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Lotus developing new platform, Elan – report

The Lotus flower is about to bloom again. Britain's Autocar reports the Hethel automaker is planning to reintroduce the drop-top Elan as part of an ambitious expansion of its model range. Now under the control of Chinese Geely, which has a 51 per cent share in the company, Lotus plans to introduce the Elan as part of CEO Phil Popham’s 'Vision 80' investment program...

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Lotus Elise Cup 250 Bathurst Edition revealed

Lotus Cars Australia has revealed an exclusive limited-run model for our market – the Elise Cup 250 Bathurst Edition. Capped at just six units, the Bathurst Edition is priced from $109,990 plus on-road costs, and features an array of special appointments compared to the 'standard' Elise Cup 250...

Volvo and Geely plan to combine their combustion engine operations

Volvo and Geely, its Chinese parent, have announced they intend to merge their internal-combustion engine (ICE) operations in the near future. When Volvo and Geely's engine operations are merged, the new division will supply internal combustion engines and hybrid powertrains to all members of the Geely family, which also includes Lotus, Lynk & Co and LEVC, the maker of London's black taxi cabs...

Lotus adds lightness, simplicity to redesigned badge

Lotus has revealed a new logo, which is now being employed on its website and some of the brand's new advertising. It's not clear when the modernised badge will appear on its vehicles, though. As we can see in the compilation of Lotus badges past and present (below), the new version is a heavily simplified of the logo which made its debut back in 1986...

Lotus Evija: $3 million hypercar unveiled, three on the cards for Australia

Lotus has finally stopped the tease and revealed its all-electric rival to the Aston Martin Valkyrie, the Evija, and three of them could be headed to our shores. Lotus Australia has confirmed it's received three local expressions of interest for the Evija, with just 130 examples to be built worldwide. It'll cost £250,000 ($440,000) to secure a build slot, and the total price is £1...

Lotus Evija: EV hypercar name confirmed

Lotus has confirmed its upcoming 'Type 130' electric hypercar will be called Evija, designed to signify the car's mould-breaking nature for the British brand. Pronounced ev-eye-a, the name means 'the living one' or 'first in existence' in keeping with the fact it's the first electric Lotus, and the brand's first 'hypercar'...

Lotus Evora GT4 concept revealed ahead of Goodwood debut

Lotus Cars has revealed the Evora GT4 concept, which previews the British marque’s upcoming race entry in the 2020 global GT race series. Set to make its ‘dynamic debut’ at the Goodwood Festival of Speed later this week, not a whole lot has been confirmed about the Evora GT4 concept, though two examples will be on show at the event in identical colour schemes (pictured) which ape the livery of the iconic Lotus Type 25...

Lotus crossover mule spied

A mule believed to be the first test vehicle for the first Lotus crossover has been spied undergoing testing near Lotus HQ in Hethel, England. The mule uses a modified body from the Lynk & Co 01 crossover, suggesting the first-ever Lotus crossover will be based on the CMA platform employed by both the Volvo XC40 and the aforementioned Lynk & Co...

Lotus Type 130 electric hypercar to debut in July

Lotus has confirmed it will unveil its electric hypercar at an event in London on July 16, UK time. Codenamed Type 130, the hypercar will likely have a name beginning with E to fit in with the marque's tradition. Whatever it's christened, the Type 130 will be Lotus' first all-new model in over a decade...

Lotus to hire 200 engineers as part of expansion

With the backing of Chinese automaker Geely, Lotus is no longer happy to tread water. Instead, it has aggressive expansion plans. Phil Popham, CEO of Lotus Cars, has confirmed details about the company's ambitious plan with The Telegraph. The automaker will hire around 200 engineers to help it triple sales to 5000 vehicles per year...