- 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.
For further media information, including extended Q60 press information and images, please visit www.INFINITIQ60News.com.
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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Senior Manager, INFINITI Communications