Infiniti will launch its Q60 sports coupe in October at prices starting from £33,990.
Initially the car will only be available with a four-cylinder 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine of 208hp – a 400hp 3-litre twin-turbo V6 will join the range later.
First unveiled at the Geneva show in March 2016 (click here for video) the Q60 is expected to rival the Audi A5 and the BMW 4 Series, and replaces the G37 in the model range offered by Nissan’s upmarket sister brand.
At 4683mm long and 1850mm wide, on a 2850mm wheelbase, it outstretches its predecessor in all areas.
As standard the engines will be mated to seven-speed auto transmissions and rear-wheel drivetrains, though all-wheel-drive will also be available.
Infiniti claims that the Q60 will deliver a balance of compliant ride and agile handling, aided by the brand’s new Dynamic Digital Suspension, engineered to offer improved handling responses and agility alongside enhanced ride comfort, this aided by new dampers.
The Direct Adaptive Steering, meanwhile, has been upgraded to a second-generation version, which Infiniti says offers high levels of steering feel and feedback, while the Drive Mode Selector will permit drivers to personalise and tailor the steering to suit their own preferences.
Infiniti registered 280 new cars on the UK market in August, some 618 per cent up on the 39 recorded in August 2015. Year to date the brand has sold 2244 cars, 186 per cent better than at the same point in 2015.