2017 Infiniti Q60 Redesign — What to Expect of 2017 Q60 Coupe?
The 2017 Infiniti Q60 coupe will be introduced at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Although the model, which will be unveiled on January 13th, is just a concept, it will be very similar to the production model, if not completely the same. The 2017 Q60 is a coupe whose redesign will add more flare to the Infiniti’s current lineup. Once they release it, it will be a very serious rival to the BMW 4-Series and the other luxury coupes on the market. Having in mind that the premiere of the concept is very close, the information about the coupe is deficient. However, in spite of the automaker’s strategies not to reveal the car’s features, we can estimate some of the basic characteristic that would be interesting. The 2017 Infiniti Q60 could be heavily influenced by the Q50 sedan. Those two are actually very close and the Q60’s appearance is just a coupe interpretation of the Q50’s style. However, there’s a new possibility that they’ve decided to introduce a new approach with the 2017 Q60. After the renaming strategy and new president, the redesigned coupe might be yet another major surprise the company brought us lately. It’s certain that the 2017 Q60 will be based on the Q80 Inspiration concept, but it’s questionable how far the automaker will go. There’s a possibility that they create a coupe which is completely different from the rest of the lineup. After the Detroit premiere, they’re going to need some time to prepare the production version, but the estimates are that the 2017 Infiniti Q60 release date will be sometime during fall 2015. If they manage release it a bit earlier, by the middle of the next year, it might be released as a 2016 model.
Is the New Q60 Going to Be Just a Coupe Iteration of Q50 Sedan?
Some speculations say that the 2017 Infiniti Q60 will use the same platform as the Q50 sedan. Of course, they will have to adjust it for the coupe’s purposes, so the wheelbase might be a little bit shorter. However, no matter how strange it may seem, the platform might be the only thing the 2017 Q60 would have in common with the Q50. They might have decided to make the car completely different in order to create an independent vehicle distinctive from the rest of the lineup. It’s certain that the appearance will be amazing. The automaker hired some rock-star designers with really great portfolios in order to make the 2017 Infiniti Q60 a beautiful piece of power and style.
Will 2017 Infiniti Q60 Be Based on Infiniti Q80 Inspiration Concept?
According to some reports, the 2017 Infiniti Q60 will use some of the design elements of the Q80 Inspiration concept. The concept was introduced at the 2014 Paris Auto Show. The new design language probably won’t be the only change. It seems that the automaker is going to employ a new, completely different strategy, resulting in surprisingly redesigned 2017 Infiniti Q60. It’s expected that the coupe comes with less weight than its direct rival the BMW 4-Series, but they probably won’t neglect the rest of the market niche. Since there are really powerful and popular vehicles, such as the Cadillac ATS Coupe, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe and the Audi A5 Coupe, the automaker has to make the new Q60 really brilliant. It simply has to impress the public with it style, features and performance.
As for the engine, the new coupe could use a new twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine. This mill was already introduced as the engine installed under the hood of the Q80 Inspiration. Of course, this is just an assumption, but having in mind that the two-door coupe will, reportedly, be heavily based on the Infiniti Q80 Inspiration, this could be a realistic option.
2017 Infiniti Q60 Release Date
As we already said, the concept that’s going to be very similar to the production version will be unveiled at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Currently, it isn’t known when the production model will be revealed, but the estimates are that the first units will be released sometime during the next fall. On the other hand, there are some reports which say that the 2017 Infiniti Q60 will be released early 2016.