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Old 12th December 2007, 09:35   #1
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Like any automaker looking to solidify its future in the next five ten fifty years, Lotus is beginning a plan to enter the Indian market. The producer of our favorite minimalist motoring experience is beginning to scout out potential dealers throughout the country, and is expected to bring a version of the Elise to market first.

Anything that brings the sublime steering and point-and-shoot nature of Lotus to the masses is a good thing, and with a successful run of cars in Thailand and Mexico, India might prove to be yet another financial boom that can allow Lotus to continue building supremely engaging cars.


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Whoa! That's GREAT news!
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It will never come to India as they will not be able to sell cars here.

The Article is just buzz. I have my sources believe me.
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Haven't we heard this before?? IIRC there was some news a few years back too that Lotus along with Proton was interested in entering in India. I think they were to partner Mahindra & one of the mags even said that they were setting up a flagship showroom in Mumbai. Don't know what happened to that one.

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It will never come to India as they will not be able to sell cars here.

The Article is just buzz. I have my sources believe me.
Hmm...ok but care to elaborate why in your opinion it won't sell??
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this will be a second attempt to enter this market. As iraghava said there was a plan 4 years back or so to partner with Mahindras. Of course we all know what M&M did - they got us the Logan instead!
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I don't think they are partnering with M&M. They supposedly helped M&M with suspension and handling for some new model of Scorpion.

Good news is that Lotus wants to get into India
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I think Lotus has some technical association with Sonalika group that makes the Rhino. They were involved in the design work, I guess.
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