Infiniti, Nissan’s luxury car brand for abroad, premiered the new Q60 (New Nissan Skyline Coupe in Japan) at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show on January 11.
Infiniti exhibited the Q60 Concept at the Detroit Auto Show last January 2015. The new Q60 was unveiled at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show as the production model of that concept car. Its basic design follows the concept car’s.
The new Q60, in contrast to the outgoing model, adopts a design that is in further pursuit of “emotion.” The motif of the Q80 Inspiration, a concept car exhibited at the Paris Motor Show in September 2014, has been introduced to the details of its front mask. The double arch grille and the crescent-shaped C-pillar are new. The LED headlights employ the Light Guide Technology. It is outfitted with 19-inch aluminum wheels as standard. It will be the first Infiniti model that can be outfitted with 20-inch tires as an option. It has excellent aerodynamics performance with a drag coefficient of 0.28.
It is mounted with the newly-developed 3.0-liter V6 direct injection twin-turbo VR30 gasoline engine, which is also the same powertrain mounted to the Q50 Sedan (Nissan Skyline in Japan) that was also premiered at 2016 Detroit Auto Show. This engine delivers a maximum output and a maximum torque of 400hp and 48.4kgm respectively. It is outfitted with active grille shutter to improve the engine’s cooling performance. The engine is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. It is available in 4WD and FR drive layouts.
Furthermore, the new Q60 adopts the second-generation Direct Adaptive Steering. Some grades have the Dynamic Digital Suspension, which provides crisp handling responses.
(Translated by Katherine N. Bantiles)