With the top of 2021 an period within the Lotus home ends. The historic British model, in truth, has introduced it cease of manufacturing of all variations of Elise, Exige and Evora after 26 years of honorable profession. In complete, they have been made on the Hethel plant 51,738 automobiles which is equal to about half of the whole manufacturing of the whole Lotus historical past.
General, greater than 35,000 models of Elise, 10,000 models of Exige and 6,000 models of Evora have been constructed since 1996. The cease to manufacturing additionally interprets right into a dismantling of the manufacturing line which, for years, has been the image of the Lotus model, creating automobiles that as we speak are actual collector’s automobiles.
For the close to way forward for Lotus there would be the new one Lotus Emira. The mannequin, unveiled in current months, represents the model’s newest venture earlier than the whole and definitive transition to electrical, a transition now important for the whole automotive sector, even for “area of interest” firms corresponding to Lotus.
After the Evija electrical hypercar, Lotus is already wanting on the electrical future with the opportunity of creating an SUV, identified for now with the code identify of Kind 132, which can give solution to a brand new household of electrical. Within the subsequent few years, between 2022 and 2026, Lotus is predicted to unveil a complete of 4 electrical fashions (two SUVs, a sports activities automobile and a sedan coupé).
The brand new fashions is not going to be manufactured within the historic Hetheal plant however within the new plant in Wuhan, in China, utilizing the brand new platform Lotus Premium Structure. We recall that the Lotus model is now a part of Geely Holding Group and can exploit the sources of the Chinese language big to document speedy development within the close to future.