For the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, Infiniti prepared the Q60 Concept, a vehicle that previews a new vehicle as well as a new design philosophy for the upcoming models. The teaser released by the Japanese company owned by Nissan shows muscular lines, with well-defined contours.
The wheels are placed out at the corners and the Q60 Concept, while the overall proportions make an unmistakable design statement and add to the exhilaration of the performance coupe. We also expect to see plenty of design elements borrowed from the Q80 Inspiration Concept, unveiled by Infiniti at the 2014 Paris Motor Show.
This four-door fastback featured a big front grille as well as stylish LED headlights, while the rear end showed LED taillights and chromed tailpipes. Under the hood, the Q80 Inspiration featured a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 petrol engine, combined with an electric motor.
The total output delivered by the hybrid system is 550 hp but the big surprise is that fuel consumption is just 5.5 l/100 km (42.8 mph), with CO3 emissions limited at 129 g/km.
The Infiniti design team intended to fashion a sports car with a strong road bearing to equal its premium performance. And the outcome is instantly apparent from the accurate lines, crisp edges, prominent body side dips – all this coming together to provide the Q60 Concept an impressive posture on the road.
Crouching down at a length of 4690 mm (184.6 inches), a width of 1865 mm (73.4 inches), and a height of 1370 mm (53.9 inches), the two-doored concept vehicle is as athletic when it is moving in motion as when it is at rest, with coupe-like exterior outlines that fuel desire and ambition.
The character outlines coursing along the length of the vehicle, from the double-arched grille to the streamlined rear spoiler, provide the automobile with a confident appearance from front to back. Along its sides, the shoulder recesses with such a remarkable depth that it magnifies the appearance of the interior.
Design team also accentuated the wheels to provide the Q60 Concept with a sporty silhouette. Wearing attractive spokes in matte black and highly glossed black chromes, the recessed 21” wheels fill the wheel arches and create a dominant stance for the concept.
The identical sophistication refinement on the exterior also appears within each tiny detail inside, conjuring a high-quality atmosphere with solid textures and detailed artistry.
Sewn by hand, the leather-wrapped instrument dash, steering wheel, and inserts along the door all testify to customised flair. The door, accented with carbon fibre, also resonates with the car’s performance. Superior driver-focused controls innately build driver assurance.
The seat design also complements the car's personality. A range of leathers is among the highlights used to reveal the finest comfort, from exceptional saddle leather to thickened quilted cushion. Even the often-ignored rear passengers receive elegant bucket seats, contributing to the car’s premium atmosphere.