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The 'Patent' design looks like an F-Pace - and Autocar renderings are never accurate! As per other comments though it seems SUV's  are now de-rigueur so seems bound to happen......

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On 03/06/2018 at 06:36, NedaSay said:

Lambo don't do SUV ???header.jpg

Right!

That's just a Q7 with a bodykit. 😛

This is (was) the Lambo SUV: maxresdefault.jpg

I have made many mistakes in my life. Buying a multiple Lotus is not one of them.

 

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i Have sat my bum in one LM02 once in my life I can assure you there's no utility in that vehicle... it is not comfy, not functional, cargo capacity is somewhat limited  to 2 barrels of crude oil. ok towing capacity I haven't checked

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On 24/05/2018 at 13:23, scotty435 said:

Good news will put the company into profit, which means new cash flow for new sport cars, every sport car manufacturer are building SUVs or are about to for the same reason so why not Lotus.

Completely agree. Worked very well for Porsche and I hope it works as well for Lotus. 

We don't have to buy/drive the SUVs, but we can enjoy the sports cars funded by their profits (just like happened with Porsche).

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Ferrari SUV due 2022..

On 02/06/2018 at 14:35, rallyesax said:

Time to get out of the cave dude. Even if everything is not pretty out there 😉 😋

as @rallyesax says.. time to get out of the caves!! Like it or loath it😂

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/ferrari/30374/ferrari-suv-confirmed-fastest-suv-crown-targeted?amp

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4 hours ago, auRouge said:

Ferrari SUV due 2022..

as @rallyesax says.. time to get out of the caves!! Like it or loath it😂

https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/ferrari/30374/ferrari-suv-confirmed-fastest-suv-crown-targeted?amp

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That is just lazy design, this is a GTC lusso propped up on big fat tire.

 

Thanks for digging up the thread.

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So now let’s imagine Lotus nail the designs and have free access to the parts bin at Volvo. It could be a huge success and be the car that puts Lotus on the map and allow it to flourish just like Porsche did all those years ago. 

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6 hours ago, auRouge said:

So now let’s imagine Lotus nail the designs and have free access to the parts bin at Volvo. It could be a huge success and be the car that puts Lotus on the map and allow it to flourish just like Porsche did all those years ago. 

Except the market is crowded when Porsche Cayenne only had the Range Rover and the Lincoln Navigator as a Luxury SUV with emphasis on the UV and no sporting pretence back in the day, as I remember it they had pretty much 2 of playing pretty much all alone in their sandbox. I do still think the Lotus SUV will be a turning point in Lotus development if they can reach their target of 10,000 vehicle per annum it would be massive shot in the arm, I do think China will get the bulk of these, but with Volvo support network in North America and continental Europe Lotus could manage to sell a not insignificant number if they nail the design and execution. This car needs to be flawless out of the box!

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I know EVERYONE is buying an SUV these days, so if you want to make a 'car' that will sell it's the way to go, but I'd love Lotus to use their excellence in both handling and lightweight manufacturing (which an SUV is generally neither) to make an absolute cracker of a sedan.  It's likely just me given what I see on the roads these days, but I have absolutely zero interests in owning an SUV of any brand. Like I said thogh, I'm clearly in the minority.

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I cant wait........

I have nothing I want to buy......or nothing that grabs my attention on the 4 seater front

so what am I to do with 2 kids when they wont go in the back of the Evora anymore in a couple of years time

Im hoping in that time (a couple of years or so) Lotus will have sorted this and it'll be a stunning piece of kit

The Faster You Drive...The Slower You Age

(Albert Einstein  14 March 1879 - 18 April 1955)

 

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Seeing this on twitter......

Check out @grouplotusplc’s Tweet:

...made me wonder if the Lotus marketing department might point out that Lotus started with performance "off roaders". How many other suv manufacturers  can say that. 😀

(LR and lamborghini were more utility than sports )

 

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Likely not, but the next Volvo SUV very likely. Maybe they start with something similar to the Lotus Carlton, basically a Lotus enhanced and optimized Volvo.

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I think it is fair to say that some engineers have been invited to have a very thorough look at Geely/Volvo/LEVC SUV underpinnings and were given blueprints  and all relevant specs. Lotus will use the CMA or SPA architecture which appears to be extremely versatile. 

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