2015 Infiniti Q60 Convertible

A vehicle that stands apart from competition with seductive coupe-like styling and exhilarating performance.

The 2015 Infiniti Q60 Convertible remains one of the most seductive vehicles in its class. Created around the central idea that a luxury performance convertible should look equally inviting with its top up or down – and be equally enjoyable to drive with the roof up or down – the Q60 Convertible combines grace and performance with signature Infiniti attention to detail.

Every Q60 Convertible comes equipped with a standard 3.7-litre VQ-series V6 with VVEL (for Variable Valve Event and Lift) rated at 325 horsepower. The engine is backed by a choice of an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with available magnesium paddle shifters or a responsive close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission.

Seductive Styling Inside and Out

The Q60 Convertible maintains a coupe-like silhouette with the top up through the use of a special three-piece "clamshell" retractable hardtop, which allows for both a stylish shorter rear overhang and a low trunk lid. Compared to Q60 Coupe, the Q60 Convertible utilizes body panels from the A-pillar back, along with a 1.1-inch wider overall width, wider rear track and modified rear suspension.

The Q60 Convertible's interior design combines sophistication, craftsmanship and thoughtfulness with unique, available systems created to enhance the open-air driving experience. The driver-oriented cockpit features a redesigned centre console (automatic transmission only) with a higher quality appearance, an Infiniti signature instrument panel design with Infiniti electroluminescent instrumentation with white illumination colour scheme, integrated multi-function information drive computer display and signature Infiniti analogue clock.

The double hand-stitched leather-covered steering wheel is designed for maximum comfort and usability, with standard wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls.

The 2015 Q60 Convertible's long list of comfort and convenience features includes: standard Infiniti Intelligent Key with Push Button Ignition and an Adaptive Dual Zone Climate Control System air conditioning system that adjusts to provide optimal comfort with the top up or down.

Other Q60 Convertible features include standard Bluetooth® Hands-free Phone System and the available Infiniti Navigation System with Streaming Audio via Bluetooth®.

Liberating Dynamic Performance

Like the Q60 Coupe, the Q60 Convertible's outstanding dynamic performance credentials start with a combination of its advanced FM platform and award-winning V6 engine.

The engine is mated to a choice of an electronically controlled 7-speed automatic transmission with manual mode, downshift rev matching, Drive Sport (DS) mode and Adaptive Shift Control (ASC). This allows for quicker shifts in sporty driving situations and available solid magnesium paddle shifters; or a responsive, lightweight close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission on the Q60 Convertible Sport MT.

Braking performance is provided by standard 4-wheel vented discs with 4-channel, 4-sensor Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. The Q60 Convertible Sport MT and AT models are enhanced with large ventilated rotors (14.0-inch front/13.8-inch rear) and aluminum four-piston calipers front/two-piston calipers rear, embossed with Infiniti lettering.

An Advanced Air Bag System (AABS) with dual-stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant classification sensor is standard, along with door-mounted curtain side-impact supplemental air bags for driver and front-seat passenger protection, front-seat-mounted side-impact supplemental air bags and front seat Active Head Restraints.

Three Well-Equipped Models

The 2015 Infiniti Q60 Convertible is available in three models: Q60 Convertible Sport MT, Q60 Convertible Sport AT and Q60 Convertible Premier Edition. Standard features include the Bose® Open Air Audio Sound System with 13 speakers and AudioPilot® 2.0 technology, and Bose® front seat Personal Speakers; Climate-Controlled seats with heating and cooling functions (non-Sport models); power tilt and telescoping steering wheel and steering column; driver's seat power lumbar support and Rear Sonar System.

The Q60 Convertible Premier Edition is a unique non-sport model that features a red leather interior with Red Tone Wood interior trim or a wheat leather interior with Maple Accents. This non-Sport model comes standard with the Infiniti Hard Drive Navigation System.

- Infiniti News Canada

CarAndTruck.caNov. 11, 2016