Story by Benjamin Greene
Originally published by Dupont Registry:http://www.dupontregistry.com/autos/blog/post/2011/09/27/lotus-to-bring-ethos-to-us-market-for-around-45k.aspx
Lotus will bring its City Car concept to the U.S. market under the Ethos name for around $45K in the not-too-distant future. Although no final dates were provided, we think it will be after 2012, in late 2013, maybe even as as a 2014 model. First shown at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, the City Car concept was designed to compete with Aston Martin Cygnet and other upscale city cars.
Lotus is currently contemplating two power plants. A series hybrid powertrain like the concept or fully electric motivation like the Nissan Leaf or Tesla Roadster. In the end, both may be available at different price points.