Lotus has announced it will relocate its U.S. headquarters from Lawrenceville, Georgia, to its existing Lotus Engineering facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The automaker says the move will allow it and its Lotus Engineering operation to grow together while improving work efficiency between the two.
The move from Lawrenceville to Ann Arbor, which is just outside of Detroit and in close proximity to America’s ‘Big Three’, is expected to be complete by the end of next month. In addition to the move, Lotus also said it will also expand its North American dealer network by opening of a total of four new dealers in the region. Two of these store fronts will be in California (West Covina and Thermal) with one in Arizona (Scottsdale) and the final in Alberta, Canada (Calgary).
These major announcements coincide with the launch of the new Evora 400 model, which is expected to arrive in U.S. and Canadian dealerships by December. Essentially a heavily updated version of the Evora S, the Evora 400 features more aggressive bodywork than the Evora S along with carbon ceramic brakes, a more powerful 400HP version of the supercharged 3.5-liter Toyota V6 and more.