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Great news for lotus and us...just bought my new evora last week. No mention from salesman about free service...think i could be grandfathered in?
 

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Glad to see Lotus steeping it up a bit in the service department. maybe with higher production we will not have to wait 6 months for parts.
For awhile there I thought our cars might even become orphans :(

Go Lotus :UK:
 

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Lotus says the free service offer is only for cars bought in Europe. Guess if i returned the car, flew r/t to europe, purchased, shipped back to US i'd have my free service...yeah, that's the ticket.
Got this nice email instantly from lotus when i inquired

This is a European offer only. In the terms and conditions it states "This offer applies to new and unregistered Lotus road cars ordered or purchased from a European Lotus dealer between 1st July 2014 and 30th September 2014; all Lotus Cup products and Lotus Racing products are excluded." It shouldn’t even come up on the USA page of the lotuscars.com website and I will look into that. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

I'm sorry for any confusion this may have caused you. Congratulations on your purchase.

Best regards,
 

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I imagine this has to do with the Msrp and actual sales price of cars in the US. For all the complaining about price points I read on this forum, the US market pays the cheapest prices for a new Evora.
 

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Glad to know my purchase had an impact!

Great news that things are improving financially!:UK::UK::UK:

The post-Bahar recovery continues...

p.s. US buyers get the competitive vehicle rebate or the loyalty rebate if you qualify until the end of September.
 

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since the us government seems to be stuck in invasion mode, maybe when we get around to the uk, i could get the free service?
 

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Did anyone actually read these articles?

The one posted is dated 7-3 and states their sales are up

More good news from Lotus today: sales in 2014’s first financial quarter are up by nearly a third thanks to increases in France, Germany, Switzerland and Japan.

505 cars were delivered in the three months between April and June, up from 386 last year.

Lotus launches three-year free servicing initiative

The recovery looks to be gathering pace, too: Lotus sold 192 cars globally in June 2014 alone, which makes it the best June in four years for the Norfolk firm.

Group Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales said: “This latest performance is indicative of Lotus’ commitment to ensuring more drivers have the opportunity to own one of the best sports cars in the world.”

No single model is responsible for the upward sales curve either: demand for the trio of Elise, Exige and Evora is up. The firm points to “industry-leading residual values” as one of the reasons behind convincing Europeans and the Japanese to buy a new Lotus.

The one obvious market that’s not so strong is the UK. As we reported yesterday, registrations are down here, both year to date and, in contrast to overall sales, more strongly in June. That’s why Lotus has rolled out its three-year free servicing offer, to complement its existing three-year warranty. Will it be enough to drive a summer sales push in Britain?

Here’s hoping. Because with improving fortunes in the UK as well as abroad, the long-embattled sports car specialists could at last look to be turning the corner. And that’s something every genuine car enthusiast should be pleased about.
The one linked from that about the servicing dated 7-2 says their sales are down:shrug:

Lotus has introduced a three-year free servicing deal on the Elise, Evora and Exige S range in what is hoped will give a big boost in buyer confidence.

The three-year servicing deal runs from July to the end of September 2014, and covers owners for up to 27,000 miles’ routine maintenance. It’s even fully transferrable, should they wish to sell the car before the three-year period is up.

It neatly complements the firm’s three year warranty, which it’s offered for a while now. Rather impressively, this is an unlimited mileage deal, suggesting Lotus really does have confidence in the integrity of its cars. It also includes up to an eight-year chassis perforation warranty.

It should all help to belie the old trouble-related acronym about the firm (you know the one…), while also giving a long-term residual value boost.

Group Lotus plc CEO Jean-Marc Gales (pictured above, left) said: ‘This is great news for all would-be sports car owners. It underlines Lotus’ ongoing commitment to quality and reliability, something from which all Lotus customers can take confidence.”

Lotus will be hoping it leads to a lift in sales. Last month, its new car registrations fell by more than 22%, to just 17 cars. Year to date registrations are down well over 8%. A consumer-friendly offer like this may help in the short term (and the firm will be hoping it does just that), but new product is needed to sustainably turn things round. They can’t come soon enough.
Anyway I hope their sales are up and the recovery is continuing.
 

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Did anyone actually read these articles?

The one posted is dated 7-3 and states their sales are up



The one linked from that about the servicing dated 7-2 says their sales are down:shrug:



Anyway I hope their sales are up and the recovery is continuing.
Different snapshots in time. Sales up for the second quarter, down for the year and the most recent 30-day period. You'll note the comment about the need for a new product.
 

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There is a not insignificant difference between UK and global sales. While sales in UK were down by 8% global sales were up by 31%.
 

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Different snapshots in time. Sales up for the second quarter, down for the year and the most recent 30-day period. You'll note the comment about the need for a new product.
I guess I need to take reading comprehension 101 again:eek:

Good news that there's some trending up
 

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Did anyone actually read these articles?

The one posted is dated 7-3 and states their sales are up



The one linked from that about the servicing dated 7-2 says their sales are down:shrug:



Anyway I hope their sales are up and the recovery is continuing.
The up article is Europe (including UK), the down one is UK.

Its really good to see this improvement :)
 

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Good stuff
 

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I've been taking jabs at Lotus for years about not having free scheduled maintenance and piss poor service.. Maybe they're finally listening to their customers for once.
 

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It's awesome they are doing well in Europe, but I can't help to feel a little threatened by it. With manufacturers focusing more on Asia, and with lotus strong in Europe, what incentive do they have to invest in US-approved models? They seem to be leaving us when you look at the current lineup since we only get the evora while Europe and Asia get the rest of the range. I'd love to be mistaken, but I really hope they still see value here


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There are supposed to be some announcements soon and I would expect the us to be a top priority.

It's always a challenge for Lotus just to comply with US legislation. Two different versions - Federal just for US, ROW for Europe, Asia, Middle East,...
 

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There is a not insignificant difference between UK and global sales. While sales in UK were down by 8% global sales were up by 31%.
No UK down 8%, Europe up 31%
 

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awesome! :nanner2:

need to get the USA sales up.
 
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