Lotus retail sales performance 2020

Global sales increased by 4.4%

 

(Hethel, UK – 8 January 2021) Despite the many global challenges of 2020, Lotus Cars reports today that its new car retail sales increased by 4.4% compared to 2019.

Sales increased in many key markets around the world as the transformation of Lotus continues. Highlights include growth in the USA, Germany, Italy, UK, China, Singapore, Netherlands and others.

The most popular Lotus model globally was the Elise, followed by the Exige and Evora.

Concluding 2020, Lotus Cars CEO Phil Popham said: “Last year was extremely tough in many aspects of business and life – the most challenging we have seen.  Huge thanks to all our staff, retailers, partners and, of course, customers around the world for supporting Lotus through 2020.”

He added: “Despite the many challenges, our sales showed positive growth in the year, underlining the significant transformation now underway at Lotus. Our recent performance also bodes very well for the future, as we continue to progress our Vision80 strategy with the Evija hypercar and our new sports car,
which debuts this year.”

 

Lotus Cars retail sales highlights for 2020:

 

Region

% Increase

North America

32%

Greater China

28%

EU

9%

UK

6%

Global sales

4.4%

 

 

Ranking by new car retail sales volume

Country

1

Germany

2

USA

3

UK

4

Japan

5

France

6

Italy

= 7

Greater China

= 7

Australia

9

Switzerland

10

Belgium

 


Ends

 

Notes to Editors

For more information please contact the Lotus Communications team:

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Alastair Florance, Group PR Manager

aflorance@lotuscars.co.uk

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sthomas2@lotuscars.com

+44 (0) 7909 813785


Richard Yarrow, PR Manager, News and Technology

ryarrow@lotuscars.com

+44 (0) 7471 994525

 

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About Lotus

Group Lotus is based in Hethel, Norfolk, UK. It is part of Geely Automotive, the fastest growing automotive group in the world. Geely has a 51% controlling stake, with 49% owned by Etika Automotive, a Malaysian conglomerate.

Lotus Cars builds world-class, high-performance sports cars including the Evora, Elise and Exige ranges. In July 2019 it launched the Evija, the world’s first all-electric British hypercar. Production will start in 2021.

Lotus Engineering provides a comprehensive consultancy service which works with many of the world's OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. It is internationally recognised for its long-standing contribution to ground-breaking automotive engineering and vehicle development.