The Japanese premium automaker unveiled the twin-turbo Q60 Concept coupe last week during the 2015 edition of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit and now the production models is expected to become one of the brand’s best-selling lines.
According to Shiro Nakamura, Nissan’s global design boss, the production version of the Q60 coupe is scheduled to arrive officially during the first part of 2016, with little to no change from the concept car that premiered during the Detroit motor show. The two-door model’s design heavily relies on the cues introduced by the attention-grabbing 2009 Essence design concept, as it uses heavily creased body sides, an over the top front grille and big, 21-inch wheels spearheading the design language of future models from the firm. Michael Bartsch, vice president for Infiniti Americas, confirms that the new Q60 will be the spiritual successor of the former G37 coupe – with the new naming scheme and design effectively rounding up the brand’s transformation. “This car will become one of the brand’s four cornerstones,” says Bartshc.
According to the company officials, Infiniti will rely on four sales “pillars” to increase global deliveries – the new Q30, the Q50, the Q60 and the QX60 crossover. Treated as a legacy car by the automaker – with the G37 still sold in low numbers being phased out this summer – the executives say the Q60 shows the automaker is getting ready to put in production the bold design language of its concepts, as well as spearheading performance.
Via Automotive News Europe