14 APRIL, 2017 

  • Q60 Red Sport: New V6 powertrain technology, offering 298kW of peak power, delivers exhilarating drive; now on sale in Australia
  • Daring exterior inspired by ‘Powerful Elegance’ design philosophy
  • Empowering performance from world-first technologies
  • Manufactured at newly enhanced INFINITI production facility in Tochigi, Japan
  • Q60 2.0t Sport Premium with advanced technologies also now on sale in Australia; Australian Q60 model range now complete

 

MELBOURNE, Australia – The INFINITI Q60 is a premium sports coupe that combines expressive design with exhilarating performance and dynamics. The taut, muscular lines of the exterior underline the Q60’s considerable performance potential – reinforced by an advanced all-new 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine.

 

Lower and wider than previous INFINITI coupes, the Q60’s bold exterior expresses ‘Powerful Elegance’ – an INFINITI design language which gives the sports coupe a sinewy athleticism, confidently projecting a sense of motion and power. Dynamic developments include the lightweight and sophisticated new V6 engine, the latest version of Direct Adaptive Steering, and a digital suspension system.

 

The high performance 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine from the new and exclusive 'VR' powertrain family is born out of the brand's extensive in-house experience in six-cylinder powertrain development. The new engine, which produces a maximum power output of 298kW, has been designed to offer increased power and torque while maintaining high levels of efficiency. A four-cylinder 2.0-litre petrol engine, turbocharged to produce 155kW, is also available (released in Australia in November 2016).

 

The Q60 Red Sport’s impressive power output is channeled through the rear wheels for immediate dynamic responses, delivering a truly dynamic drive.

 

The Q60 delivers an engaging sports coupe experience, with a balance of compliant ride and agile handling. Playing a key role in achieving this balance is INFINITI's new Dynamic Digital Suspension (DDS), engineered to offer direct handling responses and high agility, and enhanced ride comfort – aided by new electronic and adaptive dampers.

 

INFINITI's second-generation Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) offers high levels of feedback and more direct steering responses in the Q60. The 'steer-by-wire' system does away with mechanically linked parts, instead employing digital components to improve steering feel and feedback. The connection between the driver and DAS is instantaneous, thanks to the electronic connection between components.

 

A newly-enhanced Drive Mode Selector gives drivers the option to personalise and tailor the Dynamic Digital suspension (DDS) and Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) performance according to their needs and preferred driving style.

 

“INFINITI has always been at the forefront of daring design and pioneering technology – and the Q60 again offers both. We believe the Q60‘s qualities and core strengths – the way it looks and drives – will appeal to buyers in the premium sports coupe segment.”

Roland Krueger, President of INFINITI

 

 

INFINITI Q60: reigniting INFINITI’s presence in the sports coupe segment

 

  • Record INFINITI global sales in 2016; Q60 to help maintain momentum
  • Q60 part of intense period of model renewal by INFINITI

 

 

The 2016 world premiere of the new Q60 premium sports coupe came at a time of rapid growth for INFINITI, released in the midst of an intense global launch period. INFINITI sold more than 230,000 new vehicles during 2016, a year-on-year rise of seven percent and a new record. The Q60 will play an important role in the brand’s global development and re-ignite its presence in the premium sports coupe segment. INFINITI is undergoing a period of model diversification, entering new segments and, in the case of Q60, introducing new technologies and powertrains.

 

INFINITI has a proven track record in the sports coupe class with the G35 and G37, launched in 2002 and 2008, respectively. The first-generation G35 presented a blend of engaging dynamics and eye-catching looks, and INFINITI development teams have designed and engineered the third-generation Q60 sports coupe according to the same principles. In Australia, the G37 was officially released in December 2012 and was later renamed Q60. It was replaced by this new-generation Q60 sports coupe (initially with the turbocharged 2.0-litre engine) in November 2016. The arrival of the 298kW Q60 Red Sport now completes the Australian Q60 model range.

 

“The new Q60, our third-generation sports coupe, will reinforce INFINITI’s position 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 

 

Summary of Australian INFINITI Q60 model grades

  • Performance: Q60 Red Sport (298kW 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6)
  • Top: Q60 Sport Premium (155kW 2.0-litre turbo I4)
  • Entry: Q60 GT (155kW 2.0-litre turbo I4)

 

Summary of product news at this INFINITI media event

Australian-market release of the all-new INFINITI Q60 Red Sport (range-leading variant in the Q60 sports coupe model range); this is the car being presented.

