INFINITI Geneva International Motor Show – Q60 Media Information

New INFINITI Q60 sports coupe: designed and engineered to perform

  • Daring proportions convey a powerful elegance that’s unmistakably INFINITI
  • All-new ‘VR30’ 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine empowers performance
  • Innovative driving technologies deliver a personal and rewarding drive
  • European premiere 1 March at 2016 Geneva International Motor Show

Hong Kong/Geneva – Making its European premiere at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show, the new INFINITI Q60 is a premium sports coupe that combines expressive design with exhilarating performance and dynamics.

The Q60’s bold exterior – lower and wider than predecessors – expresses a powerful elegance through its daring proportions and taut, muscular lines. Dynamic enhancements, including an all-new lightweight and sophisticated 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine, together with new adaptive steering and digital suspension system, result in a premium sports coupe designed and engineered to perform.

The high performance 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo engine from the new and exclusive ‘VR’ powertrain family is born out of the brand’s extensive in-house experience of six-cylinder powertrain development. The new engine has been engineered to empower the driver and offer increased power and torque with high levels of efficiency. This new ‘VR30’ engine comes in two power ratings: 300 hp or 400 hp, with the latter offering one of the best power-to-efficiency ratios in the premium sports coupe class.

A four-cylinder 2.0-liter gasoline engine, turbo-charged to produce 208 hp, is also available on the Q60.

As standard, power is channeled through the Q60’s rear wheels for optimal dynamic response and to benefit steering feel. An optional rear-biased intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system provides enhanced stability and road holding in low-grip conditions.

The Q60 has been engineered to deliver a truly engaging sports coupe experience, with a unique balance of ride comfort and agile handling. Complementing this position is INFINITI’s new Dynamic Digital Suspension, which has been designed to offer best-in-class handling responses and agility, and enhanced ride comfort – thanks, in part, to a dedicated new set of dampers.

In addition, INFINITI’s second-generation Direct Adaptive Steering offers high levels of steering feel and feedback in the Q60, and the Drive Mode Selector gives drivers the option to personalize and tailor the steering’s precise levels of response and feel to suit their own preferences.

“The INFINITI Q60 conveys a powerful elegance through its daring design, and has the performance credentials to match – thanks to next-generation ride and handling technologies and up to 400 horsepower. The Q60 will affirm INFINITI’s leadership in the premium sports coupe class.”

Roland Krueger, President of INFINITI

The world premiere of the new Q60 premium sports coupe comes at a time of rapid growth for INFINITI, released in the midst of an intense global launch period. INFINITI sold a record 213,687 new vehicles in 2015, a year-on-year rise of 15%.

On sale late summer 2016, the Q60 will play an important role in the brand’s global growth and re-ignite its presence in the premium sports coupe segment.

INFINITI has been at the forefront of the sports coupe class, thanks to the G35 and G37, launched in 2002 and 2008, respectively. The first-generation G35 presented a blend of class-leading dynamics and eye-catching looks – and INFINITI development teams have designed and engineered the third-generation Q60 sports coupe according to the same principles.

As such, INFINITI expects the Q60 to establish the brand as a leader in the global premium sports coupe segment.

“The new Q60, our third-generation sports coupe, will ensure INFINITI’s position as a leader in the segment. Premium customers around the globe love a sports coupe that offers power, performance and prestige – and the Q60 delivers on all three fronts.”

Francois Bancon, INFINITI Vice President Product Strategy

The new INFINITI Q60 will go on sale in selected markets later in 2016.

Please note: All product information contained in this press kit relates to global Q60 information, including technical specifications, powertrains and standard/optional equipment and features. Please contact your country’s INFINITI PR office for product details relevant to your market.