It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for aside from delivery day, production of the Q60 has begun at Infiniti’s Tochigi plant in Japan.
First shown as a concept model at the North American International Auto Show in 2015 and then unveiling the production model at the same show this year, the Q60 will be the start of a new chapter for the Tochigi plant.
In order to produce the Q60, the plant’s production line had to be upgraded first and new innovative manufacturing processes had to be implemented.
A new paint booth was added just for the Dynamic Sandstone Red paint finish that is so far limited to the Q60 only. This special paint booth will allow the plant workers more control when it comes to paint thickness and quality. If you do decide to get the Dynamic Sandstone Red paint, know that it was the result of testing several hundred different paint formulas and application processes so quality is assured.
Also, new tooling machinery was added to produce the model specific resin trunk lid along with new deep-body stamping technology for the Q60’s sharply angled body. Nothing leaves the plant without a final, thorough check using a new lighting system and a camera and video system.
Every little detail was looked into including those who were charged with producing the coupes. Out of the plant’s 4,500 workers, 216 master craftsmen were chosen to work on Infiniti’s production line and this select group is called Takumi. They constantly undergo intensive training in order to learn new skills and techniques, skills they will use to produce your Q60.
You can rest easy knowing that your future Q60’s production is in good hands.