  • Styling: ‘Powerful Elegance’.
  • Engine: 298kW V6 twin-turbo (engine code: VR30 DDTT).
  • Transmission: Seven-speed automatic with paddle shifters; torque convertor coupling, rear-wheel drive.
  • Suspension: Digital Dynamic Suspension (DDS): Monitors the vehicle's body-roll, pitch and bounce rate to deliver a secure ride via electronically controlled dampers.
  • Steering: Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS): Advanced 'steer-by-wire' system that has undergone significant re-tuning to enhance steering feel and feedback.
  • Advanced technologies: Various, including Predictive Forward Collision Warning (PFCW), Forward Emergency Braking (FEB) with pedestrian braking system and Around View Monitor (AVM) with Moving Object Detection (MOD).
  • Australian price (MSRP**): $88,900 (excludes on-road charges)

 

Australian-market release of the INFINITI Q60 2.0-litre Sports Premium model grade (highest model grade for the 2.0-litre turbocharged variant); now in Australian INFINITI showrooms.

  • Please consult the Specifications & Equipment section of the Press Kit for full details.
  • Australian price (MSRP**): $70,900 (excludes on-road charges).

 

Powerful, elegant, and daring new design 

  • The Q60 gives expression to INFINITI’s ‘Powerful Elegance’ design philosophy
  • Flowing sculptural lines and strong, muscular proportions communicate the Q60’s performance
  • Signature design cues make the Q60 unmistakably INFINITI
  • Aerodynamically-efficient design results in 0.29 drag coefficient

 

“Our ‘Powerful Elegance’ form language makes INFINITI vehicles instantly recognisable, but rather than applying constraints and limitations upon the artistry and creativity of design, it is constantly evolving to retain its fresh and contemporary edge – above all, Q60 brings this philosophy to life.”

Alfonso Albaisa, INFINITI Executive Design Director

 

The Q60 is characterised by flowing sculptural lines and strong, muscular proportions. Its sinewy athleticism confidently projects a sense of motion and power, coupled with an effortless, almost weightless stance.

 

The Q60 employs signature INFINITI design cues to communicate dynamism, representing a daring visual expression of the car’s performance. Unifying features such as the double-arch grille and the crescent-cut C-pillars – which arc forward and emphasise the car’s dynamic quality – ensure that the sports coupe is instantly recognisable as an INFINITI. LED headlights, employing ‘light guide technology’ to spread light evenly on the road ahead, are designed to emulate the shape of the human eye, providing an alluring ‘face’ to the car. The deeper grille is inset from the body, communicating a stronger connection to the engine.

 

The Q60’s exterior dimensions and striking silhouette assert its credentials as a powerful sports coupe. Its aggressive stance gives a greater impression of stability and in-control driving potential, while its lower centre of gravity has a positive overall effect on driving dynamics.

 

The Q60 features newly-designed 19-inch aluminum alloy wheels as standard. The wheel gaps – the spaces between tyres and wheel arches – are tighter than ever, further lowering the visual volume of the car and giving it a low, powerful stance.

 

Aerodynamic efficiency was a major consideration for INFINITI’s design and engineering teams. Crucial for the Q60’s drag coefficient of just 0.29 was the car’s carefully-wrought exterior design. In particular, vents in the front fenders direct air from the engine bay while the Q60’s hood is also shaped to reduce drag.

 

The door-mounted side mirrors accentuate the Q60’s low stance and sleek coupe looks, and are designed to improve the flow of air down the flanks of the vehicle, while maintaining a wide angle of rear visibility for the driver.

 

The Q60 is available in nine exterior colors, with 'Dynamic Sunstone Red' completely new to the INFINITI range. Exclusive to this a tinted clear coat helps protect the unique finish of the paint, while also contributing to the depth of gloss, for greater visual impact.

 

A tailored approach for a driver-centric interior

  • ‘Driver-centric, passenger-minded’ ethos for advanced cabin architecture
  • All-new interior trims feature high-end accents and bold choice of materials

 

“Cabin artistry for INFINITI is about a fitted, personal approach. We modeled the Q60’s interior around the concept of a ‘driver’s glove’ – the driver is always comfortable and the cabin is tailored for them.”

