Infiniti reveals ‘most emotional and accessible’ Q60 Concept

Infiniti is previewing its vision for upcoming sports coupes through the newly introduced Q60 Concept. Unveiled at the 2015 North American International Auto Show this week, the concept is the “most emotional and accessible concept so far,” according to an Infiniti executive.

The Hong Kong-based automaker is adapting a sporty design language into the two-door fastback, which follows the Q30 Concept and the Q80 Inspiration, as Infiniti seeks to have solid offerings across all segments.

There is a delicate mix of substance and style as under the hood, the Q60 is a next-generation 3.0-liter V-6 with direct injection and twin-turbocharging. The engine was first previewed in the Q80 Inspiration at the Paris Motor Show and is “will be part of a new family of lighter, smaller, more efficient and more powerful engines,” according to an Infiniti statement.

The Q60 is 184.6 inches long, 73.4 inches wide and 53.9 inches tall, designed to go “beyond a flight-of-fancy design exercise” and right into production, Francois Bancon, Infiniti Vice President, Product Strategy, said in a statement. “Come next year, Infiniti will produce a sports coupe with influences from the Q60 Concept.”

The operative words for the Q60 are ‘assertive’ and ‘athletic,’ as highlighted by the double arch grille, the aerodynamic tail spoiler and matte black spokes, in addition to the 21-inch wheels. Inside, no luxury is spared: from handstiched leather to leather-wrapped instrument panel, door inserts and the steering wheel.

The Q60’s technology features include enhanced Infiniti Direct Adaptive Steering system, which transmit “the driver’s intentions to the wheels faster than a mechanical system.” Meanwhile, another proprietary innovation is the Infiniti InTuition system, which offers “a fully customizable digital environment, which works with the vehicle’s advanced Intelligent Keys to recognize the vehicle settings for up to four different drivers, including preferences for driving position, heating and cooling, audio, navigation, telematics.”

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