According to reports circling the web this week, the Lotus Evora is on the endangered list. It turns out that rumors of its demise are greatly exaggerated. The company today confirmed that a 2016 model year Evora will be sold in the U.S.
At the same time, Lotus also confirmed that 2014 model year Evoras will be limited in availability over the next several months. No 2015 model year Evoras will be sold in the U.S.
Lotus hasn’t confirmed a start date for 2016 Evora production or delivery.
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Jean-Marc Gales, Group Lotus CEO, said in a statement, “I know that this will be welcome news to our thousands of owners and fans in North America, but the reality is that there was never any intention to leave. The North American market is vitally important for us and we intend to expand our dealer network and grow our sales volumes in the future. In fact in the last twelve months, we have already appointed three new dealerships in the USA and are on course to appoint additional dealers in the next few months.”
Gales also confirmed that support and after sales services will continue in the U.S. during the interim between 2014 and 2016 model year Evora sales.