Lotus will be introducing three new cars over the next half decade: the new Esprit will be out by December 2009, a Lotus/Proton high-performance car is due in December, and a a new midrange machine whose details have yet to be announced.
According to Autoblog.com, “Lotus gives no details as to what markets will receive the new cars, saying only that all three of the upcoming vehicles will be sold through the Lotus dealer network and are intended to broaden the automaker's customer base.” And since Europeans can currently only score themselves a Lotus Elise, Exige, or Europa S (North America don’t get no Europa), these new cars will indeed accomplish that.
But at what cost? Doesn’t denying Americans the full range of their auto spectrum put the European auto manufacturer in our scope? Isn’t this exactly why we started a war with Iraq and why, Iran is sure to be next (anyone remember when they denied us their famed Dust Rover?). Me thinks Hethel, England is about to feel the wrath of us car-crazy Americans and out itchy triggers fingers.
You have been warned.
3 new cars on the way