Infiniti Q60 Coupe History
Originally known as the Infiniti G37 coupe, the Q60 Coupe recently underwent a name change to enhance its luxury image. With hardly any differences from the recent model years of the G37, the coupe still offers its customers a blend of performance and luxury, helping Infiniti reestablish itself as a luxury brand.
At the 2007 New York International Auto Show, the world received their first glimpse of the first G37 coupe, soon to become the Q60 with Infiniti’s new naming scheme. Produced at Hyundai’s Tochigi, Japan, assembly plant, the coupe represented the first time Nissan’s Variable Valve Event and Lift (VVEL) system was used on a production vehicle in the U.S. market, giving it an edge over other luxury vehicles.
With a new name comes an improved engine for the Q60 with the G37’s old 3.7-liter V6 engine receiving a slight bump in horsepower, now churning out a healthy 330. Though the current Q60 comes standard with a seven-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive, its various trim levels offer a six-speed manual or an all-wheel-drive system.
Reception of Infiniti Q60 Coupe
While many critics doubt the need for a name change, the love that they have for the luxury coupe is still there with overabundant praise for the car’s performance and opulent feel. Some feel that it’s not the most practical of cars, but that is what is expected from luxury coupes, which tend to be short on head- and legroom in the backseat.