Infiniti displayed its all-new expanded product line-up for the first time in Europe today at the Geneva International Motor Show, with the new Q60 Sports Coupe in the spotlight.
The all-new 2017 Infiniti Q60 Coupe made its official worldwide debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January, and the time has come to be shown in Europe as well. The previous generation brought a fresh air to the premium compact coupe segment, and the new model promises to be more daring than before. And it defiantly has the looks to support its claims. Signature design cues ensure Q60 remains instantly recognizable as an Infiniti model, such as the double-arch grille and the unique C pillars shaped like a crescent. The LED headlight features the Light Guide Technology to spread light evenly on the road ahead and are designed to emulate the shape of the human eyelid.
The aerodynamic efficiency was a major consideration for Infiniti’s design and engineering teams. The Q60’s drag coefficient of 0.28 was achieved thanks to the car’s new design, but vents in the front bumpers that direct the air into the engine bay, the hood’s shape and the Active Grille Shutter also helped to hit that low figure. The new coupe, which will go on sale in Europe in the second half of 2016, is also available with the company’s second-generation Direct Adaptive Steering – comprehensively modified from the first-generation system – and Infiniti’s new Dynamic Digital Suspension.
The Q60 Red Sport shown in Geneva features the high-powered V6 engine, an all-new 3.0-litre twin-turbo unit from the new ‘VR’ powertrain family delivering 400 hp (298kW, 405 ps) at 6,400 rpm and 475 Nm (350lb-ft) maximum torque between 1,600-5,200 rpm. The V6 also comes in a 300 hp setup, while the entry-level four-cylinder 2.0 gasoline offers 208 hp. All engine options have been mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission and a standard RWD system. An all-wheel drive version is also available as an option.