Alfonso Albaisa, INFINITI Executive Design Director

 

Sophisticated craftsmanship characterises the spacious and beautifully appointed interiors across the INFINITI range, following the brand’s ‘driver-centric, passenger- minded’ approach to advanced cabin architecture. INFINITI designers have used this architecture to give each occupant their own clearly defined space within the passenger compartment.

 

In the front of the cabin, the Q60’s design emphasises the dashboard’s focus on the driver, with the centre console housing twin touchscreens (8-inch upper and 7-inch lower) as part of the InTouch central control system – the latest generation of the company’s infotainment technology. The touchscreen capabilities of both screens mean INFINITI’s design teams have been able to minimise the number of buttons in the cabin, for a neat, uncluttered appearance.

 

The interior trim of the Q60 includes high-end accents and bold, modern-looking materials such as carbon fibre and silver optic trim.

 

The cabin of the Q60 has been packaged to offer comfortable space for all passengers, in spite of its sports coupe shape. Its 2,850mm wheelbase enables legroom of up to 1,095 mm for front passengers and 823mm for both rear passengers. The Q60’s 1,850mm-wide body (without mirrors, 2,052mm with mirrors) is sufficient to give all passengers plenty of shoulder and hip space. Shoulder room is 1,387mm for front passengers and 1,321mm for those in the rear, while hip room is 1,369mm and 1,217mm, respectively. Despite its sloping coupe roofline, the Q60 offers generous headroom for all passengers – 963mm in the front (without sunroof) and 876mm in the back. The Q60 offers 341 litres of cargo space.

 

Two engine choices 

  • Four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine (on sale in Australia since November 2016)
  • New VR30 DDTT twin-turbo V6 engine (now on sale in Australia)

 

- V6 twin-turbo petrol engine (NEW) 

 

The all-new 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine, from the new 'VR' powertrain family, is the most advanced V6 engine that INFINITI has ever offered, striking an ideal balance between drivability, efficiency, and performance.

The new engine, code VR30 DDTT, was created through extensive in-house experience of six-cylinder powertrain development. The 'VQ' V6 powertrain family, predecessor to 'VR', has been a long-established and multi-award winning series of engines that has appeared in INFINITI models since 1994.

 

The compact and lightweight engine has been developed to deliver optimal power and torque for an engine of its size, as well as high levels of fuel efficiency. The engine delivers up to 298kW of power (a 224kW – 300 horsepower - version is offered in Q60 models overseas, not in Australia), with power and torque accessible across a broad spread of mid-range engine speeds in which drivers typically spend most of their time.

 

Peak power from the 298 kW engine (400 horsepower) arrives at 6,400 rpm, producing 475 Nm of torque at 1,600-5,200 rpm. With the highest power-to-efficiency ratio of any car in the premium sports coupe class, the Q60 is capable of 8.9-litres# per 100km travelled (combined cycle fuel consumption).

 

This balance of power to efficiency was made possible thanks to a set of newly developed INFINITI powertrain features.

 

Chief among these is a new direct-injection gasoline (DIG) fueling system. The high- pressure DIG system allows for precise control over injection timings and the amount of petrol injected into the combustion chamber, delivering the exact amount required for smooth engine acceleration, depending on throttle position and engine speed. This system makes the new V6 one of the cleanest, most fuel efficient and powerful engines of its type that the sports coupe class has ever seen. 

 

Fuel tank capacity in the 298kW Q60 Red Sport is 80 litres and the recommended fuel type is 95RON petrol.

 

Further in-depth information on the 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo engine is available via the INFINITI Q60 Microsite www.Infinitiq60news.com

 


- 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine (Australian release: November 2016)

 

The Q60’s Australian start of sales commenced in late 2016 with the new four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0-litre DIG (direct-injection gasoline) engine, which features enhanced direct fuel injection for efficiency in all conditions. This engine delivers 155 kW at 5,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 350 Nm from 1,250 to 3,500 rpm.

 

A high-pressure direct fuel injection system with piezoelectric injectors delivers fuel to the engine in precise amounts for greater fuel efficiency, helping achieve a combined-cycle fuel consumption rate of 7.7-litres# per 100 kilometres.

 

This all-aluminum 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine uses a hydraulic variable valve timing control system and direct fuel injection to maximise its mechanical efficiency, with resin- coated pistons minimising friction. INFINITI’s Idle Stop-Start system, fitted as standard to 2.0-litre DIG engines, provides further improvements to fuel economy.

