Few brands have had such a turbulent history as Lotus. The story of the small English manufacturer founded in 1948 by Colin Chapman has been intimately linked to motor racing and marked by many alliances and a host of twists and turns. A new chapter in its fascinating history will soon begin with an in-depth reform of its range. Just days after having reached an agreement with the French brand Alpine, Lotus announced its intention to ignore all of its models currently produced. Thus, the Elise, Exige and Evora will soon be part of history. Note that only the Evora was offered in Canada since 2011.
PHOTO PROVIDED BY LOTUS The Lotus Exige, a model no longer offered in Canada since 2011 The short press release sent to the media is not very detailed. We do know, however, that a new model, the Type 131, is in the making, without knowing any technical element whatsoever. The English magazine Autocar claims for its part that it would be a model powered by a hybrid V6 and which would be positioned above the current Evora.
PHOTO PROVIDED BY LOTUS The Lotus Evija Lotus is also preparing the marketing of its Evija scheduled for this year. Its very first electric creation will not lack tone with its four electric motors producing a total of 1973 hp. Its range is however limited to 345 km in the European measurement cycle.