North American International Auto Show 2016: 2017 Infiniti Q60

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The Infiniti Q60 is the two-door version of the four-door Q50, which is, in turn, the Infiniti version of the Nissan Maxima. It makes its debut at the 2016 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

What Is It?

It’s the mechanical equivalent of the Infiniti Q50, with two fewer doors.

Look for powertrain options including an all-new 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo gasoline engine with direct injection. This new “VR30” engine is available in two states of tune: 400 horsepower or 300 horsepower – both developed to provide an ideal mix of drivability, efficiency and performance.

Q60 intro

Also available on the Q50 is a new 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine producing 208 horsepower. The only mechanical difference from the Q50 is that the hybrid is only available on the four-door.

All engines mate to a seven-speed automatic transmission, and power goes either to the rear wheels or to all four wheels. The all-wheel drive system distributes torque 50/50 between the front and rear wheels in default mode, but traction can split up to 0/100 front/rear when traction situations demand it. The twin turbo V-6 gets a second generation of Infiniti’s somewhat controversial direct adaptive steering system, with six modes: Standard, Snow, Eco, Sport, Sport+ (on certain trims) and Customize.

What is Infiniti Saying?

Q60 intro Ghosn

When Does It Go On Sale?
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