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Lotus interested Chinese Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC)

The small British manufacturer since 1996 which is property of the Malaysian Proton would eventually sold.

A rumor has been circulating for a few years, but that seems to take more and more importance.

Especially, the Lotus brand has never been profitable for the purchaser. Added to this is the requirement Proton pass at a higher register for Lotus, a profitable manufacturer and above a more aggressive face of competition coming from everywhere around the world, with the arrival of new small independent manufacturers who produce in very small quantities and with some success, sports cars often more efficient and dear.

Since last August, Lotus had to put an end to the distribution of its Elise and Exige models in North American markets. This decision followed the abandonment of the 1.8-liter engine which was replaced by the 1.6-liter engine with a power of only 136 horsepower, 190 horsepower face another engine, called the entry of range.

Of interesting projects

In 2010, the Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris, Lotus unveiled five concepts more interesting:

-    Elan Concept

-    Elise Concept

-    Elite Concept

-    Esprit Concept

-    Eterne Concept

These five concepts, only the model "Spirit" is likely to become a serial model.

A small city CALLED Lotus Ethos electric motor could also become a model of series, here a couple of years.

But in the meantime

According to the different markets, the Lotus Exige S was offered the V6 Evora cutter. Currently, the Evora Cup GT model is at once the most modern and by far the most interesting of the brand.

To ensure its sustainability, Lotus must invest a lot of euros in the transformation of its various infrastructure and especially in replacing its aging very ranges.

And that's where the shoe pinches most as large as no longer seem to be waiting for you ...

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