Colin Chapman would be spinning in his grave. The company once known for “simplify and add lightness” has announced big plans to do quite the opposite, reports Electrek. We knew Lotus was going electric, but three of the four new models on the way aren’t what you’d expect from Lotus. They include two SUVs, a four-door coupe, and a sports car, which will be the last to come out. We’ll have to wait until 2026 to see it. All four of these models will be electric.
While it’s a sad departure from the true sports cars we know and love, it’s also pretty much inevitable for any car company that wants to survive. Survival is necessary if we’re going to keep getting the little zippy sports cars that made Lotus famous in the first place.