Lotus scores big in global sales

By CARSIFU | 20 January 2015

LONDON: Worldwide sales for Lotus Cars has jumped 54% in the past nine months, according to the British sports car maker.

In a statement, Lotus Cars said sales had increased by 551 cars over the nine-month period to 1,565 units.

The automaker noted that sales had jumped 81% in the EU, 130% in China, 29% in USA and 50% in Canada.

Lotus has enlarged its representation globally, with 25 new dealers enrolled in the past nine months, with another 50 new dealers by the end of 2015.

“Our sales growth and dealer expansion is performing to plan and demonstrates the confidence that our customers have in Lotus. The positive reception that all our new Lotus cars are receiving in both new and established markets shows that our product development strategy is heading in the right direction,” said Group Lotus chief executive officer Jean-Marc Gales.

Lotus is revealing an exciting new car at the Geneva International Motor Show in early March 2015.

It says the product would stay true to its core pillars of "lightness, performance and driving purity".