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Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales departs for 'personal reasons'

Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Lotus since 2014, has left the British sports car brand with immediate effect, although he will continue to work with the company in an advisory capacity. Lotus says Gales is leaving for "personal reasons", and has appointed Feng Qingfeng, the chief technical officer of Geely, as his successor...

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Lotus Esprit successor due 2020
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Lotus Esprit successor due 2020

Lotus boss Jean-Marc Gales has confirmed the company is working on two new sports cars, including a new hero model available by 2020. Speaking to Autocar, Gales said the new star car will reside "in an upper segment, above the Evora", meaning it will inevitably be compared to the Esprit, which ceased production in 2004...


Lotus: Two new sports cars in 2020, SUV by 2022
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Lotus: Two new sports cars in 2020, SUV by 2022

Lotus has detailed its product plans for the first time since it became a subsidiary of Chinese manufacturer Geely, announcing it will introduce two new sports cars in 2020 and its first SUV by 2022. Speaking with the UK's CAR Magazine, Lotus's CEO, Jean-Marc Gales, said one of the all-new sports cars will be a replacement for a current model, while the second will be a limited-run track-oriented flagship...


2018 Lotus Evora GT430 Sport revealed - UPDATE
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2018 Lotus Evora GT430 Sport revealed - UPDATE

Update (30 October): Lotus Cars Australia has confirmed a 'Fire Red' Evora GT430 Sport is available to the Australian market, with a starting price of $239,990 before on-road costs. See bottom of article for details. Following in the footsteps of the regular Lotus Evora GT430 – the British brand's most powerful road-going model ever – Lotus has added a newer, even faster, variant to its ranks: the 2018 Lotus Evora GT430 Sport...


New Lotus Elise due in 2020, company on course for profit after two decades - report
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New Lotus Elise due in 2020, company on course for profit after two decades - report

Update - the original version of this post said all Lotus Elises use a 1.8-litre engine, see article for details The boss of sports car maker Lotus has pointed to the year 2020 for a new-generation Elise that will stay true to its roots as a lightweight sports car, according to a new report...


Lotus boss dishes up details on new SUV
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Lotus boss dishes up details on new SUV

Lotus chief Jean-Marc Gales has revealed key new details on the company’s coming SUV model, well ahead of its anticipated 2019 debut. Confirmation of a high-riding addition to the Lotus family came in April, following months of rumours that targeting the high-volume segment would form a key part of the company’s rebuilding plans...