Blog: Dave LeggettVolkswagen, Proton and Lotus

Dave Leggett | 30 January 2007

Could Volkswagen be about to get control of Malaysia's Proton? If it did, it would also gain control of Lotus. VW CEO Winterkorn today surprised no-one with his assertion that there are 'lucrative niches' waiting to be exploited by the Volkswagen brand and that the brand has more potential. If there's a product blitz ahead, it might be useful to have the resources of Lotus Engineering in-house.

With Porsche getting more influence at Volkswagen now, perhaps it would like to bring Lotus 'under control' too. 


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