Lotus will release the first crossover in 2019

May 6, 2015 at 20:45

British sports car manufacturers implement its first off-road project by China.
These plans shared with the publication Autocar Lotus head Jean-Marc Jale. According to a top manager, the new SUV will be developed in the UK, but it is the first and main market will be China.
The first steps in this direction have already been made. In February, the Malaysian hostess Lotus – company Proton – signed a cooperation agreement with Chinese investors from the group Goldstar Heavy Industrial.

Lotus APX picture

Lotus APX pics

In the market the novelty will try to compete with the smallest and affordable crossover Porsche – Macan. The British made a bid for a high level of comfort, speed, agility and lightness. But off-makings will be a pleasant application of all these qualities.

Lotus APX pics

Lotus APX image

With regard to the donor platform for his role tipped 280-strong coupe Evora. It is also the idea of the concept of APX (pictured), which is gathering dust on the shelf since 2006. The prototype made its debut at the Geneva Salon bold and memorable – at the time – with a triangular appearance optics and grille. It is positioned as a comfortable family car, but it had supercharged V6, giving out about 300 horsepower.

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