It seems the managerial changes at Group Lotus has brought positive vibes as the company announced a 31% rise of sales for the first financial quarter of 2014. 505 units left Lotus showrooms worldwide from April – June 2014, an increase of 31% compared to 386 units for the same term last year.
Countries such as France, Germany, Switzerland and Japan registered an increase of Lotus car sales, that attributed to the company’s best first financial quarter for 3 years. In June alone, over 192 units of Lotus found new homes, an impressive feat for a niche car maker. Lotus currently only has the Elise, Exige and Evora models for sale – a far cry compared to the former Lotus MD’s plans to have five new cars beyond 2012.
Lotus’ Chief Executive Officer, Jean-Marc Gales commented “This is excellent news for Group Lotus plc and our parent companies PROTON Holdings Berhad and DRB-HICOM Berhad. This latest performance is indicative of Lotus’ commitment to ensuring more drivers have the opportunity to own one of the best sports cars in the world.”