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    Report: Lotus to move immediately forward with new variants rather than new models
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    It took 1.5 years, but a DRB-Hicom managing director told Malaysia's Business Times that the company has "cleaned up" the situation at Lotus from its finances to its marketing and image. The clean-up job we're most interested in, the product portfolio, will be demonstrated by financial investment ...

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    Report: Lotus suing former CEO Bahar over spending on homes, helicopters and watches
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    More details have come out about the legal suit and countersuit being contested between Lotus cars owner DRB-Hicom and former CEO of Lotus Dany Bahar. Bahar was brought in by Malaysian car company Proton in 2009 to turn Lotus around, and events during his tenure have made just about everyone ...

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    Report: Lotus Esprit all but ready to go, but held back by management issues
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    Brief and disappointing is this report from Autocar on the status of the Lotus Esprit: it is finally ready and sitting at the light, but the light might not go green for a long time. The good news is that from being a concept two years ago at the Paris Motor Show, the aluminum and carbon fiber ...

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    Report: Honda to share platforms, facilities with Proton
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    Honda and Malaysia's Proton have signed an agreement to work together, but before we go and start dreaming about a Lotus-derived Honda S2000 successor, Automotive News Europe breaks down what the deal could mean for both automakers. Proton (parent company of Lotus) has been trying to build a ...

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    Rumormill: Lotus Esprit cancelled?
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    Two years ago, we were gobsmacked when humble Lotus shocked the automotive world by wheeling out no fewer than five new models – admittedly in various stages of development – at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. The ambitious onslaught of new sheetmetal came at the behest of then-CEO Danny ...

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    Report: VW labor boss says 12 brands are enough, doesn't want to acquire Proton
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    The friction between Volkswagen and Proton continues, but this time it's coming from Germany, not Malaysia. The two firms have talked about some sort of partnership, or VW buying Proton outright, intermittently going back to 2005. In 2007 a partnership was nixed after a year of talks, then in 2010 ...

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    Report: Volkswagen looking to acquire Proton, Lotus?
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    Let's say you're an automaker bent on world domination looking to grow your sales. That's going to have you looking at Asian markets, because that's where some of the biggest growth has been, and that's exactly what Volkswagen is doing as it considers making another run at Malaysia's ...

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    Report: New Lotus owners ditch ambitious five-year plan
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    This didn't take long. The new overlords at Lotus have reportedly scrapped the company's five-year plan. DRB-Hicom ditched the turnaround strategy, penned by ousted CEO Danny Bahar, because it believes the market viewed the plan as overly ambitious. The new product plan will slim the number of ...

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    Report: Lotus bows out of Paris Motor Show
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    The plan put forth by former Lotus CEO Dany Bahar was to explode the British brand into the high-dollar sports car segment and directly challenge its marquee names. The first explosion came with the surprise introduction of five concepts at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. What has continued to ...

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    Official: Lotus gives Dany Bahar the boot
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    Lotus has fired CEO Dany Bahar and appointed Aslam Farikullah as the company's Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. The move was unsurprising, as an investigation into Bahar's expenses had led to his suspension last week. The 51-year-old Farikullah is said to have over 26 years of ...

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