Lotus to Give the Evora a Substantial Makeover

Lotus engineers are all busy readying five sportscar model for production right now. However, until all of them will hit the market in 2014, the company still has to sell cars that are just as exciting to the its loyal customers.

In order to achieve this, Lotus is rushing to get a massively facelift version of the Evora ready, as autocar reports. We wholeheartedly agree with the decision, as the 2+2 sportscar is the newest of the current cars in the lineup, so its lines are the most modern.

The gap filler between the current range and the new wave of cars due to hit the market starting in 2013 will arrive late this year and should be available as a 2012 model.

The biggest change will surely be the redesigned mouth. Donato Coco, the newly appointed Lotus Director of Design, believes the traditional Lotus mouth is “too weak”. In his opinion, “even many economy cars look more aggressive.”

The design team will also give the interior a thorough going-over. One of the Evora’s biggest flaws, the level of fit and finish, will be addressed together with the standard equipment.

The Evora is currently sold at £51,030 (€60,511) in the UK for the standard two-seat version. Sales have been slow to pick up, but have improved with the introduction of the £60,000 (€71,000) Evora S, which uses a supercharged version of the standard Toyota-derived V6.

"We were proud of the Evora but we're even prouder of the Lotus Evora S, I feel like it does the true Lotus experience justice. The really great thing is that as we move forward the standard Evora should also benefit from some of these developments,"
Lotus say about their Evora S flagship.
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