The all-new IN­FINITI Q60 Coupe ar­rives

‘Pow­er­ful el­e­gance’ de­signed for some peo­ple

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

Build­ing on a legacy that started back in 2002 with the G35 Coupe, the all new IN­FINITI Q60 ar­rives in 2017 to epit­o­mize the ethos set by an in­spir­ing leader in the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try. “IN­FINITI is not about do­ing what ev­ery­one else is do­ing. It is not about copy­ing tra­di­tional, con­ser­va­tive no­tions of lux­ury. We will not try to be all things to all peo­ple, but ev­ery­thing to some peo­ple”, fa­mously re­flected Car­los Ghosn, for­mer Chair­man and CEO of Re­nault-Nis­san Al­liance, the strate­gic part­ner­ship which IN­FINITI forms a part of.

The Q60 is a driver cen­tric, pas­sen­ger minded Coupe with pow­er­ful el­e­gance and strik­ing per­for­mance. The driver en­joys a to­tally in-con­trol ex­pe­ri­ence in the high­back, high-bol­ster seats that are new­ly­de­signed to lower the load on the spine and sup­port the shoul­ders. The ex­te­rior’s flow­ing sculp­tural lines and strong, mus­cu­lar pro­por­tions com­mu­ni­cate dy­namism, rep­re­sent­ing a dar­ing vis­ual ex­pres­sion of the car’s per­for­mance.

The IN­FINITI Q60 Red Sport 400 en­sures that its speed and power are well felt with its 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo en­gine. Gen­er­at­ing a stag­ger­ing 400hp, the all-new Q60 en­gine is de­signed to of­fer en­hanced per­for­mance while maintaining high lev­els of ef­fi­ciency.

The steer­ing wheel is sleeker and more per­for­mance based than ever, en­sur­ing flaw­less driv­abil­ity that trig­gers the senses. The driver gets to choose from seven per­son­al­ized modes to cus­tom­ize steer­ing per­for­mance ac­cord­ing to their pre­ferred driv­ing style.

The Q60 de­liv­ers a con­fi­dence-in­spir­ing and per­son­al­ized ex­pe­ri­ence be­hind the wheel, which epit­o­mizes IN­FINITI’s ded­i­ca­tion to de­vel­op­ing new and in­no­va­tive driv­ing tech­nolo­gies.

The Q60 is fully cus­tom­iz­a­ble through the Drive Mode Se­lec­tor (DMS) - ac­cessed through the 8-inch up­per touch­screen. The sys­tem al­lows the drive mode to be se­lected from the fol­low­ing avail­able op­tions: ‘Stan­dard’, ‘Snow’, ‘Eco’, ‘Sport’, ‘Sport+’ (new for cer­tain mod­els), and ‘Per­sonal’.

Em­ploy­ing a sig­na­ture IN­FINITI de­sign cues to com­mu­ni­cate uni­fy­ing features such as the dou­ble-arch grille and the cres­cent­cut C-pillars - which arc forward and em­pha­size the car’s dy­namic qual­ity - the Q60 is in­stantly rec­og­niz­able.

The deeper grille is in­set from the body, com­mu­ni­cat­ing a stronger con­nec­tion to the en­gine. LED head­lights, em­ploy­ing ‘light guide tech­nol­ogy’ to spread light evenly on the road ahead, are de­signed to em­u­late the shape of the hu­man eye, pro­vid­ing an al­lur­ing ‘face’ to the car. The car’s ag­gres­sive stance gives a greater im­pres­sion of sta­bil­ity and in-con­trol driv­ing po­ten­tial, while its lower cen­tre of grav­ity has a pos­i­tive over­all ef­fect on driv­ing dy­nam­ics.

The Q60 features newly-de­signed 19inch alu­minium al­loy wheels as stan­dard. The ‘Red Sport 400’ mod­els - more per­for­mance-ori­ented ver­sions of the car - have wider wheels and tires at the rear, con­tribut­ing to a more ag­gres­sive stance while also im­prov­ing han­dling and grip with a higher ca­pac­ity for lat­eral G-forces. The wheel gaps - the spa­ces be­tween tires and wheel arches - are tighter than ever, fur­ther low­er­ing the vis­ual vol­ume of the car and giv­ing it a low, pow­er­ful stance.

“Our ‘Pow­er­ful El­e­gance’ form lan­guage makes IN­FINITI ve­hi­cles in­stantly rec­og­niz­able, but rather than ap­ply­ing con­straints and lim­i­ta­tions upon the artistry and cre­ativ­ity of de­sign, it is con­stantly evolv­ing to re­tain its fresh and con­tem­po­rary edge - above all, Q60 brings this phi­los­o­phy to life,” ex­plained Al­fonso Al­baisa, for­mer IN­FINITI Ex­ec­u­tive De­sign Di­rec­tor.

The in­cred­i­ble Stu­dio on Wheels IN­FINITI au­dio sys­tem features three woofers that cre­ate an im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ence with deep fre­quen­cies brought to life. Work­ing with acous­tic glass and noise can­celling tech­nol­ogy, the sys­tem repli­cates the rich­ness of live per­for­mances. The Q60 is equipped with IN­FINITI’s InTouch ad­vanced in­fo­tain­ment setup, al­low­ing oc­cu­pants to per­son­al­ize the in­te­rior en­vi­ron­ment of the Q60 ac­cord­ing to their pref­er­ences, and can store pro­files for mul­ti­ple driv­ers. InTouch is able to mem­o­rize more than 200 set­tings that the in­di­vid­ual can pro­gram them­selves.

The Q60 en­ables own­ers to ac­cess a Ve­hi­cle Health Re­port, pro­vid­ing a monthly over­view of the car’s sta­tus re­gard­ing ABS, airbags, brakes, en­gine, oil pres­sure, and tire pres­sure. InTouch then alerts the driver if any ac­tion or ser­vic­ing is re­quired.

With safety a cen­tral con­cern, the Q60 is equipped with six airbags and in­cludes safety tech­nolo­gies that ac­tively pro­tect peo­ple in and around the car. The com­pre­hen­sive safety features of­fer the ultimate peace-of-mind, as hazard mon­i­tor­ing and avoid­ance sys­tems sig­nif­i­cantly re­duce risk of in­ci­dents. The Q60 comes in 10 ex­te­rior col­ors in­clud­ing ‘Dy­namic Sun­stone Red’ and ‘So­lar Mica’ that are com­pletely new to the IN­FINITI range.

Stu­dio on Wheels

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