15 Jan '13, 6am

Lotus: Five concept cars canned, brand won’t be sold

Lotus: Five concept cars canned, brand won’t be sold

If you’ve been waiting for the new Lotus Esprit or Elan to enter the scene, well, the news is that they’re not going to show, at least not in the forms they were seen in two years ago. DRB-Hicom group MD Datuk Seri Mohd Khamil Jamil has revealed that the five Lotus concept cars shown at the 2010 Paris motor show will not happen, and that their development plans were cancelled before the group acquired Proton. Speaking after the press conference held during DRB-Hicom’s media drive event that took place over the weekend, Mohd Khamil said: “We went into a meeting with KPMG, who told us the plan was invalid.” The ‘Paris five’ were the Esprit, Elan, Eterne, Elite and the new Elise, which was supposed to replace the current one. The show cars were not running prototypes, and nothing was then set in stone. All that was made out then was that three different chassis configurations...

Full article: http://paultan.org/2013/01/15/lotus-five-concept-cars-can...

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