Infiniti has confirmed 2022 will be the final year of the Q60.
Infiniti announced today that it will not carry the Infiniti Q60 into the 2023 model year, killing one of the last genuinely sporty vehicles it makes. From here on out, the brand will focus on its more popular models, including better-selling crossovers and SUVs. Infiniti told CarBuzz that production would run through the end of this year.
It's, unfortunately, a familiar story.
An automaker kills its sports car due to poor sales, choosing to focus instead on luxury SUVs, crossovers, and those darned profits everyone is going on about all the time. Then, everyone takes to the internet to mourn another dead model, and here we are again. We can't say we're surprised to see the Q60 go, as we predicted its demise in August last year.
Infiniti expects dealers to have units well into next year. So, you'll be able to scoop one up before the Q60 Coupe truly bites the dust and becomes another double-page spread in the automotive history books.
"In the meantime, we will focus on the most popular luxury automotive segments such as crossovers and SUVs, as well as our first EV that we recently announced will be built in a manufacturing plant here in the US," Infiniti told us.
That was just about all the brand had to say about its now-dead luxury coupe, choosing instead to focus on the future.
By the time this year is out, the only car left in Infiniti's range will be the traditional four-door sedan, the Q50.
The rest of Infiniti's lineup comprises crossovers, CUVs, and SUVs, ranging from the QX50 to the QX80, the brand's Armada-based luxury SUV.
While the QX80 is undoubtedly the brand's flagship now, the Q60 held top-dog status as the brand's performance offering, making up to 400 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Infiniti has teased a sedan-ish EV, but the majority of its EVs will only be available by 2030.
The arrival of the new Nissan Z also renders the Q60 irrelevant. You get the same 400-horsepower engine at a more reasonable price, wrapped in a more desirable body, with a prestigious badge pasted on the rear.
With that in mind, we doubt we'll ever see another Infiniti like the Q60 again.