The new Lotus City car to be priced at £29,000 1

The new Lotus City car will be on sale for a price of £29,000. The sporty city car is said to go on sale in 2015. The price of the car is said to be £2000 cheaper than the Martin Cygnet.

City cars the way forward

Futuristic type city cars are being developed by a number of renowned manufacturers, including Vauxhall with their RAK e and the Volkswagen UP! They are clearly the way forward.

Currently there a number of vehicles which enter busy city centres during peak hours that are expensive to run. Quite a few of them also have poor C02 emission ratings, with the Government enforcing restrictions in a number of places. Small city cars would offer a great solution to all of these problems.

They are also better catered to city drivers in the way that they are designed. A recent study proved that most drivers don’t utilise the four seats next to them when driving into work most of the time. With smaller and more economical cars entering our busy parts of town rather than largely sized and highly emitting vehicles, life would be made a lot easier.

Another Supermini

The new Lotus City Car, which currently doesn’t have an official model name, is being developed alongside another supermini vehicle. This time the car is being produced with the company’s parent Proton. The expected sale date is at the beginning of 2014.

Good enough to compete

Dany Bahar, the Lotus Chief said that their City car will have something “special” giving it a  great reason to rival other reputable brands. He said “There’s no point in trying to fight the MINIs, and the small BMWs and Audis unless you have a special offering. Our car will be an EV or range extended EV and will offer performance of no other small car.”

Cygnet no match

Mr Bahar brushed aside rivalary from the Aston Martin Cygnet saying “The difference between our city car and the Cygnet is that we’re involved in the development right from the start. The rebadging exercise really isn’t appropriate for a brand like Aston Martin; the Cygnet is just an iQ. We’re looking to price our city car from £29,000, but it’ll offer something different; it’ll be a range extender or an EV, for starters.”