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Lotus Evora Facelift Heads for Frankfurt 11
Jul
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Evora, Facelift, Lotus on 07 11th, 2011

The modified Evora from the Lotus stables will be on show at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. Though not many details are available at the moment, it is being said that as many as 147 improvements had been injected into the model with a focus on improving quality.

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That means the car will get a new transmission, a sportier exhaust and higher quality interiors. Lots is also expected to equip its lineup with a convertible and a high-performance version. It has also been pointed out that points there is a possibility of a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 with approximately 400 hp (298 kW / 406 PS) power train. We need to expect a plug-in hybrid variant that might debut in another two years.

The new face-lifted Evora is expected to sport a 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine. Besides, it will also have two electric motors that would be helping the vehicle race from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds. Reduced CO2 emission of 55 g/km could also be the norm.



Lotus Elan Delayed Till 2016 21
May
Posted by Alex Ion in Automotive News, Elan, Evora, Lotus on 05 21st, 2011

Lotus has finally made it clear that their Elan variant will be delayed to 2016. Though Lotus escaped without giving an explanation on the delay, reports from authentic sources say that the company has decided to allow a more traditional life-cycle for Evora.


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It has to be noted that Elan was proposed to be launched in 2013 replacing Evora. As you may be aware, the first mid-engined 2+2 production Evora has been packed with amenities and creature comforts such as leather seats, on-board tyre pressure monitoring, air-conditioning, airbags, Alpine multi-media system, satellite navigation, video, Bluetooth hands-free telephone and iPod connectivity functions, reversing camera and more.

With the recent news, we can well expect a variety of Evora variants – such as a convertible and track-oriented model hitting the roads soon. Despite all these, Lotus has reaffirmed plans to launch the Esprit in 2013.



Lotus Evora Revamped Edition to Launch Late This year 7
Feb
Posted by Alex Ion in 2011, 2012, Automotive News, Elan, Elite, Esprit, Evora, Lotus, Paris Motor Show on 02 7th, 2011

UK automotive giant Lotus is working hard on upcoming revised edition of the Lotus Evora coupe. The company hopes to rejuvenate the sales with this refreshed edition. But details that are out seem to be very limited to give an exact picture about the facelift.

The new edition is expected to be based on styling elements from the concept models from company that was showcased at the Paris Motor Show – the new Elan, Elite, and Esprit concepts. The model will also feature certain additional standard equipments and high quality materials in the improved interior.

We could expect two engine options. One will be a 3.5-liter V6 capable of providing an output of 280 PS (206 kW / 276 hp) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque and the other one, a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 comes with an output of 350 PS (258 kW / 346 hp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft).

The updated Lotus Evora is likely heading for launch during late 2011 as a 2012 model from the company.







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