Lotus to make cars in China, probably starting with an SUV

Lotus, majority owned by Chinese carmaker Geely since 2017, plans to build cars in China at a new factory being built in Wuhan.

Lotus confirmed to Reuters a key part of its revival plan was to broaden its manufacturing base.

“Details on additional locations and models will be confirmed in due course,” it said.

According to documents from the local planning authority, the Geely owned factory will have a capacity for 150,000 cars per year. Not all will be Lotus vehicles, obviously.

The factory is approved to build cars with internal combustion engines, hybrid powertrains, and full electric powertrains.

Sources say the first Lotus cars from the Chinese factory will be an SUV.

Source: Reuters