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Infiniti Q60 now on sale in Australia from $62,900

November 25, 2016

The new Infiniti Q60 sport-luxury coupe has touched down in Australia in 2.0T form, with the impressively-powerful Red Sport 3.0TT arriving early next year. The Q60 is the successor of the G coupe.

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Infiniti has given its latest coupe a distinct design synonymous with the Japanese brand. At the front are sharp details with the headlights angled toward the protruding chrome-trimmed grille, with an integrated front lip spoiler lower down and some aggressive fog light clusters.

Under the bonnet local buyers will first be offered the 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine producing 155kW and 350Nm. It consumes 7.7L/100km on the combined cycle while offering a respectable 0-100km/h sprint time of 7.3 seconds.

As standard, the base-spec GT comes with Rack Electronic Power Steering which, Infiniti says, offers an in-control driving experience with various driving modes to choose from. All models come with a seven-speed automatic with rear-wheel drive in Australia.

Inside, Infiniti has introduced a twin touch-screen setup with an 8.0-inch unit at the top for things like sat-nav and a 7.0-inch unit at the bottom for in-car apps. Available for the first time is a 13-speaker Bose Performance Series sound system. This is apparently the first time the system has been offered in a production vehicle.

Perhaps the most exciting news is the arrival of the 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 Red Sport variant. It comes with the potent V6 that debuted in the Q50 sedan recently, belting out 298kW of power and 475Nm. It arrives in March. See below for all starting prices (excluding on-road costs):

Infiniti Q50 2.0T GT – $62,900
Infiniti Q50 2.0T GT with Enhancement Pack – $65,900
Infiniti Q50 2.0T Sport Premium (arrives March) – $70,900

Infiniti Q50 3.0TT Red Sport (arrives March) – $88,900

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He’s obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.