Philosophie & Stratégie & Avenir de Lotus

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Re: Philosophie & Stratégie & Avenir de Lotus

Message par Corsugone » 31 mars 2018 12:13

Le patron du design de Geely supervisera celui de Lotus, voici donc l'avènement de Peter Horbury.

Li, who “always wanted a sports car company”, has asked Horbury to find a design direction for the company. Sales have lately improved under dynamic CEO Jean-Marc Gales, and losses havedeclined, but everyone agrees that what the Hethel firm most needs is investment. To justify that, Lotus needs a convincing model plan and it’s not yet clear what Li and his top managers make of Gales’s existing one. The CEO wants to produce two new sports car models (one evidently an Elise replacement) plus an SUV.

Horbury acknowledges that Geely has “big ambitions” for Lotus. Although he now has overall charge of design, he is at pains to stress that “this doesn’t make me a design dictator”. Hethel’s long-serving head of design, Russell Carr, started as an intern working for Horbury back at MGA and the two men profess a mutual respect. “I see my job as being to set the goals and steer the ship,” says Horbury. “The Lotus guys already do great work, but now they’ll have the resources of Geely Design UK to assist in any way they need.”


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Re: Philosophie & Stratégie & Avenir de Lotus

Message par Corsugone » 10 avr. 2018 21:33

Chris Harris continue de se faire des amis, cette fois, c'est dans le monde Lotus ... :mrgreen:

https://twitter.com/harrismonkey/status ... 75264?s=19

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Re: Philosophie & Stratégie & Avenir de Lotus

Message par Corsugone » 22 mai 2018 14:06

Lotus cherche nouveaux fournisseurs, surement pour que les deux futurs modèles soient aux standards du marché en terme de qualité et finition.

URGENT ACTION NEEDED – With exciting new programmes to be formally announced soon, Lotus senior management and engineers want to meet potential new, innovative suppliers from amongst the MIA membership.

The 70th Anniversary year of Lotus promises to be THE most exciting time in its history. In September 2017, Geely Holding Group acquired a majority stake in Group Lotus plc, which now plans, through brand building and a diversified product offering, to leverage Geely Group synergies to compete with Porsche - placing the Lotus brand in its strongest ever position. Last year, Lotus sold 1,600 cars globally, up 13% on the year before.

Lotus has a 100-acre facility in Hethel, Norfolk, with its own 2.2 mile private test track, utilising in-house research, design and engineering which has produced over 100,000 Lotus Cars. To help develop the two sports cars and the SUV, Lotus will hire 300 new people this year. The expansion would boost Lotus to 1,100 employees. Lotus is now producing its best ever cars and is the UK’s leading sports luxury brand, with an increasing worldwide network of 215 sales outlets set to increase to 235 this year.
"I have a problem with Porsches. They're wonderful cars, but I know I could never live with one. I don't go around saying that Porsches are a pile of dung, but I do know that psychologically I couldn't handle owning one" Rowan Atkinson.

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Lotus: remplacement de J-M Gales

Message par ze_shark » 04 juin 2018 14:47

Geely place un homme du sérail, Feng Qingfeng, actuellement VP & CTO de Geely Auto Group, comme CEO de Group Lotus avec effet immédiat.
Jean-Marc Gales quitte la société pour "raisons personnelles" et devient Chief Strategic Advisor pour le Chairman de Lotus, Daniel Donghui Li, qui est par ailleurs CFO de Geely Holdings.

Quelques fleurs (de lotus ?) pour la forme:
Jean-Marc has stabilised and turned Lotus to profitability for the first time in the iconic brands history with new industry leading products and unique business models since joining the company in 2014. Lotus is poised for the next phase of growth under Feng Qingfeng’s leadership, where its expertise in lightweight materials and sport cars-engineering will form part of the wider expansion of Geely ‘s automotive portfolio. At the same time I will welcome Jean-Marc‘s Council as Chief Strategic Advisor to myself and the Board of Directors.
Me demande comment la nouvelle va être reçue à Hethel. Etre dirigé par un frenchie, c'était une chose, mais par un chinois ?

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Re: Philosophie & Stratégie & Avenir de Lotus

Message par Corsugone » 04 juin 2018 17:48

Ce n'était pas un Frenchie mais un Luxembourgeois.

