After hanging on for a few years in its old duds, the INFINITI Q60 Coupe finally received a full redesign in 2017. Because of this fresh look, we expect the 2018 Q60 to be a carryover model.
The redesigned 2017 Q60 Coupe retained the general proportions of the previous generation, but it modernized the aging coupe and aligned it with the rest of INFINITI’s revamped models. For 2018, we expect this look to remain unchanged.
Inside, the new Q60 features a significant upgrade that puts it on par with the equally impressive Q50 sedan. The interior is not overly stylized or luxurious, but it is well-laid-out and functional. Like the exterior, we anticipate no changes inside the 2018 Q60’s cabin.
With its looks remaining the same, there is no reason to expect any changes to its standard features. Like any luxury coupe, the 2018 Q60 will come well-equipped with 19-inch wheels, LED headlights and fog lights, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone auto climate control, eight-way power front seats, leatherette upholstery, a dual-touchscreen infotainment system, a six-speaker audio system, and satellite radio.
In the new generation, the Q60 gains a slew of new powertrains, including a base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 208 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Upstream from that engine is the 3.0-liter V6 with 300 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque at its disposal. Topping out the range in the Red Sport 400 model is a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 that cranks out 400 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. These specs should all carry into 2018 without change.
The IIHS hasn’t tested the new-generation Q60 for safety yet, but its sibling, the Q50, received good ratings in four of the five crash tests (the small-overlap test hasn’t been completed) and a superior rating in the front-crash prevention test. Because of its missing small-overlap test, the Q50 missed being a Top Safety Pick. It’s likely the Q60 will have these same results once it undergoes testing.
Expect a full review closer to launch.