A report has surfaced that suggests Infiniti are looking to expand their range with a four-door coupe and possibly a range-topping sportscar.

The Japanese premium brand have an ambitious plan over the next 10 years to increase global sales by 150,000 units per year. This will require an investment of $10 billion to expand the existing range by five models. One of which will be a four-door coupe based on the gorgeous Infiniti Essence Concept you see in the attached photos.

The two-door concept will require a little extra room to accommodate the space required for rear seats and doors, but engineers will retain the sloping roofline. Reports indicate it will be based on Mercedes' versatile MFA (modular front-drive architecture) platform that will also underpin the A-, B-, CLA- and GLA-class.

Infiniti are targeting a launch date between 2017 and 2018.

Also under consideration but not yet confirmed is a production version of the Emerg-E Concept. It will give the brand a competitor to rivals such as Aston Martin and Jaguar. No further details are known at this early stage, but the signs are looking good.

All in all, the plans are a step in the right direction. Infiniti have the brand and expertise of Sebastian Vettel on their side, so we can see great success as they aim for a sportier line-up of models.


Gallery: Inifiniti Essence-based four-door coupe in the works, range-topping sportscar also considered