'Most Advanced Infiniti Ever' Coming To 2018 LA Auto Show

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, Automotive Editor - November 8, 2017

November is turning out to be a busy month for Infiniti. The luxury automaker recently teased the debut of the QX80, which will be shown in full at the Dubai International Motor Show that starts on November 14. But the QX80 is just one of the vehicles Infiniti plans to reveal this month.

Earlier this month, Infiniti announced plans for another debut, on Tuesday, November 28, the night before the Los Angeles Auto Show opens to media. The invitation has a vague sketch of a vehicle on it and states, “join us for the world premiere of the most advanced Infiniti in our history.”

The invitation isn’t exactly a lot to go off and various outlets have come up with their own theories on what the vehicle may be. Motor1 claims that the teaser is alluding to a sporty electric vehicle like the Emerg-E Concept that was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.

Motor Authority on the other hand, believes the sketch could points towards the redesigned QX50, which seems a little more plausible. Infiniti had a QX50 concept on display at this year’s Detroit Auto Show that not only revealed the design language that would go into the next crossover, but also some upcoming technology, including Nissan’s ProPilot semi-autonomous system and a variable compression engine.

The 2018 Nissan Rogue is the first vehicle in the United States to come with Nissan’s semi-autonomous driving system and the vague invitation leads us to believe that whatever vehicle Infiniti showcases at this month's LA Auto Show might be the first to come with ProPilot on the luxury side of things. The next piece of tech, the variable compression engine, is capable of adjusting the cylinder compression ratio in the motor for increased fuel efficiency or performance. The QX50 Concept featured a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four that could adjust the compression ratio – the volume of the engine's combustion chambers from its largest capacity to its smallest – to improve performance or provide a boost to fuel economy.

Whatever Infiniti has planned, it'll arrive by the end of this month.

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Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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