The Chinese will help Lotus to release three new models. Including crossoverJanuary 29, 2018
Lotus Company has announced plans to develop a model range, which will take up the new owner of the brand – the Chinese corporation Geely. This is written by the publication Car with reference to the head of Lotus Company Jean-Marc Jale.
According to Jale, by 2020 the Lotus company will release two new sports cars – these will be the first completely new models of the brand since the release of Lotus Evora, which appeared on the assembly line in 2009. In addition, in 2021 or 2022-m year should appear all-roads, which in the leadership of Lotus started talking three years ago.
There is no detailed information on new sports cars, but it is assumed that one of them will replace the existing Lotus models (Lotus Evora or Lotus Exige, which is not yet clear), and the second will take place in the line on the step above the Lotus Evora. It will be a road car prepared for use on tracks. It is expected that it will be released in limited edition.
The head of Lotus added that the new spoktary will be “magnificent” in terms of design and aerodynamics, while the flagship model will receive a carbon monocoque.
As for the SUV, it was previously planned that such a car would compete with Porsche Macan. It is not excluded that the car will get a compressor “four” 1.8 and a “six” 3.5 company Toyota.
With the help of new models, Lotus plans to increase sales to about 3 thousand cars a year. Last year, the brand sold only 1.6 thousand cars – 13 percent more than in 2016.