Infiniti unveils 2017 Q60 premium sports coupe line @ NAIAS

DETROIT — At 12:15 on Press Day One of the North American International Auto Show, Nissan President, Chairman, and CEO Carlos Ghosn presented three models of the 2017 Q60 series: two Q60 S 3.0t vehicles in a respective red and silver-white, and a red Q60 2.0 t.

“The message is… that Infiniti is competing to be a top-tier brand,” said Ghosn while listing the company’s achievements in recent years. “Instead of celebrating these records, we’re focused on shattering them.”

Although bullet-pointing a variety of special features in the new coupes, from Double Wave Design and a Signature Grille to direct adaptive steering and an all-around view monitor, Ghosn signified the marquee technology to be the a three-liter Twin Turbo V6 engine that offers varying 400 and 300 horsepower options.

“Interior artistry for Infiniti is about a fitted, personal approach,” said Alfonso Albaisa, Infiniti Executive Design Director. “We modeled the Q60’s interior around the concept of a ‘driver’s glove’ – the driver is always comfortable and the cabin is tailored for them.”

Making its world debut in a production vehicle, the Q60 will be fitted with an all-new 13-speaker, Bose® Performance Series sound system, a class-leading audio set-up which has been tailored to the acoustics of the Q60’s cabin. Matched with Q60’s noise cancelling technology, the fully-immersive Bose® audio system transforms the cabin into the driver’s very own audio haven.

Look for the Infiniti Q60 to go on sale this summer. Pricing has not yet been announced.


The 2017 Infiniti Q60 sport makes its world debut in Detroit. (Pete Bublitz/


In Sport mode, drivers can select a more aggressive shift pattern, holding on to gears longer to tap into the engine’s maximum performance reserves at higher revolutions. (Pete Bublitz/


The Q60’s bold exterior – lower and wider than predecessors – expresses a powerful elegance through its daring proportions and taut, muscular lines. (Pete Bublitz/


High-contrast stitching throughout the cabin increases the premium ambience and feeling of quality in the Q60’s interior. (Pete Bublitz/


These outputs have been achieved while delivering efficiency: 23 mpg (U.S.) and 154 g/km CO2 (estimated) for the 300 horsepower version, and 22 mpg (U.S.) and 206 g/km CO2 (estimated) for the 400 horsepower model. (Pete Bublitz/

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