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Deliveries of the Lotus Evora 400, which rolled off production lines recently, is set to begin in August. Hethel will also be updating the standard Evora to meet Euro 6 emission standards before the end of the year.

These and other snippets were revealed by Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales to Dutch daily De Telegraaf in a recent interview. In the upcoming mix is a new Evora 400 roadster, which has been confirmed – a launch is expected to be as early as 2016.

Down the road, the Lotus Exige and Elise will also be receiving updates in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Gales however remained tight-lipped as to what updates might be coming to both. Earlier this year, the special edition Exige S Club Racer and the Elise S Club Racer versions were introduced.

The Exige S currently has a Toyota-sourced 2GR-FE 3.5 litre VVT-i V6 that puts out 345 hp and 400 Nm, while the Elise S gets its power from a 2ZZ-GE 1.8 litre four-cylinder supercharged engine offering 217 hp and 250 Nm. It’s likely that updates in power will be among the changes.

He also revealed that the very long-awaited Lotus crossover is slated to arrive in showrooms by 2019. Previously, Gales said that the world’s first lightweight SUV – dubbed the “real Lotus” – will rival the Porsche Macan and will have a strong presence in China, where it will be built, to accommodate the market’s insatiable appetite for SUVs.

Lotus Evora 400


Lotus Exige

Lotus Elise