With the new 2017 Infiniti Q60 coupe, Japanese automaker Infiniti moves up the luxury coupe ladder. The design team worked long and hard on this one, and the result is a refreshing, slightly unusual luxury two-door. Forget about the “rule” that coupes are nearly identical to their four-door counterparts. True, sedans are more popular with the general public and receive more attention during the manufacturing process, but the coupe is catching up. For example, the 2017 Infiniti Q60 coupe is based on the sedan Q50, but when compared, they appear to be two completely different vehicles. If you ask us, this is a very positive development.
The 2017 Infiniti Q60 coupe’s exterior is already known. Several official photographs of the Q60 coupe have surfaced, and it appears to be in good condition. It has to be, given that it is supposed to compete with the Mercedes-Benz C-class coupe. The Q60 competes with a unique and eye-catching design. Although it remains inconspicuous enough for the general public, it is unlike anything you’ve seen before.
Starting at the front, you’ll notice the unmistakable Infiniti grille with the logo in the center. Infiniti completely redesigned the lower air vent and parking lights from the previous Q60. The lower portion of the bumper is smaller and more angular. Then there are the headlights, which are surrounded by a sharp LED line that flows into the center grille. Furthermore, the car’s long and steep hood is eye-catching. The two creases from its predecessor are present and accentuated, giving the car a mean appearance.
Side and rear
Moving on to the car’s side, there’s a sidelong crease across the line of the doorhandle that ends at the same point where the rear window flows into the trunk. This casts a lovely shadow and maintains the car’s mean line. An L-shaped air vent near the front wheel appears to be inspired by the BMW 7 series. There is a light crease and a bulging bottom line at the lower part. The car appears to be supersleek from the side.
The car’s back end features an almost horizontal rear window, a very attractive trunk, and a broad body. The taillights have the same sharply lined LED-lamps as the headlights and extend onto the trunk door. The rear bumper has two round exhausts, one on each side. These are not the same as the exhausts seen on the concept car, which is one of the few differences between the production car and the concept car.
Overall, the 2017 Infiniti Q60 coupe is wider and lower than its predecessors, which increases interior space significantly. That is now a welcoming environment for both children and adults.
What features does the Infiniti Q60 have on the inside? Does it live up to the high standards set by its opulent exterior?
To begin, the main interior material for the entry-level model will be aluminum or optional black wood. Carbon fiber will be used in the Sport and Premium trims, and buyers who choose white or red leather will also have the option of silver glass fiber. All 2017 Infiniti Q60 coupe models include Active Noise Cancellation, which prevents engine noise from infiltrating the cabin. In addition, the Q60 will be the first production vehicle to include an optional all-new 13-speaker BOSE sound system.
On the center console, there are two large LCD touchscreens.
The seats in the Q60 are ergonomically designed to reduce pain caused by driving. For example, the seats have spinal support to reduce pressure on specific points on the back. Support is provided to specific areas of the body in order to keep the driver in place on less-than-ideal roads.
Starting with the base engine, which is a four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0-liter gas engine with 208 horsepower.
Then there are the two 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engines. One can produce 300 horsepower, while the other can produce up to 400 horsepower. The 300 hp model’s estimated CO2 output is 23 mpg (154g/km). The 400 hp model is estimated to have an output of 22 mpg (206 g/km).
The base model is rear-wheel drive, with All Wheel Drive as an option. There will only be a seven-speed automatic transmission available.
Infiniti’s InTuition infotainment control system is standard on the center console’s LCD touchscreens. It now has a faster processor, and the driver can use it to change the temperature and seating positions. It also functions as a navigation system and controls the audio system.
Blind Spot Intervention, Intelligent Cruise Control with Distance Control Assist, Forward Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, Backup Collision Intervention, and Lane Departure Prevention are among the active and passive safety technologies available on the Premium Q60. There’s also an Around View Monitor, which uses cameras to film the car’s surroundings to make parking easier.
The steering wheel on previous Infiniti models had some issues. Infiniti responded by repairing it and developing a world-class steering system known as Direct Adaptive Steering. Through the Drive Mode Selector, the driver can select a driving mode from the following options: Customize, Standard, Snow, Eco, Sport, and Sport+. When you select a mode, the steering wheel adapts to the best sensitivity for that mode. When the driver selects Customize, he or she can further customize the sensitivity by selecting one of three Modes and then one of three preferred levels of Response.
Price and sale date
Prices for the 2017 Infiniti Q60 lowest trim level start at $38,950. The 2.0t trim starts at $40,950, while the 3.0t starts at $44,300. The Red Sport 400 edition, which starts at $51,300, is also available.
Prices in Europe begin at €44,500 for the base trim. The prices per trim are as follows: €46,500, €51,000, and €53,000. The vehicle is available in showrooms throughout Europe and the United States.