Norfolk

Lotus may build cars outside UK

The next generation of Lotus cars may not be built in Norfolk, it has been revealed.

At the Paris Motor Show, Lotus, which has a major factory and base at Hethel in Norfolk, unveiled five new models.

The vehicles include the Esprit, Elan, Elise 2015, Elite and Eterne and range in price from £30,000 to £130,000.

The company said it hoped to build the cars at Hethel, but due to difficulties in getting government loans it might have to produce some abroad.

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