Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Green Cove Springs, FL
As much as I want to believe Galas, he never seems to comment on what was already promised and he never seems to have any dialogue for Lotus plans in the US. For instance, what about the GT 430? No updates on the Roadster which was supposed to be such an easy project. No mention of beefing up US customer service which is their #1 achilles heel. If you can't improve that you might as well forget about new product success. Over 10,000 SUV units sold annually starting in 2020? Is that figure based on research? Right now it seems like just a pipe dream and an SUV with Lotus DNA seems like an oxymoron. So what does the brand offer us until then? There are several left over 2017 Evora 400's sitting at dealerships all over the country that are deeply discounted and still unsold yet 2018 models are rolling in with Sport 410 rear hatch and front access panel as upgrades with an MSRP in the $113 - 115 K range. Assuming these MY 2018 cars won't be discounted, who is going to buy them? They are called "Launch Edition" and limited to 40 units. Now, do you really believe that those 40 units will be sold without deep discounts if they just sit in inventory? Hope I'm wrong.