is bringing a brand-new, yet-unnamed model to the marketplace next year,
is most likely to be based upon a significantly updated
platform, and it will work as a link in between the existing lineup and a new portfolio, which can include even
and electrified items along with an entirely brand-new cars platform.
To attract less-than-hardcore Lotus purchasers, the brand-new design will offer enhanced usefulness and livability, with much better ergonomics and convenience than existing Lotus designs. It will be a difficulty to attain this without jeopardizing on weight; the
was based on five simultaneously revealed
that weren’t as lightweight as preferred, nor based upon a solid structure. Eventually, the concepts led no place, and the then-CEO was terminated.
When the time concerns update the
and Evora in the next years, they will be based on a new architecture under advancement that will meet U.S. policies from the outset. The recently appointed CEO, Phil Popham, told
: “The focus in the meantime is on changing the products we’ve got today– the sports cars and trucks,” said Popham. “In a long period of time, Lotus has actually not had sight of what is required. You need a longterm plan, a product strategy and an organisation plan locked down with investment. We have that plan secured.”
Lotus’ tie-in with brand-new owner Geely can result in financing in the billions, with Geely helping with engineering and production. Essential Lotus input such as style and product planning will continue in Hethel, UK, but with Geely assisting out in other places, in Coventry, Sweden, Germany and China. Currently, Lotus continues to utilize
engine innovation, but there is a possibility that future Lotus models will utilize Geely-related powertrain parts.