He said Lotus sold 2,000 units of its variants worldwide last year, and expects to at least maintain its sales figures this year.
Its sales last year put it second in the supercar segment in the region and 12th globally.
“Lotus was in a bad shape since DRB-Hicom, the parent group of Proton Holdings, acquired the company, but last year it generated its best sales performance,” he told reporters at the Malaysian launch of the Lotus Evora 400 today.
The Evora 400, priced at between RM597,999 (manual) and RM653,999 (fully loaded automatic), is much faster than the previous Evora, with a maximum speed of 300km per hour and acceleration of 0-100km per hour in just 4.2 seconds.
Lotus Cars Malaysia is offering a promotion package which includes three-year warranty, two-year free service, a one-time experience at the Lotus Driving Academy and automatic membership to the Lotus Official Club Malaysia, he added.