Currently, in the second generation, this model represents the Japanese manufacturer in the segment of luxury coupes. The current version has been around since 2017 and it looks like the company prepares some updates for the 2021 Infiniti Q60. The exact details are still unknown but it looks like this will be more than just a mid-size refresh. Besides updated styling, the new model is also about to come with significant-tech updates and other interior novelties. Finally, we expect to see a new hi-performance version, powered by an advanced hybrid system that delivers full 500 horsepower. We expect to see the new model sometime in the next year.
- Wide range of powerful engines
- Upscale cabin
- New infotainment system
- Comfortable ride
- Poor fuel economy
- Small trunk
When it comes to the exterior changes, we expect to see those typical visual updates, which include tweaks in various areas of the car. Of course, the focus will be at the front end, where most changes are about to come. Still, we don’t expect to see too many modifications, considering that the current model looks extremely stylish and that it really doesn’t need too much work in this aspect to remain fresh.
On the other side, the latest reports suggest that the last-year Project Black S concept could enter serial production. Besides new powertrain, this version will come with several other upgrades, including numerous visual details that would accentuate its performance character. Also, this model will come with several mechanical modifications, starting from a new suspension setup, brakes and new titanium exhaust system.
Updates on the inside are expected as well. The current model already features a great-looking cabin but the fact is that rivals look even more impressive. This segment includes some pretty luxurious models, such as Audi Q5, BMW 4 Series and other models, which are also pretty opulent on the inside. Therefore, the 2021 Infiniti Q60 is about to come with novelties on the inside. We expect to see some tweaks to the dashboard, such as smaller button reconfiguration, new materials, and interior color schemes.
Still, the most important upgrade will probably be the new infotainment system. It’s no secret that the current infotainment system feels outdated, not just in the Q60, but in all Infiniti models. Therefore, the Japanese manufacturer is working on a new one, which will be much more up to date, with new functions, better graphics and, of course, a larger touchscreen. Also, we expect that smartphone goodies like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will finally be in the offer.
As we already mentioned, the biggest novelty for the 2021 Infiniti Q60 should be a new Black S version, which is about to utilize the new hybrid system, which is based on a familiar twin-turbo V6 engine and deliver a total output of around 500 horsepower. More precise details about this powertrain are yet to come, but we have no doubt that performances will be impressive.
Other than a new hybrid system, the 2021 Infiniti Q60 will continue in the same way. The base turbo-four has been discontinued recently, so there are two V6 options. In both cases, this coupe comes with a 3.0-liter V6 engine, which in base variant delivers around 300 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. An optional version is a serious performer, as it delivers full 400 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come standard with a 7-speed automatic transmission.
2021 Infiniti Q60 Release Date and Price
As you can see, there is a lot of updates to come with the 2021 Infiniti Q60. Therefore, we presume that the release date will be scheduled for some earlier date than usual, but still in the second half of the next year. When it comes to the price, base models will go around $41,000. Details about the new hybrid version are still unavailable.