Le truc le plus drôle est que Lotus veut refaire du Bahar :

Meanwhile, Geely bosses have told Autocar: “Lotus used to be ranked alongside Ferrari and Porsche. We need to come back to that rank again.”

Tous les détails de ce débarquement dans les formes par Geely de JMG, qui était très loin d'être apprécié en interne, considéré uniquement comme un cost killer sans vision stratégique.

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Re: Philosophie & Stratégie & Avenir de Lotus

Message par Corsugone » 19 juin 2018 18:04

Très intéressant et maintenant c'est plutôt crédible avec Geely au commande ...

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Re: Philosophie & Stratégie & Avenir de Lotus

Message par Corsugone » 21 juin 2018 13:05

Geely commence à mutualiser sa com avec celle de Lotus à moins que Geely profite de l'image de Lotus pour communiquer sur sa marque. Peu importe les marques sont associées pour cet évènement.

"I have a problem with Porsches. They're wonderful cars, but I know I could never live with one. I don't go around saying that Porsches are a pile of dung, but I do know that psychologically I couldn't handle owning one" Rowan Atkinson.

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Re: Philosophie & Stratégie & Avenir de Lotus

Message par Corsugone » 09 août 2018 06:01

Rien qu'on ne sache pas déjà dans cet article, Lotus travaille avec Geely sur un SUV avec pour objectif de passer les ventes de la marque de 1500 à 5000 voitures par an. Présentation en 2020, à la vente en 2021. Il sera plus léger que les autres SUV, 200 à 300kg, à voir. Reste la question en suspens, où sera-t-il fabriqué ? En suède, en Belgique ou en chine à l'instar de la Volvo S90 ? ... mais surement pas en UK.

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Message par gregus69 » 09 août 2018 10:51

ce sera un xc90 rebadgé, m'étonnerais que ce soit autre chose

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Re: Philosophie & Stratégie & Avenir de Lotus

Message par Corsugone » 09 août 2018 12:59

C’est la fête ! 1.9 millards de dollars sur la table. Dany Bahar en a perdu son slip léopard à la découverte de l’annonce.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... lotus-cars
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Re: Philosophie & Stratégie & Avenir de Lotus

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"I have a problem with Porsches. They're wonderful cars, but I know I could never live with one. I don't go around saying that Porsches are a pile of dung, but I do know that psychologically I couldn't handle owning one" Rowan Atkinson.

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Re: Philosophie & Stratégie & Avenir de Lotus

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"I have a problem with Porsches. They're wonderful cars, but I know I could never live with one. I don't go around saying that Porsches are a pile of dung, but I do know that psychologically I couldn't handle owning one" Rowan Atkinson.

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Re: Philosophie & Stratégie & Avenir de Lotus

Message par Corsugone » 13 sept. 2018 17:11

Geely nomme un nouveau vice-président, Phil Popham, qui cumulera la casquette de patron de Lotus Sport et du commercial. Le monsieur arrive du groupe Jaguar Land Rover. Le monsieur aimerait remettre James Bond au volant d'une Lotus, en lieu et place d'Aston Martin. Rien d'impossible à l'avenir avec les moyens de Geely .... faut juste un modèle crédible.

Popham will serve as senior vice-president of commercial operations for Group Lotus and CEO of Lotus Sports Cars. He will report to Group Lotus chief executive Feng Qingfeng, a long-time executive of Geely, which now owns the Norfolk sports car maker.

Les détails.

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Re: Philosophie & Stratégie & Avenir de Lotus

Message par Corsugone » 29 sept. 2018 13:33

Lotus ajoute des bâtiments à son site. L'actionnaire majoritaire Chinois sort le chéquier, Hethel change de braquet.

Legendary Norfolk carmaker Lotus has today unveiled plans for a new multi-million pound expansion which aims to transform its Hethel site into a global destination for fans.

Sur le plan d'ensemble, les nouvelles facilités sont blanches.

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Re: Philosophie & Stratégie & Avenir de Lotus

Message par Corsugone » 26 oct. 2018 13:08

Les nouvelles facilités de Lotus en réalité virtuelle. Ce qui serait bien, ce serait aussi un nouveau modèle en VR parce que les séries "Roger Rabbit" à l'infini, ça finit par saouler au bout d'un moment.

http://panorama.enscape3d.com/view/leds8el6/

http://panorama.enscape3d.com/view/jghjlbpd/
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