 

The engine’s wide-range single-scroll turbocharger provides peak torque at those engine speeds most commonly used by drivers, though the free-revving nature of the engine allows drivers to reach a red line of 6,300 rpm. 

 

Engine  Power  Torque  Fuel Cons.# CO2 Output#
2.0l turbo-petrol I4 155kW 350Nm 7.7l/100km 175g/km
3.0l twin-turbo petrol V6 298kW 475Nm 8.9l/100km 207g/km

Steering, ride and handling: empowering drive from adaptable chassis technology

  • Second-generation Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) enhances steering feel and feedback; DAS is fitted to the Q60 Red Sport and Q60 2.0t Sport Premium
  • All-new Dynamic Digital Suspension (DDS) monitors the vehicle's body roll, pitch and bounce rate to deliver a secure ride

 

The Q60 embodies INFINITI's dedication to developing new and innovative driving technologies that deliver a confidence-inspiring and personalized experience behind the wheel.

 

The second-generation of INFINITI's world-first Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) is an advanced 'steer-by-wire' system that has undergone significant re-tuning to enhance steering feel and feedback without compromising comfort. The Q60 driver can choose from seven personalised modes to customize steering performance according to their preferred driving style. DAS is fitted to the range-leading Q60 Red Sport and the 2.0t Q60 Sport Premium. It is not available for the entry-grade 2.0t Q60 GT.

 

The steer-by-wire system does without mechanically linked parts and instead employs digital components that communicate electronically via an Electronic Control Unit (ECU). The ECU relays steering input from the driver to the wheels, sending signals instantaneously to the Steering Angle Actuator that adjusts the cutting angle of the front tyres. Sending information in the reverse direction, the Steering Angle Actuator also communicates road feedback to the steering wheel, filtering out a certain level of vibration from the road surface – reducing driver fatigue on longer journeys. The connection between driver input and steering feedback and chassis behaviour is immediate, thanks to the electronic connection between components.

 

With Direct Adaptive Steering, steering effort gradually increases with vehicle speed and lateral G, similar to a conventional steering set-up while also offering improvements: driving is unaffected by the kind of kickbacks and forced movements of the steering wheel normally found with a mechanical steering set-up and exacerbated by broken road surfaces. Drivers are offered a more refined and more direct steering system, delivering a confidence-inspiring, in-control experience behind the wheel.

 

Developed to work in tandem with DAS, an all-new electronic suspension system, Dynamic Digital Suspension (DDS), monitors the vehicle's body roll, pitch and bounce rate to deliver a secure ride by further reducing unwanted steering feel and vibrations.

 

The DDS is controlled through a new set of electronically adjustable dampers, which regulate control of the variable damping force, offering a soft or firm ride. Soft damping control has been engineered to balance comfort and handling, ensuring that bumps and undulating roads are absorbed as much as possible. Firmer damping control delivers more agile handling while providing the best performance for a flat and stable ride.

 

Both Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) and Digital Dynamic Suspension (DDS) are fitted to the 298kW Q60 Red Sport as standard equipment.

 

Also standard on the Q60 Red Sport (as well as the 2.0-litre Q60 Sport Premium) is INFINITI's Rack Electronic Power Steering (Rack EPS). The system provides a linear and in-control driving experience, with every mode making for quick, natural, and precise handling, encouraging manoeuvrability and ease of control. 

 

The 2.0-litre Q60 GT (entry-level model grade) comes fitted with a speed-sensitive hydraulic-electronic rack-and-pinion power steering system as standard equipment. This increases assistance at low speeds and reduces assistance for enhanced feel and response at higher speeds, with the assistive steering motor aiding driver inputs, encouraging maneuverability and ease of control.

 

The Q60 GT’s standard suspension set-up ensures a low level of road noise and minimal intrusion of unwanted vibrations, while allowing for more direct and linear handling responses. Suspension link layouts and bushings have been modified specifically for their application in the Q60, while shock absorbers are relocated to make way for a selection of other tailor-made suspension components, endowing the Q60 with optimised sports coupe ride and handling. 

Model grade  Steering  Suspension 
Q60 Red Sport  DAS  DDS 
Q60 Sport Premium  DAS  Conventional coil springs, dampers 
Q60 GT  Electro-hydraulic  Conventional coil springs, dampers 

Wheels, tyres and brakes

The 298kW Q60 Red Sport comes fitted with Akebono performance brakes. Their impressive stopping power is achieved by 355mm diameter ventilated front brake discs clamped by four-piston calipers. At the rear are 350mm diameter discs with two-piston opposed brakes. All four brake calipers are painted red with INFINITI lettering.

