2014 Infiniti Q60 | new car review

Posted on Apr 1, 2014 by
2014 Infiniti Q60
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AEDAED 178,000 - 220,000
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 90%
  • Interior
    Editor: 70%
  • Quality
    Editor: 70%
  • Features
    Editor: 80%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

Adding to the confusion, has gone ahead and rebadged its G37 to Q60. In substance, nothing major has been changed in the or since 2007, except the badge on the back. If it isn’t a dressed up Nissan you’re after, however, the BMW 4-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class are your other options.

Pros

The Q60 by Infiniti is priced a lot more reasonably than its competitors.

Cons

The interior could do with a major revamp.

Looks

As much as I’m against this whole ‘Q’ naming convention, there’s no denying that the Q60 is a striking vehicle. Flaunting many of the same curves as its sedan sibling up front, it is at the rear that the Q60 Convertible and Coupe really begin to stand out. Much like couples watches, the Q60 Convertible is likely to appeal to the petite sorts that hail from Venus, while the bulkier Coupe is definitely the one most men would prefer.

2014 Infiniti Q60 Coupe front

Feels

Much like the G-Sedan, there is a typical Nissan aura to the interior, but being Nissan’s sibling that enjoys the finer things in life, Infiniti has used better quality leather and softer materials throughout the cabin. The dashboard is fuss-free and quite nicely put together, with the highlight being the infotainment system that sits neatly in the centre.

2014 Infiniti Q60 Convertible interior

Engineering

The feature list on the Q60 is rather long, and surprisingly, the majority of features fall into the ‘standard’ category. Although magnesium paddle shifter, HID headlamps and a 11 speaker Bose sound system are standard affair, the more exciting features such as a rear spoiler, Bluetooth and 4 Wheel Active Steer System (4WAS) are all that you’ll have to dig deeper into your pockets for.

2014 Infiniti Q60 Convertible side - 2

What’s on offer?

Under the hood of the 2014 Infiniti Q60 resides a 3.7 litre V6 engine that whips out 329 horsepower and 360 Nm of torque. Mated to a 7 speed automatic transmission with Downshift Rev Matching (DRM), the Q60 reaches the 100 km/h marker at 5.6 seconds in Coupe guise and 6.2 seconds with the top lowered.

2014 Infiniti Q60 Coupe side

Summing it…

If it’s badge appeal you’re looking for, then I’m certain you wouldn’t even consider Infiniti and run straight to the BMW or Mercedes-Benz showroom. And that is fine, but just remember that while you’re there, the Q60 isn’t just better looking, but also AED 7,000 cheaper than the C-Class Coupe and AED 16,000 more attractive than the 4-Series Convertible.

2014 Infiniti Q60 Convertible side

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