Things finally seem to be moving according to plan for Lotus.
Today the troubled British sports car manufacturer announced that it plans to debut a new model during the Geneva Motor Show in March. Without releasing specific details about the car, Lotus said the new vehicle will 'remain true to its core pillars of lightness, performance and driving purity.'
Last year Lotus laid off 23 percent of its staff in an effort to reduce costs and make itself into a viable business again. Meanwhile, the company has been busily expanding its dealer network, adding 25 over the past nine months with another 50 planned by the end of 2015 globally for a total of 213 once all the stores are open. Over the past nine months, Lotus said its sales increased 54 percent year-over-year with a total of 1,565 units.
You might have heard that the Detroit economy is on the upswing and so is the North American International Auto Show.
You could say the COBO Center just got a mid-cycle refresh and as you can guess it’s bigger, better and more efficient (sort of) than ever before. But time is short and what you really care about is inside, so what are you waiting for?
This year’s Detroit Auto Show is shaping up to be one of the largest in recent memory in terms of product reveals.
Major debuts include the new Chevy Volt, Nissan Titan, Toyota Tacoma, Cadillac CTS-V, Acura NSX, Honda FCV Concept, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Infiniti Q60 concept, Lexus GS-F, Audi Q7, Mercedes GLE and two new products from Buick including a crossover and a convertible. Some other reveals are still a mystery, but we expect to see a huge performance announcement from Ford, including the introduction of the Focus RS to North America, as well as a possible Raptor successor and even a new flagship sports car!
Quickly becoming one of the world's most important motorshows, the LA Auto Show is packing a long list of big debuts this year.
From small crossovers like the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V to outrageous performance machines like the Shelby GT350 and Cadillac ATS-V Coupe there's no shortage of important products.
On the luxury end Mercedes will relaunch the Maybach brand with an ultra-luxurious version of the S-Class while Bentley aims to impress with a new Mulsanne-based convertible.
Other big debuts include the BMW X5 M and X6 M, the 2016 Acura ILX, Porsche Cayenne GTS, the new all-wheel drive Jaguar F-Type, an updated Ford Explorer, Scion's new iM hatchback concept and a show car that will preview the future of Audi.
Additionally, the Connected Car Expo is back, showcasing some interesting concepts and technologies that can change the future of the automotive industry. Check it all out right here.
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