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Like any automaker looking to solidify its future in the next five ten fifty years, Lotus is beginning a plan to enter the Indian market. The producer of our favorite minimalist motoring experience is beginning to scout out potential dealers throughout the country, and is expected to bring a version of the Elise to market first.

Anything that brings the sublime steering and point-and-shoot nature of Lotus to the masses is a good thing, and with a successful run of cars in Thailand and Mexico, India might prove to be yet another financial boom that can allow Lotus to continue building supremely engaging cars.

[Source: InsideLine]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I guess you'll jut have to go round and round the F1 track with it all day.
        • 7 Years Ago
        fine with me...
        though there are better cars I'd like to track.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Lintsniffer, If you're going to call it inferior, at least have the stones to name one better.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Hmm. This isn't going to work well with India's POS roads.

      Unless things have changed significantly in road engineering since I was there last (2004).
        • 7 Years Ago
        Some of the highways around major cities like Mumbai have seen a vast improvement in the past few years. Yeah overall there is still no traffic sense.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If you drove the Elise anywhere in India, you'd be peeing blood for months. Your kidneys would be mush.
      • 7 Years Ago
      As usual, typical comments about "traffic sense" and road quality in India.

      You guys keep vomitting crap everytime there is a positive "auto" news about India, while almost every company either common market or niche continues to invest or plans to invest in India. And they know something that obviously you don't.

      Good move Lotus!

      My personal dream is to drive an American icon (i.e. Mustang or 'Vette) on Indian roads. That would be so much satisfying and fun! Think of driving one of those shelby mustang on national highway 8 (NH8) ...
      • 7 Years Ago
      Most of the buyers in India are the new rich who want a show boat like a SLK or Audi TT both of which are doing very well. A serious sports car like the Elise has neither snob value nor comfort ......and will bomb for sure.