Production of the all-new Infiniti Q60 Sports Coupe has begun at the company’s manufacturing facility in Tochigi, Japan, which features a brand new dedicated spray booth solely for the new Dynamic Sandstone Red paint job.
The painting process of the deep glossy red shade has to be meticulously done, and through the new sprayshop, painters would be able to better control paint thickness and quality. Out of the 4,500-strong workforce, only 216 highly-skilled Takumi (master craftsmen) were carefully selected to work on the Infiniti production line.
Just to recap, the Q60 is the successor to the old G37 Coupe, and is powered by two engines – an entry-level 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 205 hp and 350 Nm of torque, as well as a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 engine (from the Nissan VR family). There are two tunes to the V6; a 296 hp, 400 Nm setup and a hotter 398 hp, 475 Nm option. The old 3.7-litre naturally aspirated V6 has been retired. Only one choice of transmission is offered, that is the seven-speed automatic with Adaptive Shift Control.
Currently, the Q60 (with the 3.7-litre motor) listed on Infiniti Malaysia’s website carries a starting price of RM411k. With production already underway, perhaps the new Q60 will find its way to Malaysian shores sooner than we think.