In 2015, Infiniti has only managed to sell around 3,949 Q60 units across the United States. Since most of these belong to the coupe brand, convertible production will be shelved.
Based on information unveiled by the Motoring publication, Gerardo Carmona, an executive who leads the luxury brand's product strategy in Japan, says that no convertible will come out due to the low sales of the car.
In 2014, Johan de Nysschen has planned to roll out a proper brand that will go head-to-head with the BMW M and the Mercedes AMG. This happened during the launching of the 560-horsepower Q50 Eau Rouge at the Detroit auto presentation. The supposed production never saw daylight as Nysschen heads off to Cadillac.
When the Q60 debuted at the 2016 North American International Auto Show, the car becomes a hit. Here is a premium sport coupe that blended efficient performance with sharp design. There is an air of elegance all over it as seen on its bold proportions and muscular lines. With 3-liter V6 twin-turbo engine, the car has been engineered to push through the limits. Add to that the adaptive steering control and the digital suspension systems.
The Q60 runs on three different engines. There are the 300 horsepower and the 400 which offers an excellent power-to-efficiency ratio in premium coupe cars. Then there's also the four-cylinder 2-liter 208 HP engine.
The expansion of the Q60 in Japan has hit a skid as the Tochigi plant needed new equipment to build the coupe. The Nissan factory has been home to a model line that started with the G35 model in 2002. New deep-body stamping tools are necessary to install sharp creases in the bodywork. New apparatus are also needed to manufacture the unique trunk lid which is made of a resin skin on a steel frame. To ensure quality, new camera and lighting systems must be also on hand.