Lotus : New images of next-gen models released
How we all swooned over Lotus’ amazing line-up of new cars when they were rolled-out at the Paris Motor Show in 2010. No less than six new cars were shown to the world, ranging from an interesting little City Car Concept to a Porsche Panamera-rivalling four-door, which looks set to cost well over £150,000 when it hits the showrooms sometime after 2014.
However, before then, there’s the revival of the Esprit and Elite names, as well as a new take on the Elise. It’s a truly ambitious Model Programme and one that you’d applaud a global player for concocting, let alone a tiny player in Norfolk without huge reserves of cash. It’s all the more intriguing thanks to the strange situation in F1, but that should play itself out as 2011 wears on – F1 moves rather more quickly than the Automotive Industry which supports it.
Anyway, as for the Model Programme, Group Lotus plc’s CEO, Danny Bahar, gives away a few clues about the forthcoming range in an exclusive online interview with Octane Magazine – suffice to say, there’s some room for excitement, even if it poses more questions than answers them.
How the next five years will shake out for Lotus remains to be seen but there’s no denying that the company’s upcoming cars promise to look very exciting indeed.