Lotus City Car Approved for Production

Lotus City Car Concept

Lotus has confirmed their plans to build a production version of the City Car Concept that debuted at the Paris Motor Show.

According to CAR Magazine, CEO Dany Bahar said that the City Car will arrive in production form in October 2013. Lotus will do this together with Proton and another OEM. There will be one model for the Asian market, one for Europe and also a sportier one.

The Lotus City Car features a range-extended hybrid powertrain with a 35 kW 1.2-litre 3-cylinder flex-fuel engine. EV range is 60km(37miles), after which the range extender kicks in, offering a range of up to 500km (310miles).

Peak power is 162 kW(54 kW continuos) and 240 Nm of torque. 0-62mph comes in 9.0 second and the top speed is 105mph.


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