• Dec 3, 2010
Lotus Europa – Click above for high-res image gallery

The Lotus Europa died so that the Evora could live. Now it seems that Lotus-owner Proton is looking to revive the Europa and stick the Proton badge on the bodywork. The resulting Proton-badged Europa would provide a relatively affordable sports car for the Malaysian market.

In fact, this very car has recently popped up in the form of the Proton Lekir Concept, which is essentially a tiger-badged Europa. If this conceptual car ever comes to fruition, we'll be interested to see how the Malaysian market would respond to a Lotus they can truly call their own.



[Source: PaulTan]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Didnt Dodge already do this?

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_EV
        • 4 Years Ago
        RX-Elise -> Yes, but Chrysler LLC just dumped that EV motor in it on its Dodge EV version. While The Dodge Circuit EV was a minor Dodge nose-job on its EV Concept.

        -> While the Proton version is mildly unique at best. But it is still distinctive imo.

        http://paultan.org/2010/12/02/proton-lekir-concept-would-a-proton-badged-lotus-europa-sports-car-work/
        • 4 Years Ago
        Forgot about the Dodge. Why don't they change the bodywork more?? Of all recent Lotus models, I find the Europa the most boring to look at. Kinda like an average looking girl in a family of supermodels.
        • 4 Years Ago
        This is exactly what I was thinking when I read the headline.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Horrible marketing pictures on the black one.

      Black car + white background = 4WD.

      -Sp33d
      • 4 Years Ago
      I own one
      guess I am keeping it forever if it becomes a proton and its now worth $5
        • 4 Years Ago
        Well the Elan became a Kia, and that's worth a little more than $5 ;)
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like it...no offensive angles on that one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Kinda wish they would have kept more of the funky high-back look of the original Europa. There's almost no styling cues that connect this new Europa to its lineage.