AutoIndustriya.com has received word from a very reliable source that the Autohub Group has sealed the deal to distribute Lotus Cars in the Philippines. The confirmation comes after much speculation and rumors surrounding a potential Philippine distributor of Lotus.
The Autohub Group is headed up by Mr. Willy Tee Ten. Autohub is currently the distributor and dealer of two iconic British automotive brands with Mini Global City (under British United Automobiles) starting in 2009 and Rolls Royce Manila (under British Bespoke Automobiles) in 2013. Mini Philippines has already expanded their operations to the Visayas region with Cebu Autocentrale Corporation opening Mini Cebu (specifically Mandaue) in 2013.
If all goes to plan for Autohub, our source says Lotus Cars could be offered in the Philippine market as early as mid 2015.
Lotus: quick facts
Lotus is one of Great Britain's most iconic automotive brands and was founded by Colin Chapman in 1952. The company has made cars such as the Seven, the Elan and the Esprit.
Lotus has a proud heritage in many motorsport disciplines, most notably Formula One.
Lotus Cars currently manufactures the Elise (lightweight 2-seat sportscar), the Exige (based on Elise but lighter, faster), and the Evora (2+2 sports coupe). All current Lotus models use Toyota engines.
Are you excited for Lotus to arrive in the country?