 

The Q60 Red Sport is also fitted with 19 x 9.0-inch dark chrome alloy wheels with 245/40 R19 94W run-flat tyres.

 

Drive Mode Selector (DMS): Multiple Customisation Options 

  • Steering, Chassis, Powertrain and other features can be customised
  • Ease of use with Drive Mode Selector

 

 

The all-new INFINITI Q60 is fully customisable through the Drive Mode Selector (DMS) – accessed through the 8-inch upper touchscreen. The system allows the drive mode to be selected from the following available options:

  • Standard
  • Snow
  • Eco
  • Sport
  • Sport+ (Red Sport Exclusive)
  • Personal

 

The Standard mode has been tuned to represent the core performance of the Q60: normal engine output and transmission settings combined with a unique blend of enhanced ride comfort and agile handling – what INFINITI's vehicle development teams have defined as the ideal performance characteristics for the car. In this mode, steering requires less effort at lower speeds for easier manoeuvrability, while at higher speeds or over rough road surfaces, there is a feeling of stability with fewer kickbacks associated with Direct Adaptive Steering, a slower gear ratio and firmer steering feel.

 

With Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS), Sport mode increases the level of steering effort required and quickens the steering ratio, for more immediate handling responses. Selecting the new Sport+ mode, steering effort remains the same as Sport mode, but the response of the steering is further increased, with an even quicker steering ratio for incisive, precise handling performance – depending on vehicle speed. For example, compared to driving in Standard mode at a speed of 100 km/h, the steering ratio for Sport is four percent quicker, and 12 percent quicker for Sport+.

 

In addition, Sport and Sport+ modes come with changes to engine and transmission mapping to deliver the required driving characteristics.

 

In Personal mode Q60 drivers can personalise the Direct Adaptive Steering performance by selecting one of three core 'modes' (Standard, Sport and Sport+) and then specifying their preferred level of 'response' (Default, Dynamic and Dynamic+). In total there are seven mode and response combinations available in Personal: Standard and Default; Sport and Default; Sport and Dynamic; Sport and Dynamic+; Sport+ and Default; Sport+ and Dynamic; Sport+ and Dynamic+. For the highest level of assistance and ultimate sports coupe driving experience, the Q60 driver would choose Sport+ mode with Dynamic+ response.

 

In Snow mode, the engine automatically lowers its output for wet or icy conditions. The transmission adjusts by using a higher gear and lower torque and power output. This helps prevent wheel spin on slippery roads.

 

In Eco mode, the steering force is lighter, while the engine automatically lowers output for economy driving. Throttle response is adjusted and the transmission not as immediate as in other modes. Transmission shift points change for maximum economy.

 

For each of these drive modes, customers can also select either the 'soft' or the 'firm' electronic damper settings offered with the Dynamic Digital Suspension (DDS).

 

Additional drivetrain technology connects car to road

  • Seven-speed automatic transmission enables responsive, direct acceleration
  • Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) enhances gear selection according to road conditions

 

The Q60’s seven-speed automatic transmission has been engineered with gear ratios spaced to allow for responsive, direct acceleration. Adaptive Shift Control (ASC) uses a lateral acceleration sensor to detect topographical changes in the road, such as hills or corners, and enhances gear-select patterns according to the changing conditions. ASC also allows the transmission to observe driving behaviours and adapt shifts to driver feedback.

 

In Sport mode, the Q60 selects a more aggressive shift pattern, holding on to gears longer to tap in to the engine’s maximum performance reserves at higher revolutions. In all instances, the automatic transmission shifts smoothly, with less performance-focused modes giving the car an even more relaxed gait for everyday conditions.

 

Compared to its predecessor, a combination of wider wheels and tyres not only adds to the new Q60’s attention-grabbing design, but also improves vehicle handling.

 

The Q60 is configured in a rear-wheel drive format for both the four-cylinder and V6- powered versions. All-wheel drive is not available in Australia.

