By on July 15, 2012

Two years after Lotus presented a grandiose, multi-car lineup at the 2010 Paris Auto Show, the company will not be participating in this years festivities at the Porte De Versailles.

The absence of Lotus at the Paris show isn’t necessarily a sign of their downfall in the post-Bahar era. Lotus put on a large exhibit at the Goodwood Festival of Speed – Britain’s de facto national motor show, now that the London show is gone – with vehicles from their past, present and future.

Lotus is going to be evaluating their direction in the coming months, now that Dany Bahar is gone. The six car lineup may not survive intact, but there are elements worth saving. A resurgence at, say, the Shanghai Auto Show wouldn’t be out of the question.

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2 Comments on “Lotus Pulls Out Of Paris Auto Show...”

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    “Lotus put on a large exhibit at the Goodwood Festival of Speed ”

    That’s because Lotus was the featured marque this year at Gooodwood.

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    “Lotus presented a grandiose, multi-car lineup at the 2012 Paris Auto Show”

    When I first saw that, I gasped. And thought, “Boy, Danny has got to have superhuman skills to pull this off”. Well, it didn’t work, but I would hate to see Lotus go under. Lotus does represent a style of automotive purity that has not been duplicated elsewhere, cramped discomfort notwithstanding.

    Maybe scale back six offerings to the best three: one traditional, one current, and one future, — and get financially stable FIRST, before drifting into any other “grandiose” ventures. I hate to say it, but perhaps now is the time for bean counters, not visionaries, to rise and shine…..


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