Nissan Q60 review - Dealership
Nissan Q60 review - Dealership
Posted on May 21, 2020
Infiniti Q60 review from our dealership
The Infiniti Q60 is a luxury sports coupe launched in 2014, drawing immediate admiration from devotees of premium high-performance road vehicles. The model's lineup has recently been simplified, converting many optional extras into standard features across the range, and switching to AWD-only for the Canadian market. What else do you get with the 2020 Q60?
Looks and Style
The two-door Q60 announces its sports credentials from the moment you set eyes on it. Set low and wide, with sleek curves and a double-arch grille, it looks every inch a high-performance car which will turn plenty of heads on the highway.
Powertrain and Performance
There are two gasoline engine options for the 2020 Infiniti Q60, with a hybrid model on the horizon. Intriguingly, the prototype hybrid version is said to incorporate Formula One kinetic energy recovery technology for a longer range and higher performance.
The addition of this tech shows Infiniti's clear performance intent for the Q60, but for now, the gas powertrains provide all the power you could hope for from a street-legal luxury coupe.
The standard Q60 engine is a twin turbo, 3.0L V6 pushing out 300 horsepower and 295lb-ft of torque, passed through a seven-speed automatic transmission with manual shift and downshift rev matching.
This option is available on the Pure and Luxe trims, coupled to intelligent all-wheel drive on both models. Fuel economy figures of 12.3L / 100km (city) and 8.7L / 100km (highway) are firmly within the range expected for a powertrain of this level.
But if that engine power isn't enough, the Red Sport 400 model ups the horsepower ante to a full 400hp, with 350lb-ft of torque. As with the lower trims, there's a seven-speed auto transmission with intelligent AWD.
The Infiniti brand is all about luxury as well as raw performance, and the Q60 doesn't disappoint in this area. The Infiniti Intuition system saves climate control, audio, and driving preferences automatically for each intelligent key, providing each driver in the family with a personalised experience for every ride.
Instrumentation and infotainment is handled by dual HD colour screens, with an 8" upper display and a 7" lower one. Most functions including navigation can be voice activated and controlled, while a full set of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi systems make adding your smart devices a cinch.
Safety and Driver Assistance
With all that power available, it's reassuring that strong safety and driver assistance features are standard across the range. All Q60 modules include:
Advanced air bag system.
Anti-lock braking system with brake assist.
Forward emergency braking with pedestrian detection.
Blind spot warning and intervention.
Lane departure warnings with active lane control.
...and much more.
Infiniti Q60 Pricing
Thankfully, the Q60 avoids the eye-watering price tags placed on many of its direct competitors. With the base Luxe trim starting at $53,795 and rising to $65,295 for the top-level model, the Q60 provides a lot of car for the cash.
The Infiniti Q60 Verdict
With its searing performance, sleek looks, and luxurious levels of comfort the Q60 stands out, even among its admired Infiniti stablemates. And when you consider the realistic price compared to its competitors, the Q60 is an all-round winner.