EVO – Funding Delays Hold Up Exige, Evora GTE and Esprit Development

EVO Magazine have posted exerts from an exclusive interview with Lotus Cars CEO Dany Bahar discussing the DRB-Hicom buyout of Proton and it’s impact on Lotus’ car development programme.

As a result of the development freeze the launch dates for the Exige S and Evora GTE have both been pushed back, along with delays of up to 6 months for the new Esprit model.

When asked about the likelihood of DRB-Hicom continuing with the current Lotus business plan, Bahar gave an answer of “I really hope they will but I cannot call 
it at the moment, it’s still 50:50.”

You can read the full piece on the EVO website.

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