29 Dec '14, 7am
Lotus Evora crossover already in development – report
Lotus fans are set for a somewhat rude awakening, as understood by CAR UK . In an interview, company boss, Jean-Marc Gales , has revealed that a Lotus Evora-based crossover is already in the works. While it remains rear-wheel drive, the new car is said to receive a hike in ride height and revised styling to suit. The move was hinted earlier on when Gales mentioned plans of a SUV and sedan being in the pipeline. Fast forward and it seems as though certain bits of said plan are in motion – not surprising when Lotus is aiming to widen its appeal in markets where “soft-roaders” are the cars to be seen in such as North America and China. Enthusiasts need not worry, though. A cluster of models, in the mould of more traditional Lotus cars, are set for an appearance including a hardcore model – similar to the Lotus 2-Eleven . The long-awaited refreshed Lotus Evora is also due to d...