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Buying a new Lotus

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With over 3 accredited Lotus Dealers within the Private Fleet National Network and a purchasing power of many hundreds of new vehicles per year, Private Fleet is well placed to ensure that your next new Lotus purchase is second to none.

Private Fleet are able to save private buyers thousands of dollars on the following 2018 Lotus vehicles:

  • Lotus Evora GT430 & GT430 Sport
  • Lotus Evora GT410
  • Lotus Evora 400
  • Lotus Elise Cup 260
  • Lotus Elise Cup 250
  • Lotus Elise Sprint 220 & Elise Sport 220
  • Lotus 3-Eleven
  • Lotus Exige Cup 430
  • Lotus Exige Sport 380
  • Lotus Exige Sport 350

To find out more or to find out how to obtain Private Fleet Discount Pricing via your local Lotus dealer, click here to complete our 30 second enquiry form or call 1300 303 181 during business hours.

More About: Lotus.

British car maker, Lotus, is perhaps best known for producing nothing but small sports cars. It’s also famous thanks to the aura one of its co-founder, Colin Chapman, has around his name.

Lotus Engineering Ltd was formed in 1958 by Chapman and Colin Dare. Originally located in North London, they moved to a purpose built factory in Cheshunt in 1959. 1966 saw thenm move to a former RAF base, Hethel.

Lotus is perhaps responsible for the “kit car”, thanks to selling unassembled vehicles to private buyers. This allowed buyers at the time to effectively dodge a purchase tax. Cars such as the Lotus Elan Plus Two became the first Lotus cars not to be made available in kit form.

One open cockpit car, the Lotus Seven, has perhaps defined what Lotus cars were seen as. A simple two seater, Lotus sold the manufacturing rights to fellow British company, Caterham, which produces that car still.

The 1970s saw Lotus look towards moving upmarket. The Lotus Esprit, famous for being showcased in a James Bond film, typifies the four seater sports cars then on offer.

However, Lotus struggled and in 1980 was in real danger of shutting its doors. Just 383 cars were made that year. 1982 can be seen as the year that Lotus was saved, thanks to an agreement between Lotus and Toyota, with one outcome being the Toyota Celica XX, otherwise known as the Supra.

Toyota and Lotus continue the agreement, with Toyota supplying engines which are fettled by and sold in Lotus cars.