New Infiniti Q60 coupe concept hints at replacement for ageing existing model.
Japanese luxury brand Infiniti has released a single image of the new Q60 coupe concept, ahead of its official debut at next week's Detroit motor show.
The concept is a premium four-seat coupe to rival cars like the BMW 4 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe and new Lexus RC coupe and hints at Infiniti’s replacement for the current Q60 – formerly known as the G37.
The show car’s design is derivative of the Q50 sedan while also showing clear relations to recent Infiniti concept cars like the Q80 Inspiration and high-performance Q50 Eau Rouge – a Q50 sedan with a twin-turbo Nissan GT-R heart.
Sharing its taught muscular side profile with the larger Q80 show car from October’s Paris motor show, the Q60 concept’s design also features side gills and overall proportions that are reminiscent of the sporty Eau Rouge.
The distinctive kink in the Q60 Concept’s window line is also something that has become common in recent Infiniti show and road cars.
New is the Detroit concept’s swollen grille, aggressive rear haunches that add a distinctive rear-drive flavour to the design, and Formula One-inspired lower front bumper that also mimics the Infiniti logo.
Wheels are 21-inch items inspired by jet turbine blades, while further mechanical information has not been released though Infiniti describes the Q60 concept as a ‘no compromise fusion of looks and speed’.
Interior images are yet to be released, but Infiniti says the concept seats four and features hand-stitched leather, carbon fibre and Alcantara trimmings.
The Q60 concept's production-ready appearance suggests it will reach production with only minor design alterations before going on sale in 2016.