Lotus will come out with an SUV, which was already clear. It is expected to be on the market in 2021. How the sporty SUV looks, is shown by these two patent drawings, discovered by Autovisie.nl.
A Lotus SUV may sound like a disgrace if you are a fan of Lotus. The brand has been known for years as a manufacturer of lightweight sports cars with excellent driving characteristics. However, choosing Lotus for an SUV to complement the current model range (Elise, Exige, Evora) is more than logical due to the huge global demand for SUVs.
Lotus promises: the SUV will become an absolute steering masterpiece, built of lightweight materials so that the SUV can wear the Lotus badge proudly. In short: the SUV must comply with all brand values of this famous UK sporting brand.
Lotus can invest in making new models again, as the Chinese automobile company Geely - parent company of Volvo, Polestar and Lync & Co - holds the stock for 51 percent. One of the plans is an SUV. It will be built in China later. In the British Hethel, Lotus continues to build the Elise, Exige and Evora. There is simply no space for an SUV.
Thank you for translation for non Dutch readers to Matthew Lasarre.