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Lotus cars to be 'Made in China' at new Geely plant, according to documents

It could mean more volume and new models

It could mean more volume and new models.

Lotus Evora GT410 Sport exhaust is the best new holiday song

Lotus wants to wish everybody a 'Merry Driftmas'

Lotus wants to wish everybody a 'Merry Driftmas.'

Lotus wants to find its first car, built by Colin Chapman

The 1948 Lotus Mark I has been lost since the 1950s

Lotus Cars wants to find the first Lotus ever built, the 1948 Mark I built by Colin Chapman himself.

Lotus Esprit S1 gets wet and wild in 'Forza Horizon 4' James Bond trailer

And lots of 007's best car gadgets will be functional during gameplay

And lots of 007's best car gadgets will be functional during gameplay.

Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales abruptly quits

He'll be replaced by Feng Qingfeng, chief technical officer at parent Geely

He'll be replaced by Feng Qingfeng, a vice president and CTO at parent Geely.

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Lotus Exige Sport 410 Quick Spin Review | An unobtainable gem previews an American future

Lotus should capture this spirit in the next Exige

You can get the measure of a car brand by the environment in which its products are built. The narrow, bumpy, hedge-lined lanes of eastern England explain a lot about the way a Lotus goes. The character of a company's chief speaks to the brand's intentions as well. Jean-Marc Gales has been portrayed unflatteringly as a Eurocrat bean counter, but his approach has been to strip weight and cost out of the product to the benefit of performance on both track and bottom line, defining brand attributes

Lotus Exige Sport 410 is just over 2,400 pounds of forbidden fruit

It's not road-legal in the U.S.

Few automakers short of Jeep love cranking out new variants of a current model like Lotus. Today, the storied British sports car manufacturer revealed the new Exige Sport 410, essentially a more comfortable and road-friendly version of the track-focused Exige Cup 430. This is a mid-engine coupe with 410 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque and a dry weight that's slightly more than an ND Mazda MX-5 Miata. Too bad it's not-for-U.S. consumption.

New Lotus SUV could be based on Volvo architecture

It still needs to be light and agile to really be a Lotus

Last year, Chinese carmaker Geely upped its stake in Lotus to a majority, recently investing more money into the British brand. Now, talking with Automotive News, CEO Jean-Marc Gales says Geely has approved three new models: two sports cars and the third an SUV.

Lotus to add 2 new sports cars by 2020, SUV by 2022

The all-new metal would be the brand's first since 2009.

The all-new metal would be the brand's first since 2009.

Lotus CEO busted doing 102 mph uses 'Test Driver' defense

Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales was caught doing 102 miles per hour on the A11 motorway near the carmaker's Hethel HQ.

Lotus pumps Exige up to 430 horsepower

The most powerful Exige yet

It has a top speed of 180 mph.

Leaked patent images show forthcoming Lotus SUV

"[W]hat an Evora is to a 911 our SUV needs to be to a Cayenne," says Lotus chief Mark Gales.

Lotus Elise Cup 260 celebrates the automaker's 70th anniversary

Simplify and ... you know the phrase.

Colin Chapman's first car was built in 1948.

The 007 Best James Bond Cars

On the 55th anniversary of the first Bond movie.

It's the 55th anniversary of the first James Bond film, Dr. No, so to celebrate here are our 007 Best James Bond Cars. 

China's Geely says it has no plan to buy Fiat Chrysler — as FCA stock leaps

But Geely says it could be a good move for other brands.

Lotus reveals an even lighter version of the Elise Cup 250

Skip breakfast. That might help lap times, too.

Colin Chapman would be proud.

Lotus' new position: Much improved, if Volvo's experience is a guide

Geely Holding will acquire a controlling interest in British sports car maker Lotus Cars.

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