Just a few years ago here in Detroit, Infiniti unveiled the Q50 sedan--a stunning car with great road manners. Now, it’s time to follow it up with a coupe version.
We took a a first look at the new 2017 Infiniti Q60 at this year's 2016 Detroit auto show.
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The exterior of the new Q60 is instantly recognizable as it shares a lot of design cues with its four-door sibling, the Q50. The coupe gets interesting in the details. The Q60 has a low, wide stance and a dramatic C-pillar that reminds us of the Honda Accord Coupe. There's an odd nick above the center of the grille, but that aside, the Q60 represents a sexy overhaul of the last-generation coupe.
Inside the cabin, the layout will be familiar to anyone that’s been in the Q50 sedan. Trim ranges from aluminum and black wood to carbon-fiber, while some versions have a silver glass accent. Infiniti’s two-screen infotainment setup is front and center in the dashboard, and a new 13-speaker Bose Performance Series sound system will be onboard.
A new twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 engine with either 300 horsepower or 400 horsepower sits under the hood. A new entry-level offering is a 2.0-liter turbo four with 208 horsepower. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission. Notably, all-wheel drive is on the options list.
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The Q60 will also be available with the second generation of Infiniti’s Direct Adaptive Steering, or “steer-by-wire” system, on V-6 models. While this system received poor reviews in the Q50, Infiniti’s saying it’s been completely retuned for the Q60 to offer more steering feel and feedback.
Safety’s a big deal and the Q60 will be available with surround-view cameras, adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warnings with automatic braking, lane-departure warnings, blind-spot monitors, and backup collision intervention.
While Infiniti’s being quiet when it comes to pricing, the new 2017 Q60 is scheduled to go on sale later this summer.