Infiniti’s BMW 4-Series and Mercedes C-Class coupe fighter, the new Q60 Coupe, is now rolling down the assembly line in Tochigi, Japan.
The coupe replaces the aging and finally discontinued G37 that was no longer doing Infiniti any favors. The new Q60 is hugely important in Infiniti’s attempt to become competitive once again in its segment and bring the brand back into the spotlight. You can check out our earlier post 6 Reasons to Love the Q60 here.
It’s definitely taken awhile to gear up for production at the Japan plant. That’s because Infiniti says it took some new processes to build the Q60’s sharp angels and body lines. It installed deep-body stamping equipment to make those sharp creases. Plus, it installed new tooling to build the model’s unique trunk lid made of a resin skin on a steel frame.
There is also a dedicated paint booth for the Q60’s “Dynamic Sandstone Red” paint process. Infiniti says the glossy, deep red finish required a new painting set-up. Some of it’s done by hand, some of it with machines.
All of this is done under new lighting and the watchful eye of camera systems to ensure quality.
The 2017 Q60 is due to hit the road in September starting at $38,950. A 2017 Q60 Red Sport 400 will arrive at some point later.
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