After Tokyo, the automotive world’s attention moves to the Los Angeles Auto Show, happening next month. Prior to that, Infiniti will be showcasing what it says is its “most advanced” model on November 28, and has revealed a teaser that gives us a peek at what that vehicle would be.

Although details are practically non-existent at the moment, the vague outline presented in the sketch above shows that it will be a crossover, rather than a sedan or coupé. But while the new QX50 is next in line to be introduced (it’s already been previewed by a concept at the Detroit Auto Show earlier in the year), the filename for the media invite to the unveiling actually says QX60, so the car is more likely to be a concept previewing the next-gen Nissan Pathfinder-based seven-seater instead.

The current Infiniti QX60

Taking to account the aforementioned “most advanced” proclamation, the show car will likely feature Infiniti’s new 2.0 litre VC-Turbo engine with variable compression ratio technology. The system uses a mechanical actuator arm that moves a lever-type link that joins the conrods, effectively varying the length of the conrods – and with that, the displacement and compression ratio.

This technology enables the engine to run a compression ratio that is anything between 8:1 and 14:1, which Nissan’s premium brand says combines the power of a high-performance 2.0 litre petrol mill with the torque and efficiency of an advanced diesel, without the associated emissions. The development target outputs are 272 PS and 390 Nm of torque, enough for the company to retire the venerable VQ 3.5 litre V6.

GALLERY: 2018 Infiniti QX60