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Seems like Infiniti will be making a Q60 hybrid according to a statement by Andy Palmer just recently:

"Every newcar that we bring will have within its lineup a hybrid," Andy Palmer, Nissan executive vice president
If they made it, would you buy it?
 

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I think the market will be small and the hybrid model is better suited for the sedan. With that said.. It would still be a great idea. The hybrid model would offer good value for those looking at the Q60 sedan.. Why? Because it adds better gas mileage which is becoming a high factor or value for buyers. In terms of a performance aspect the hybrid electric motors add a decent amount of torque across the entire RPM range. Who doesn't want more torque?

The better question is will the Q60 ever be AWD?
 

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I think the market will be small and the hybrid model is better suited for the sedan. With that said.. It would still be a great idea. The hybrid model would offer good value for those looking at the Q60 sedan.. Why? Because it adds better gas mileage which is becoming a high factor or value for buyers. In terms of a performance aspect the hybrid electric motors add a decent amount of torque across the entire RPM range. Who doesn't want more torque?

The better question is will the Q60 ever be AWD?
Yes a hybrid trim is better suited for the Q50 sedan but Infiniti bringing a Q60 hybrid sports coupe to market will make them trendsetters and offer up something unique to the market.

At the moment I can't think of any hybrid coupes that would actually be fun. IF Infiniti does this, expect the rest to follow.
 

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That is true. Like I said some will buy it but it is up to Infiniti to decide if it's a worthwhile investment. I figure if they already invested in the technology of retrofitting the hybrid system in the Q50 why not put it in the Q60 as well.
 

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unique things like a hybrid sports coupe that can either be a hit or miss are in no way investments unless they become a hit, i know car makers sometimes develop unique cars just to make them different, where they lose more rather than gain (financially)

i think this happened with BMW with their performance wagons, how often do you see them on the road? not often at all!
 

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From the looks of it the Hybrid version is getting alot of interest but how will it do in terms of sales. the technology it is still new. And that also explain why its so expensive, i guess only in time when other manufacturers develop more of these powerful hybrids that when the price will come down a bit.
 

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From the looks of it the Hybrid version is getting alot of interest but how will it do in terms of sales. the technology it is still new. And that also explain why its so expensive, i guess only in time when other manufacturers develop more of these powerful hybrids that when the price will come down a bit.
it's the same hybrid setup as what infiniti vehicles run now, so at the moment people are quite familiar with it. as for sales, there is demand for luxury hybrid vehicles, i think it's just a matter of them building the vehicle right to attract people to it.
 

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Depending on how popular the Q50 hybrid is they could think about the Q60 hybrid. But personally I think the market is very small.
 

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I've never driven a hybrid. But I remember reading about them when they were first getting popular. Correct me if I'm wrong, but in exchange for better gas mileage, they have lower power output, and poorer handling. Unless the technology has improved these last few years. It also costs more.

This doesn't really appeal to me. For the sedan it many have more appeal but not for a coupe.
 

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I've never driven a hybrid. But I remember reading about them when they were first getting popular. Correct me if I'm wrong, but in exchange for better gas mileage, they have lower power output, and poorer handling. Unless the technology has improved these last few years. It also costs more.

This doesn't really appeal to me. For the sedan it many have more appeal but not for a coupe.
If anything Hybrids just cost more, Hybrids can still perform, all depends on which hybrid were talking about.

A Prius hybrid fits the description you mentioned but when it comes to a car like the Lexus GS450h, it's a wholeee different story.
 

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I've never driven a hybrid. But I remember reading about them when they were first getting popular. Correct me if I'm wrong, but in exchange for better gas mileage, they have lower power output, and poorer handling. Unless the technology has improved these last few years. It also costs more.

This doesn't really appeal to me. For the sedan it many have more appeal but not for a coupe.
Actually hybrids are being used nowadays for performance advantages.

Electric motors offer all the available torque instantly. This means that hybrid vehicles actually have more torque available earlier vs non hybrid models.

They don't have lower output. You are thinking about eco Prius hybrids. There are performance hybrids that actually use the same motor but just add the electric motor.
 

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years ago everyone thought hybrids would all be slow but every car maker is trying to use it in their flagship models, models they CANNOT afford to mess up. Even Lexus did this with their LF-LC concept....the LF-LC Hybrid.

I think hybrids are also in various professional racing series around the world
 

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hybrids are entering the market now with performance and power attach to it. Not too far from now i can see hybrids replace conventional petrol motors. They just offer so much now with the mindset of keeping the environment green. Although these numbers are not so great now from the hybrid engine but can you imagine how much torque there will be in hybrids years from now.
 

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i dont think it will be a bad idea for them to include the hybrid option to the Q60 coupe. its about time hybrids show off what they are capable of in performance while still maintaining good fuel economy. The Q50 will be adopting the same power train from the M35h which has a 3.5 V6 and achieving 354 hp along with the electric motor. That is huge and it does it while still maintaining 32 MPGS!!!!! So why not?
 

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i dont think it will be a bad idea for them to include the hybrid option to the Q60 coupe. its about time hybrids show off what they are capable of in performance while still maintaining good fuel economy. The Q50 will be adopting the same power train from the M35h which has a 3.5 V6 and achieving 354 hp along with the electric motor. That is huge and it does it while still maintaining 32 MPGS!!!!! So why not?
Yes, a hybrid drivetrain Q60 needs to be made, but I think Infiniti needs to take it slow and sell them in limited numbers just to gauge interest in a vehicle like it, since it's a unique combination.

That engine being in a lighter shell like the Q60 unlike the M35 should help it get even better gas mileage. maybe 35? If they can fine tune the engine, cut weight, and some others it's possible we can see up to 40 MPG's
 

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Making the Q60 lighter would beneficial in many ways such as the balance of the car for better handling capabilities and less weight to push so better fuel economy.
 
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