The main draw at Nissan’s Infiniti booth at the Detroit Motor Show this year was the Q60 Concept.
The Q60 Concept is a concept car that hints at the future direction of the Infiniti Q60 (Skyline Coupe in Japan), the main market of which is the United States. This is why Nissan unveiled it at the 2015 Detroit Motor Show, which opened on January 12.
The concept car was designed to be more emotional than its base model. It uses motifs in areas like the front mask taken from the Q80 Inspiration concept car, which was displayed at the 2014 Paris Motor Show in September.
The body is 4690mm long, 1865mm wide and 1370mm tall. The interior is done in high-quality materials like handmade leather, Alcantara and carbon fiber. The backseats have more legroom than the base model, making it a true 2+2 coupe.
It has a next-generation 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged direct injection V6 engine that combines excellent performance with environmental efficiency.
Infiniti chief Roland Kreuger said at a press conference at the motor show, “One look and it is clear: Q60 concept is a strong statement from Infiniti designers that the exhilaration is real.” About the near future for the brand, he said that, “in 2016, we will launch a new model heavily inspired by the Q60 concept.”
(Translated by Greg Scott)