In 2015, 375 Lotus cars were registered in the UK compared to 235 in 2014 – the best registration figures achieved by Lotus in the UK since 2010.
- Lotus new car registrations up by 60% for 2015 compared to 2014
- Seven new dealers appointed in 2015
- New models launched with great success including the new Evora 400, Lotus Elise Sport and Elise Sport 220 and new Lotus Exige Sport 350
Seven new Lotus dealerships were appointed in 2015 in the UK including two showrooms inLondon, the first time Lotus has had a presence in London since 2009. Lotus now has 16 dealers in the UK with more planned over the next 12 months.
Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus plc, stated, “These are excellent sales results and prove definitively that Lotus is back! I would like to thank our excellent dealer and service network in the UK and all our staff. I would also like to thank all our customers have both passion and desire for Lotus sports cars and know what it is like to own a pure, lightweight and high performing sports car.”
The UK is not the only key market for Lotus to have seen an increase in sales, with other European markets including Germany, France and Italy also recording substantial growth in 2015.
In Germany, Lotus new car registrations are up by 23% for 2015 compared to 2014, with sales of 142 cars in 2015 compared to 115 in 2014.
New car registrations of Lotus cars in France are up by 38%, with 108 cars registered in 2015 from 78 in 2014.
Italy saw a 44% increase in new car registrations of Lotus cars with registrations up from 39 in 2014 to 56 in 2015.
Globally, Lotus’ has increased the number of dealerships to 202 from 138 in May 2014.