2015 Infiniti Q60 Convertible Is An Old Convertible With A New Feel
Passion and excitement in a boring car manufacturer can only be found in their sports cars, coupes or convertibles. Infiniti knows this and they are trying to make something out of themselves by creating convertibles. They have produced a few throughout the last decade, but the one that dominates in their world right now is the 2015 Infiniti Q60 Convertible.
True, the car dates back a long way. Revealed in this shape all the way back in 2009, it has not changed much in recent years. What is more, it remained the same for the 2015 model year as well, but that does not make it any less desirable. Oddly, it is not conspicuous as some other convertibles. If you have it, no one will really tell that you are an ostentatious guy who wants to be noticed at all costs. It is something of a gentleman’s convertible and that because Infiniti used all the conservative styling pieces found on classic sedans and added them here. While it may sell like a convertible for someone who just loves the wind in their hair, the fact is that the 2015 Infiniti Q60 Convertible, previously known as the G37 Convertible, has some outdated issues Infiniti ought to address.
First of all, the interior, despite being classy and quite opulent with the use of top-notch materials even by the standards of today’s best convertibles, lacks the ergonomic refinement of the newcomers in the class. Rear seat room is appalling, it lacks storage compartments and the looks of the interior are not the least on par with a car such as the Audi S5 Convertible, let alone with the BMW 4 series convertible. Its main advantage is the three-part metal roof. It can be operated with a touch of a button and it is clearly somewhat heavier than the cloth ones, but it adds rigidity and keeps all kind of sounds out of the cabin.
Now, riding characteristics have not been improved over the last few years, but with a manual transmission option, front engine, rear wheel drive setup and a potent 3.7L V6 with 330hp, the Q60 Convertible is not a slouch. It can be enjoyed in many ways including occasional hard tempered driving on the coastline where the car should come in its own. The sound and the sheer drama are clearly focused around the engine sourced from the 370Z and other Nissan cars. As it is a fairly good engine, the Infiniti should provide a nice and healthy dose of excitement getting to 60 mph in 6 seconds.
Even though this car is an old car, it still has nice equipment with a whole lot of toys and gadgets which will probably work with the newest smartphones and other devices. That is kind of nice. What is more, the 2015 Infiniti Q60 Convertible has all the good safety stuff you could expect from a new car. In addition, buyers can opt for a lot of additional stuff, with the most important things being a sport-tuned suspension, larger brakes, better steering or a slightly better exhaust in the top of the line versions.