Infiniti Q60 Convertible (2009–2015)
- August 2008: Infiniti released a first picture of the G37 Convertible
- June 2009: Final European specifications confirmed for the new Infiniti G37 Convertible
- December 2012
Infiniti released a first picture of the G37 Convertible
Later debuted at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Sales have initially been confirmed only for the US market where it will be launched early in 2009.
Based on the G37 Coupé, the G37 Convertible promises beautiful styling and the dynamic performance worthy of an Infiniti G. The G37 Convertible will feature a three-piece automatic retracting hardtop, to keep a coupé-like roofline, and the option of a unique interior treatment. Audio and air conditioning systems have been tuned to operate perfectly with the top up or down.
The G37 Convertible is under study for launch in Europe where it would join its sister G models, the G37 Sedan and Coupé, in Infiniti Centres which begin opening across the Continent from October. G37 Convertible comes with same standard 3.7-litre V6 engine with VVEL (for Variable Valve Event and Lift), rated at 320PS.
Final European specifications confirmed for the new Infiniti G37 Convertible
Infiniti’s fifth model that will be delivered to UK customers from September 2009. Accelerates to 60mph in 6.0 seconds and onto a limited top speed of 155mph. Comprehensively equipped as standard with features expected of a luxury Convertible. First Infiniti product in the world to feature Connectiviti, the brand’s new information and entertainment system: available HDD navigation system premiers Michelin Green Guide. Uniquely Convertible features including Bose Personal® speakers, air conditioned seats and adaptive climate control.
Offered in a choice of two comprehensively equipped models, both featuring a metal three-piece folding roof. Power comes from a 3.7-litre, V6 petrol engine that supplies 320PS to the rear wheels. One of the faster four-seater Convertibles on the market.
Included in the price of the GT are 19” alloy wheels with sports brakes, a wind deflector, leather seats, active cornering Bi-Xenon headlamps and LED rears, dual-zone adaptive climate control with automatic air recirculation, the Infiniti Intelligent Key, as well as heated and electrically adjustable front seats, and Infiniti’s self-healing Scratch Shield Paint.
Allso feature a new information and entertainment system called Connectiviti. In the GT version it includes a powerful seven-speaker audio system incorporating a CD player with MP3 disc compatibility as well as a 2GB Music Box and iPod/USB compatibility, Bluetooth phone connection with voice controls, parking sensors and a rear view camera. One of the few options available is Infiniti’s seven-speed automatic transmission with magnesium paddle shifters.
GT Premium version has Connectiviti+. The “+” means a standard 30Gb HDD navigation system with a 3D Points of Interest information bank supplied by Michelin Green Guide – a world first. Available routes include a scenic option and information is given about spots worth stopping along the way. The driver can be also made aware of fixed speed camera locations and the prevailing speed limit.
The music box can now store up to 10GB of music – that’s around 300 CDs – and this, along with the navigation system, can be operated by one of four ways including a high resolution touch screen. The electric, leather front seats now have a memory function linking the driver’s seat position to the car’s Intelligent Key and, unusually, they can be cooled as well as heated. Finally the front seat headrests incorporate a pair of unique Bose Personal® speakers as part of the 13-speaker Bose® Premium Sound System. It also has the facility to filter out background noise and adjusts the equalisation settings depending on whether the top is up or down.
48 colour and trim combinations. One choice reserved for the GT Premium with automatic transmission is Monaco Red leather with red stained maple wood. This dramatic combination can be revealed in just 25 seconds, the time it takes for the Convertible to be transformed from top up to top down. The operation can be performed from inside the car. Or for the less bashful, from outside by pressing a button on the door handle.
Name was changed from G37 Convertible to Q60 Convertible as part of the Infiniti move to simplify its range with a new naming structure.