed in conjunction with Mercedes Benz which produces 208hp and 258lb/ft of torque which is no slouch either. All three engines will be mated to a seven-speed automatic with Adaptive Shift Control. No manual transmission option is currently slated for the Q60.

Further performance enhancements come by way of steering and suspension technology. Infiniti is bringing back their Direct Adaptive Steering system which transmits the driver’s input to the wheels through an electrical system rather than a mechanical system. The current generation of adaptive steering for the Q60 has gone through extensive road tuning to provide drivers with optimal road feedback and driving experience. The driver will be able to select from a variety of steering modes which includes: “Customize,” “Standard,” “Snow,” “Eco,” “Sport,” and “Sport+.” Suspension customization will also be available to the driver with setting options such as “drive settings”, and a unique “dynamic digital suspension.”

The new Q60 will hit showroom floors in late 2016.



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