Gearbox  Coupling  Drive 
7-speed automatic with ASC  Torque Convertor  Rear-Wheel Drive (RWD) 

High-tech features offer maximum comfort and convenience

  • NVH improved with upgrades to suspension, wheels, and cabin
  • New 13-speaker Bose® audio system fitted to production vehicle for the first time
  • Newly-designed high-back, high-bolster seats provide unrivalled spinal support
  • 'InTouch' connectivity features enable remote control of some Q60 functions with a smartphone

Technological innovation facilitates comfort and convenience in the cabin of the Q60 premium sports coupe, providing a refined and contemporary space for driver and passengers alike.

 

 

INFINITI engineers have worked to minimise Q60's noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) levels. In particular, NVH has been improved with the adoption of significant suspension insulation and stiffer cross-members, as well as wheel spokes designed to dampen vibrations.

 

Making its world debut in a production vehicle, the Q60 is available with an all-new 13 - speaker, Bose® Performance Series sound system, an optional audio setup which has been tailored to the acoustics of the Q60's cabin. Featuring an all-new system architecture and high-performance components, the fully-immersive Bose audio system transforms the cabin into the driver's very own audio haven. The system's interface and speakers feature the latest 'industrial' design that characterizes Bose Performance Series audio systems, lending an even more distinctive, high quality look and feel to the cabin.

 

INFINITI's desire to offer drivers a totally in-control driving experience extends to the Q60's newly- designed high- back, high- bolster seats. INFINITI's development teams found that many car seats, regardless of vehicle sector, force occupants' spines into a 'C' shape and offer very little shoulder support, placing up to 40 percent more load on the spine compared to a standing position.

 

INFINITI's hallmark 'spinal support' seats have been carefully engineered for the Q60 to match the curvature of the spine, providing a consistent level of support and minimising pressure on lower and upper back muscles. The supportive seats reduce the spinal curvature that many traditional seats force occupants to adopt, with a more even alignment between chest and pelvis. Extensive upper body support spreads the occupant's weight more evenly all the way up the chair.

 

 

The Q60 is equipped as standard with INFINITI's In Touch advanced infotainment setup. Now upgraded with a faster processor, InTouch allows occupants to personalise the interior environment of the Q60 according to their preferences, and can store profiles for multiple drivers, identified by their I-key (intelligent key).

 

InTouch is able to memorise more than 200 settings that the individual can program themselves. These include engine, suspension, and steering modes, driving seat positions, audio, and navigation settings; display settings, and heating and ventilation preferences.

 

Consult the Specifications and Equipment sheets for the complete list of comfort, convenience, technology and entertainment features fitted to the new INFINITI Q60 Red Sport.

 

Comprehensive safety features for ultimate peace-of-mind

  • The Q60 includes safety technologies that actively protect people in and around the car
  • Hazard monitoring and avoidance systems significantly reduce risk of incidents

 

INFINITI’s comprehensive approach to active safety is evident throughout the Q60 premium sports coupe. The Q60’s suite of driver assistive safety technologies allows the car to monitor for and identify potential hazards, actively assisting the driver to avoid those hazards, and, if a collision is unavoidable, mitigate the effects.

 

The range of active, and passive, safety technologies include:

  • Avoiding and mitigating the effects of a collision: Forward Emergency Braking with pedestrian braking system
  • Appearance of a hazard: Predictive Forward Collision Warning
  • Monitoring for hazards: Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection

 

In addition to these safety technologies, the Q60 includes other driver-assistive features such as the Adaptive Front Lighting System and Active Lane Control.

 

The Q60 is equipped with six airbags as standard in all markets – driver and passenger front and side impact airbags, and roof-mounted curtain airbags with a rollover sensor. A pop-up engine hood, engineered to meet new global safety standards for pedestrian safety (designed to limit potential injury to pedestrians) is also fitted.

 

Consult the Specifications and Equipment sheets for the complete list of safety features fitted to the new INFINITI Q60 Red Sport.

 

Unique new production methods

  • Q60 built at the INFINITI facility in Tochigi, Japan
  • Significant investment in Tochigi specifically for new Q60 production
  • INFINITI creates new production processes to meet unique design needs of Q60
  • Highly-skilled ‘Takumi’ employed on production line ensure premium quality

 

The new INFINITI Q60 is built at the company’s production facility in Tochigi, Japan. The Tochigi plant has been upgraded to meet the unique production needs of the new premium sports coupe, in particular to create the bold lines and sharp angles of the Q60’s design.

