And the changes are very minor.
Late last summer, we learned the future of the Infiniti Q60 is not looking too good. Then again, the future of nearly all luxury coupes is equally grim. Already a relatively niche segment, longtime customers are continuing to make the switch to luxury crossovers. But for model year 2021, the Q60 soldiers on, and the Japanese brand has just announced pricing and some minor changes.
There are two new exterior color options, Grand Blue and Slate Gray. Rain-sensing wipers are now standard on all trim levels. And that's it. But despite those changes, the 2021 Q60 Pure will see its base price increase to $41,650 for rear-wheel-drive models, over a $300 difference from last year. Adding all-wheel-drive is a $2,000 option. Next up is the $50,200 Q60 Luxe and AWD is, once again, $2k extra.
Infiniti has added new standard items here that supposedly justifies the $4,700 difference from the base Pure such as semi-aniline leather-appointed seats, driver's side power lumbar and side bolsters, heated front seats and steering wheel, and remote engine start.
The Essential Package, meanwhile, is optional for an additional $2,050 and includes advanced climate control, navigation with lane guidance, and a power tilt and telescoping wheel. Numerous driver-assist systems are also included like blind-spot warning and lane departure warning. Buyers can also now get Dynamic Sunstone Red exterior paint.
Lastly, there's the Q60 Red Sport 400. Unlike the Pure and Luxe trims' twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 with 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, the Red Sport 400 boasts an upgraded version of that engine with a total of 400 hp and 350 lb-ft.
Other performance-focused features include an adaptive suspension, upgraded brakes, and carbon fiber trim inside. However, this all comes at a price. The 2021 Q60 Red Sport 400 will begin at $58,100 for RWD models and $60,100 for AWD. A ProActive Package consisting of several driver-assist features costs an additional $1,700.
Will 2021 be the Q60's final model year? It's certainly possible but Infiniti has not yet confirmed this. In any case, orders for the 2021 Q60 lineup have already started and they'll be in dealerships before the end of the year.