Car News 24 Feb 2016

Lotus SUV Is Confirmed For 2019.

Lotus SUV Is Confirmed For 2019. 

Lotus has announced plans to build an SUV which will go on sale by 2019, with a prototype to be ready in 12 months.  

According to Lotus CEO, Jean-Marc Gales, the new model will use a new lightweight platform and it will be “a true Lotus”; lighter and faster than all current SUVs.  

The new crossover will be built in the new Lotus factory in south-east China and Lotus plans to sell the car initially in China, which is expected to become the world’s biggest SUV market by 2020.  

The SUV will probably feature familiar design cues in a new way, with a new grille treatment that refers lightly to past famous Lotus models. Likewise, engines used in today’s sports cars, such as the supercharged 1.8-litre in-line four and 3.5-litre V6 are likely to be used in the new SUV.  

With SUV sales growing around the world, Lotus anticipates that the new SUV is likely to become the best-selling model in Lotus’s 67 year history.

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