 

Investment in the Body Shop facility includes the adoption of a unique deep-body stamping process and new resin tooling machinery to shape the deeply-carved surfaces of the new coupe. Production machinery and tooling on the Tochigi production line has been upgraded to incorporate a number of the Q60’s new manufacturing processes and advanced design features (such as the sharply curved body panels and deep inset mounts for lamps). INFINITI also introduced sub-production lines and worked in collaboration with other departments to create new jigs for certain components. 

 

For example, manufacturing, design and engineering teams at the Tochigi plant worked very closely together to ensure that a new trunk lid feature for Q60 could be realised with the highest quality. In a world’s first application, the trunk lid is a hybrid combination of a resin skin on a steel frame - giving INFINITI designers more freedom to develop shapes that can then be built in a single part.

 

Thanks to these production enhancements, the road-going version of the Q60 remains strikingly faithful to the original concept design.

 

On the Q60 production line, 216 highly-skilled ‘Takumi’ – artisans – have been carefully selected from the 4,500-strong workforce. INFINITI’s Takumi not only require a particularly high level of technical knowledge, they are specially trained in premium vehicle manufacturing and have a deep understanding of the INFINITI brand and its core values.

 

Takumi working in the Q60 Paint Shop, for instance, are equipped to detect a 0.1 mm deviation in paint thickness. Takumi work across body press, welding, painting, assembly and quality assurance, and – true to the Japanese philosophy of ‘Kaizen’, that of continuous improvement – undergo regular training in new techniques and skills.

 

From the Takumi, a further six ‘Meister Takumi’ were selected – those with the highest understanding of premium car production and the expectations of INFINITI’s customers – to ensure the manufacturing process at the plant itself is fully attuned with the unique blend of attributes that differentiate INFINITI’s products from its rivals.

 

Scheduled servicing costs

The INFINITI Service Assure program is available at any authorised Infiniti workshop and offers Australian Q60 customers a transparent and convenient scheduled servicing program.

 

The program is available for all models in the Australian Infiniti vehicle range. For the 3.0- litre V6 twin-turbo model variants, scheduled servicing intervals are every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever occurs first. The approximate prices (including GST) for each of the first three scheduled services at an authorised Infiniti Service Centre are listed below:

  • Scheduled service 1: $331.00
  • Scheduled service 2: $570.00
  • Scheduled service 3: $331.00

 

New-Vehicle Warranty

A comprehensive four-year / 100,000 kilometre new-vehicle warranty is applied to all models sold in the Australian Infiniti new-vehicle range. Premium roadside assistance support package is also provided for this period, a service which provides roadside assistance coverage for the INFINITI owner’s non-INFINITI cars in their household.

Australian Prices: The New Infiniti Q60 Range
Model and Grade  MSRP*  Est. Driveaway** 
Q60 2.0-litre Turbo-Petrol I4     
Q60 2.0t GT (released Nov. 2016)  $62,900  $69,935
Q60 2.0t GT with Enhancement Pack (released Nov. 2016)  $65,900  $73,085 
Q60 Sport Premium (Now on Sale)  $70,900  $78,335 
Q60 3.0-litre Twin-Turbo Petrol V6     
Q60 3.0t Red Sport (Now on Sale)  $88,900  $97,235 

* Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail prices (MSRP) are provided for media purposes only do not include statutory charges or other on-road costs.

** Maximum recommended drive-away price for vehicle in Victoria including 12 months’ registration, 12 months’ CTP and applicable statutory charges, dealer delivery and administration charges. Price is based on a private owner aged 40 with a good driving record and the vehicle being garaged in Victoria. Prices may differ depending on State purchased, individual’s personal circumstances and will vary from dealer to dealer. Premium paint is available at additional cost.

#Figures tested in accordance with ADR81/02 (combined test). Figures stated for the purposes of comparison amongst vehicles only. Actual fuel consumption depends on factors such as traffic conditions, vehicle condition, how you drive and any accessories fitted.

About Infiniti

INFINITI Motor Company Ltd. is headquartered in Hong Kong with sales operations in over 50 countries. The INFINITI brand was launched in 1989. Its range of premium automobiles is currently built in manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States, United Kingdom and China. INFINITI plans to also expand manufacturing into Mexico by 2017.

INFINITI design studios are located in Atsugi-Shi near Yokohama, London, San Diego and Beijing.

INFINITI is in the middle of a major product offensive. The brand has been widely acclaimed for its daring design and innovative driver-assistance technologies.

From the 2016 season, INFINITI is a technical partner of the Renault Sport Formula One team, contributing its expertise in hybrid performance.

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