Enhanced Lotus Approved programme launches on 12 April 2021

Enhanced Lotus Approved programme launches on 12 April 2021

Enhanced Lotus Approved programme launches on 12 April 2021

Lotus retailers in the UK are scheduled to fully reopen on 12 April 2021 and will do so with a significantly enhanced Lotus Approved programme.

‘Lotus Approved’ status can now be applied to any Lotus car up to 20 years of age provided it meets a strict set of criteria. These include comprehensive technical checks coupled with outstanding vehicle preparation, delivering a high-quality and consistent standard of pre-owned car throughout the Lotus network.

Attractive flexible finance will be available on all vehicles, and for many customers Lotus Approved will provide the most affordable entry point into Lotus ownership.

Geoff Dowding, Executive Director, Sales and Aftersales, Lotus, said: The relaunch of the Lotus Approved programme is another significant milestone in the transformation of our business. This is a win-win scenario for everyone; for customers new to the Lotus brand it delivers added value and peace of mind, and for our retailers it’s an opportunity to expand their customer base.

Key features and benefits of the enhanced Lotus Approved programme are:

  • Minimum 12-month warranty
  • Full service history + HPI / Experian vehicle history check
  • Vehicle Identity Check with Mileage Verification
  • Multi-point vehicle inspection by a Lotus factory-trained technician
  • 10-mile road test by a Lotus factory-trained technician
  • Appropriate service and MoT if due within three months
  • MoT Test Cover policy
  • Full vehicle valet
  • 12-month breakdown cover

In addition, every Lotus Approved car comes with a complementary Certificate of Provenance. This provides detailed vehicle information documents plus a selection of Lotus collectables, including an engraved aluminium plaque, a leather Lotus keyring, a presentation tin of four badges and a Lotus ink pen, presented in bespoke Lotus-branded gift box.

The Lotus Approved programme is being relaunched in the UK first and will expand into Europe and other international markets later this year.

JBXE Racing and Lotus Engineering join forces in Extreme E Technical Partnership

JBXE Racing and Lotus Engineering join forces in Extreme E Technical Partnership

JBXE Racing and Lotus Engineering join forces in Extreme E Technical Partnership

JBXE Racing is delighted to announce Lotus Engineering as the latest addition to its family of partners. The world-renowned British engineering consultancy, part of Group Lotus, joins as Technical Partner, supporting Jenson Button’s Extreme E team in this radical new electric off-roading series. 

Highly respected for its dedication to cutting-edge technologies and motor racing pedigree, Lotus Engineering is internationally recognised for driving innovation in the automotive industry and beyond. JBXE Racing looks forward to working together with Lotus Engineering to promote electrification and highlight the importance of sustainable solutions to help protect and preserve the planet.

JBXE Racing team founder and 2009 FIA Formula 1 Drivers’ World Champion, Jenson Button, and multiple Scandinavian Touring Car race-winner, Mikaela Åhlin-Kottulinsky, are preparing to compete in the opening race of the 2021 Extreme E Championship later this week – the Desert X Prix takes place from 03 – 04 April in AlUla, Saudi Arabia.

Jenson Button, said:

Lotus is a great British brand that is inextricably linked to motorsport, so we are delighted to welcome Lotus Engineering to JBXE. Extreme E is a unique and exciting formula, full of “world firsts” and challenges, and to announce that a brand such as Lotus Engineering is coming on this journey with us is a proud moment for myself and the team. We are very excited about our new technical partnership and can’t wait to show what we can do in the first race this weekend.

Matt Windle, Managing Director, Lotus Cars, commented:

We are on the cusp of an exciting new era of electrified motorsport, and we’re delighted to support the JBXE team as Technical Partner. The complex technicalities of EV racing present a fascinating challenge, and using our learnings from more than a decade of electrifying sports cars – most recently with the Lotus Evija hypercar – we can bring valuable knowledge to the team. He added: As the consultancy arm of our business, Lotus Engineering is growing from strength to strength with multiple major projects underway and a new home at the Lotus Advanced Technical Centre in Warwickshire. Supporting the JBXE team is another valuable demonstration of Lotus Engineering’s wide portfolio of interests – in this case, electrified motorsport.  We look forward to sharing the journey together and experiencing the next phase of electric racing with an equally admirable sustainability agenda.

Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO of Extreme E said:

It’s fantastic that Lotus Engineering is entering Extreme E alongside Jenson Button’s JBXE team. The long-term success of our series relies on bringing in top automotive manufacturers to utilise our extreme racing platform as a testbed for accelerating electric mobility innovation for the wider industry. Lotus Engineering brings a wealth of experience in electrification and will no doubt prove a huge asset to the JBXE team. Welcome to the Extreme E family Lotus!

Central Lotus Open Day

Central Lotus Open Day

We have just completed the first floor of our brand new showroom development, and we would love to count you amongst them for the official unveiling on the 17th April. There will be food and drinks available by K&N catering, with breakfast from 10am till 12pm and lunch from 12 till 4pm. There will also be live broadcast in the showroom of the music show Duggy Stone Radio featuring Eddie King, Lotus owner and fan! With this being the first weekend out of the lockdown, this should be a nice day out for both car fanatics and for families. We are fully covid friendly, with a touch-less hand sanitisers and a free Lotus branded face mask on arrival. Central Lotus will of course be available to discuss any cars you might be interested in as well as a valuation on your current car. There will be a good selection of cars to see covering the full range. There will also be their brand new 2021 Evora GTE race car on show.

Hendy Performance Open Day

Hendy Performance Open Day

Hendy Performance in Eastleigh have a reputation for some of the best car Sunday morning car meets on the south coast!

With our recent appointment as an Official Lotus Retailer & Workshop, we’d like to invite Lotus owners to come and show off their pride & joy, whilst having a coffee and natter with like minded enthusiasts at our premises – Units 4-5, M3 Trade Park, Manor Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9YA.

This will be a static event, exclusively for Lotus owners and we politely ask that you show consideration to our neighbours whilst arriving and leaving.

Please contact us via performance@hendy-group.com if you have any questions about the event. We reserve the right to make adjustments to the date or times to ensure we work within Government COVID-19 practices to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors alike.