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More from Phil Popham on new car, Brexit, and 5 year plan

https://www.autonews.com/manufacturi...e-after-brexit

Note comment that new car will be priced comparably to current Evora - which means $97k - $125k (430)?
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Didn't I read within the last few weeks that a new sports car would be unveiled sooner than the end of 2020?
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It's coming right after the Evora roadster, so should be any day now.
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Lotus should make a sedan in M3/C63 category. Bring back Lotus Carlton.

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I think his comments are reassuring as regards Lotus' focus on sports cars. I'm inclined to give him the benefit of any doubt since the money to do this is allocated.


"We're a sports car brand, and we are developing a new sports car, which you'll see towards the end of next year," Popham said, noting that all future models will be engineered to meet the regulation standards of key markets such as the U.S.

Any promises or product plans discussed before Geely was involved are probably irrelevant.


Is it too soon to start speculating on what a new $100K sports car on a new platform might look like?

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Oh yeah the Lotus Carlton!! That sedan would be sweet!
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Lotus should make a sedan in M3/C63 category. Bring back Lotus Carlton.
Alfa did the same thing and the Guilia (not even the QF) hasn't done all that well.

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/a...et-118508.html

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Oh yeah the Lotus Carlton!! That sedan would be sweet!
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If I had a dollar for every empty/broken promise Lotus' upper management has made in the last decade, I could trade that for an E400...

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If I had a dollar for every empty/broken promise Lotus' upper management has made in the last decade, I could trade that for an E400...
... or for two (2) brand-new Evora 400s at their current market rate!
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Alfa did the same thing and the Guilia (not even the QF) hasn't done all that well.

https://www.autoevolution.com/news/a...et-118508.html



Wonder if they'll get sued?
I like the Alfa, but no 6MT and doesn't look as badass as the M3. So I bought the M3.

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Yet another take - or updated from the word-Osterizer

I can't really tell if these are new articles, or they keep cutting and pasting the same quotes in different orders. In this article, Popham says we'll see the new car at the end of 2020, but it won't be on sale until 2021. Isn't that when the other new cars are supposed to debut?

Shay2nak, he does actually address the Lotus Carlton question. Obliquely.

https://europe.autonews.com/automake...duct-expansion
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