Could this be a successor to the Infiniti QX70?
With last month’s Tokyo Motor Show now a distant memory, the next event on the motor show calendar is the Los Angeles Auto Show which will open its doors to the public on December 1. Inevitably, we can expect to see this month dominated by automakers teasing upcoming reveals planned for the show. Infiniti, for example, is planning something special, as the luxury automaker has confirmed that it will be showing the “most advanced” car in the company’s 28-year history to the media on November 28.
No other details were shared, so what exactly is Infiniti cooking up? The only clue we’ve been given about Infiniti’s mysterious new car is a teaser sketch showing its sporty shape and long roofline, with a silhouette that looks like a coupe-style crossover. If so, we could be looking at a potential successor to the QX70 which was recently discontinued. Given the emphasis on the car being the “most advanced” Infiniti yet, it seems likely that it will incorporate futuristic technology such as an all-electric powertrain and fully autonomous driving capabilities. We already know that Infiniti is experimenting with electrification as the company is plotting an all-electric performance car to compete with Tesla and Porsche.
Nissan is also known to be an advocate of autonomous electric cars, having recently unveiled the IMx Zero-Emission Concept SUV at the Tokyo Motor Show. Whether Infiniti's new car will be a concept or a production car remains to be seen. Earlier this year, Infiniti also revealed the smaller QX50 crossover concept at the Detroit Motor Show, so it could be previewing a larger QX50 variant. All will be revealed on November 28 at an event held in Hawthorne, California at 4:30 local time according to the teaser, so watch this space.