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2019 Monterey Week world debuts list

19 August 2019

Monterey Automotive Week, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, took place between 13 and 18 August inclusive. The following cars and concepts were world premieres.


Lotus launches electric hypercar

17 July 2019

As noted in our recent analyst forecast of future Proton and Lotus models, the English company has now launched its electric hypercar, called Evija ('ev-eye-a'), co-developed by Lotus and Williams Advanced Engineering.


Proton and Lotus future models

8 July 2019

After first taking a look at the Geely and Geometry brands and then Lynk & Co, this third feature in a five part series examining the divisions of ZGH turns the focus to Proton and Lotus.


Lotus to reveal all-electric 'Type 130' hypercar

31 May 2019

Geely-owned Lotus says its all-electric hypercar – project code Type 130 – will be revealed in London on 16th July.


Auto Shanghai 2019 - world premieres list

17 April 2019

Auto Shanghai took place across 12 halls, each of which has two levels, with total floor space of 360,000 square metres quoted by the organiser. There were 136 scheduled press conferences on 16 and 17 April plus multiple events which took place in the days (and weeks) beforehand as OEMs attempted to have their brands' voices heard in the welter of announcements.


Lotus/Williams to develop advanced propulsion tech

29 January 2019

Lotus and Williams Advanced Engineering have announced a strategic technical partnership in which the companies will share research and development into advanced propulsion technologies.


Lotus cars to be produced in China - report

17 January 2019

Geely - owner of Lotus - is reportedly planning to start producing Lotus cars in a new facility in Wuhan, China.


just-auto Plus only Lotus announces senior leadership appointments

16 January 2019


just-auto Plus only Lotus sells record 1,630 cars globally in 2018

14 January 2019


Lotus appoints Phil Popham to commercial role

13 September 2018

Group Lotus has announced the appointment of Phil Popham as Senior Vice-President – Commercial Operations for Group Lotus and CEO – Lotus Sports Cars, effective from 01 October 2018. Popham  will report to Group Lotus plc CEO, Mr Feng Qingfeng.


just-auto Plus only Lotus appoints new director of product strategy and management

30 August 2018


Lotus under Geely - what's the plan?

17 July 2018

Lotus is something of a curiosity. Like Chrysler, many companies have owned it, only to eventually sell to another firm, usually having sustained substantial losses during the period of control. Will things be different under Geely?


Feng Qingfeng succeeds Gales as Lotus CEO

4 June 2018

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group has announced that Feng Qingfeng, vice president and chief technical officer of Geely Auto Group, has been appointed to succeed Jean-Marc Gales as chief executive officer of Group Lotus effective immediately.


just-auto Plus only Geely acquires majority stakes in Lotus

2 October 2017


just-auto Plus only Lotus Group reports GBP10m profit in H2 FY2016-17

11 August 2017


just-auto Plus only Lotus presents new Evora GT430

21 July 2017


COMMENT - Lotus and a new beginning. Again?

28 June 2017

The deal is done. DRB-Hicom Berhad has signed an agreement for China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) to take a 49.9% equity stake in Malaysian carmaker Proton Holdings Berhad (Proton). DRB also sold its stake in Lotus to ZGH (with a minority held by Etika Automotive). Ian Adcock considers the future for Lotus.


Geely acquires Proton stake and all of Lotus

23 June 2017

DRB-Hicom Berhad has signed an agreement for China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) to take a 49.9% equity in Malaysian carmaker Proton Holdings Berhad (Proton). DRB also sold its entire stake in Lotus Advance Technology to ZGH and Etika Automotive. The signing came 30 days after both parties signed a heads of agreement on the deal in Putrajaya.


just-auto Plus only Lotus unveils new Lotus Elise line up

20 March 2017


Geely reconsiders Proton bid

3 March 2017

Shares of Malaysia’s DRB-Hicom fell sharply in late trading on Friday as investors reacted to news that Chinese carmaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group is re-evaluating its recent bid for Proton Holdings.


just-auto Plus only Lotus expands its Exige model line up with Sport 380

25 November 2016


just-auto Plus only Lotus reveals Evora Sport 410

2 November 2016


Lotus further 'lightweights' Evora 400

22 August 2016

Various lightweighting measures have enabled Lotus to shave 42kg off the weight of its Evora 400 model, the automaker said.


Mahatir resigns as chairman of Proton, Group Lotus

1 April 2016

Former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has resigned from his position as chairman of Proton Holdings and chairman of the company’s UK sports car subsidiary Group Lotus.


Proton developing new range of Euro6C engines

19 January 2016

Malaysia’s first national car company Proton Holdings said it is investing MYR600m (US$136m) to develop a new generation of engines that meet stringent European emission standards.


Renault completes Lotus F1 team acquisition

22 December 2015

Groupe Renault and Gravity Motorsport S.a.rl, an affiliate of Genii Capital SA, have completed the acquisition by Groupe Renault of a controlling shareholding of Lotus F1 Team Limited.


Renault completes acquisition of Lotus F1 team

21 December 2015

Groupe Renault has completed acquisition of a controlling shareholding in Lotus F1 Team Limited.


UK: Detroit Electric car rolls off UK assembly line

29 October 2015

The first production Detroit Electric SP:01 has rolled off the line at the company’s Leamington Spa, UK, manufacturing facility.


ANALYSIS: BMW sales plunge in largest EU market

9 July 2015

The 12 percent YoY rise in the June German passenger cars market has seen some notable changes to the usual pecking order. Opel muscled past both Ford and BMW to take fourth position behind Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz and third-placed Audi.


US: Lotus combining sales and engineering in Michigan

24 June 2015

Lotus Cars USA (LCU), based currently in Lawrenceville, Georgia, will co-locate to Lotus Engineering (LEI) in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Lotus news

2019 Monterey Week world debuts list

19 August 2019

Monterey Automotive Week, including the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, took place between 13 a...


Lotus launches electric hypercar

17 July 2019

As noted in our recent analyst forecast of future Proton and Lotus models, the English company ha...


Proton and Lotus future models

8 July 2019

After first taking a look at the Geely and Geometry brands and then Lynk & Co, this third fea...


Lotus to reveal all-electric 'Type 130' hypercar

31 May 2019

Geely-owned Lotus says its all-electric hypercar – project code Type 130 – will be re...


Auto Shanghai 2019 - world premieres list

17 April 2019

Auto Shanghai took place across 12 halls, each of which has two levels, with total floor space of...


Lotus/Williams to develop advanced propulsion tech

29 January 2019

Lotus and Williams Advanced Engineering have announced a strategic technical partnership in which...



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