The current generation of the Q60 Coupe and Convertible – which actually started life as the G37 – has been around since the 2008 model year, and was due for a redesign. It once again shares many components with its sedan counterpart, the Infiniti Q50 in this case, and benefits from new technology and new powertrains.
The 2017 Infiniti Q60 is lower and wider than the previous-generation model, and seems to have retained many styling cues that appeared on the Q60 Concept that was presented last year. Those include the odd-shaped rear quarter windows, the chromed grille surround and the LED detailing in the taillights. The car will ride on 19- and 20-inch alloy wheels as well.
The Q60’s base engine will be a turbocharged 2.0L four cylinder that develops 208 horsepower, while a new VR family of six-cylinder engines will also be offered. This newly developed, twin-turbo, 3.0L V6 belts out either 300 or 400 hp, depending on which trim level is chosen.
In addition, the Q50 sedan will share its recently improved Direct Adaptive Steering system, its Drive Mode Selector (with six settings including new Sport+ mode) and Rack Electronic Power Steering. The standard sport suspension can be upgraded to a new Dynamic Digital Suspension which, according to Infiniti, will offer class-leading handling, agility and ride comfort. All-wheel drive will still be available, too.
The 2017 Infiniti Q60 coupe will rival the Audi A5 and S5, the BMW 4 Series, the Cadillac ATS Coupe and the Lexus RC when it goes on sale later in 2016. The brand hasn’t yet confirmed if the Q60 Convertible will return to the lineup.