Infiniti, like Nissan, has got big things in store for the Los Angeles International Show. The new M35 hybrid will be introduced, along new models like the 2011 G25 and performance model the IPL G Coupe.

Infiniti’s popular EX crossover is also getting updated for 2011, as it starts to roll into dealerships. As the model is fairly new, it isn’t a significant – more like tweaks here and there on a successful formula.

The biggest change would be the EX’s transmission. Last year, the EX was behind the pack with a five-speed automatic. For 2011, it leapfrogs them, adding two gear ratios with a 7-speed unit.

The exterior changes consist of three new colors and the addition of standard 18-inch (up from 17) alloy wheels across the lineup.

Inside, there the LCD displays and instrument panel get a new white color scheme. Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control also becomes standard on the RWD base model. The availability of Infiniti’s Blind Spot Warning (BSW) system, and tweaks to option packages round out the changes.

Now onto pricing: the EX starts at $34,150 for the entry level RWD model. Next up is the $37,750 for the Journey with all-wheel drive. From there you can select option packages to configure your EX as you like.