Lotus

Lotus won't bring Elise back to U.S. before '20

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

Lotus will reintroduce the two-seat Elise sports car in the U.S. after the company brings out the next generation of the car in 2020, the company's CEO said....
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Lotus plans roadster for U.S., CEO says

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2015

Lotus Cars will add a roadster version of the Evora 400 six months after it launches the coupe in the U.S. in December this year, its CEO said....
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Legendary car designer Giugiaro quits company that bears his name

12:42 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2015

Legendary car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, whose work includes the original VW Golf and first Fiat Panda, has resigned from Italdesign Giugiaro, the styling and engineering company he founded in 1968....
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Car design legend Giugiaro quits company he founded

July 2, 2015 18:42 CET

Legendary car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, whose work includes the original VW Golf and first Fiat Panda, has resigned from Italdesign Giugiaro, the styling and engineering company he founded in 1968....
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Lotus Evora to resume U.S. sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 29, 2015

A scaled-down Lotus is preparing to leave the pits after sitting out the 2015 model year. The boutique British sports car maker says it will launch a fully compliant Evora coupe at year end....
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Lotus Evora returns to U.S. at year's end; U.S. HQ moving to Mich.

2:17 pm U.S. ET | June 24, 2015

Lotus said today that it will launch a fully compliant Evora coupe at the end of the year in the U.S. The company also announced plans to move its U.S. headquarters from Georgia to Michigan....
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Lotus Formula One team not for sale, chief says

May 15, 2015 12:29 CET

The Lotus Formula One team is not for sale despite lingering speculation about former engine partner Renault's intentions in the sport, the team's boss said. Lotus switched from Renault to Mercedes engines at the end of last season but won titles in 2005 and 2006 as the French manufacturer's works team....
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Lotus sees profit after cost cuts, U.S. relaunch

May 1, 2015 06:15 CET

UK sports car maker Lotus will be profitable again by 2017 after years of losing money, CEO Jean-Marc Gales said. The company has moved to cut costs and improve its lineup and plans a relaunch in the U.S. market....
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Lotus to build SUV in China for Europe, possibly U.S.

April 29, 2015 16:25 CET

Lotus plans to build its first SUV in China and export it to Europe and possibly the U.S. The British sports car maker aims to launch the SUV in 2019. The vehicle will compete against models such as the Porsche Macan....
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Lotus plans to build cars in China

April 17, 2015 16:24 CET

Lotus plans to build cars and engines in China in a joint venture, DRB-Hicom, the UK sports car maker's Malaysian parent company, said. The venture will involve an investment of $1.6 billion over 15 years....
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Lotus forms joint venture to build cars, engines in China

9:34 am U.S. ET | April 17, 2015

Lotus plans to build cars and engines in China in a joint venture, DRB-Hicom, the U.K. sports car maker's Malaysian parent company, said....
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Lotus CEO leans towards SUV launch as sales pick up

2:53 pm U.S. ET | March 5, 2015

Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales, focused on the British sports car maker's survival, says the next all-new Lotus vehicle is likely to be a crossover SUV....
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Lotus plans U.S. return with Evora 400

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

Lotus has moved its Evora 400, which will spearhead the brand's return to the U.S., further upmarket to better compete with the Porsche 911 and Audi R8. The Evora 400 will come with side airbags to allow the car to be sold in the U.S. starting at year end....
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Lotus plans U.S. return with Evora 400

Feb. 19, 2015 11:13 CET

Lotus unveiled the Evora 400, a revised version of its flagship Evora sports car that will spearhead the brand's return to the United States. Lotus has moved the mid-engine coupe further upmarket to better compete with rivals such as the Porsche 911 and Audi R8....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Lotus boss will add dealers, cut costs to return struggling brand to profit

Nov. 6, 2014 06:01 CET

New Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales has launched a cost-cutting plan at the money-losing automaker that will include axing over a quarter of employees. The former No. 2 at PSA says his next task is to add more dealers....
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Check out the ANE e-magazine for November

Nov. 3, 2014 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at why megaplatforms are a must-have for any automaker with global ambitions....
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Lotus to add dealers, cut costs to find profitability

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2014

Jean-Marc Gales, the former No. 2 at PSA Peugeot Citroen who took over in May as CEO of Group Lotus, faces major challenges at the struggling British sports car maker....
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ANE's November e-magazine goes live Monday

Oct. 31, 2014 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, Nov. 3. This month's edition looks at why megaplatforms are a must-have for any automaker with global ambitions....
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Lotus names Carr as new design chief

Oct. 23, 2014 12:09 CET

Lotus's design boss, Donato Coco, a former styling chief at Ferrari, will leave the UK sports car maker. Coco, one of a number of star hirings made by former CEO Dany Bahar, will be replaced by the carmaker's current design manager, Russell Carr....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Tavares, Palmer, Gales ready to shine in new CEO roles

2:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2014

A year ago Carlos Tavares was unemployed, Andy Palmer was Nissan's planning chief and Jean-Marc Gales was leading supplier group CLEPA. All three are now CEOs ready to stand in the spotlight at the Paris auto show this week....
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DOUGLAS A. BOLDUC

BLOG: Tavares, Palmer, Gales ready to shine in new CEO roles

2:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2014

A year ago Carlos Tavares was unemployed, Andy Palmer was Nissan's planning chief and Jean-Marc Gales was leading supplier group CLEPA. All three are now CEOs ready to stand in the spotlight at the Paris auto show this week....
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No '15 Evora as Lotus works on 'smart' airbags

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2014

Lotus, which is laying off about one quarter of its global staff, will skip the 2015 model year of its only street-legal car sold in the United States, the Evora two-seater....
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Lotus halts U.S. sales for 2015 model year

3:56 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2014

Boutique British sports car maker Lotus may be due for a pit stop in the U.S. The only Lotus model sold in the U.S., the Evora, is being dropped for the 2015 model year because it no longer meets U.S. federal crash standards....
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Lotus CEO 'confident' he can return brand to profit

Sept. 23, 2014 06:01 CET

New Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales says he's “confident” he can make the money-losing brand profitable again by cutting jobs, adding dealers and boosting the sports car maker's lineup....
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NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Lotus' timeless 'tub'

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2014

New Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales sees no reason to change the British sport car maker's timeless bonded aluminum “tub" because he says it remains a benchmark for vehicle dynamics and fuel efficiency....
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