Detroit LIVE: 2017 Infiniti Q60

Infiniti\'s new coupe bares all in Detroit.

Infiniti put the finishing touches on the overhaul of its bread-and-butter lineup in Detroit Monday with the introduction of the 2017 Q60 coupe--the all-new, two-door variant of the Q50 sedan.

While the outgoing Q60 variants were all essentially G37 coupes with new badges on the trunk, the 2017 is the first year of the ground-up redesign.

The 2017 Q60 is low, with intricately sculpted body work giving it aggressive visual width. Up front, the grille takes center stage, with a distinct chrome surround that doesn't quite reach the headlamps, which themselves are thin and swept back from the nose. A thinner, more aggressive lower trapezoidal grille is flanked by what look to be chrome-accented LED fog lights.

In profile, the Q60 has the conventional fenders-first attitude of most modern cars. A single pinch line runs parallel to the greenhouse from front to rear, connecting the tops of the fenders and accentuating the taper from each to the doors. In the rear, the greenhouse tapers to a subtle integrated trunk lid ducktail, which has become a signature of Infiniti's small coupes.

The changes for 2017 are more than just skin-deep, however. While Inifiniti's announcement was a little light on details, it does confirm that the 300- and 400-horsepower variants of the new "VR" series V6 will make their way under the hood of the Q60 coupe. If it follows the pattern set by the Q50 sedan, a four-cylinder producing roughly 200 horsepower should power the base model, and a 360-horsepower hybrid variant could be on the horizon as well.

Stay tuned to Leftlane for additional details as the official launch of the Q60 approaches.

Live photos by Brian Williams.

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