For a while it looked like the Esprit would survive the cut, but even that model has been shelved indefinitely.
With Dany Bahar fired for misconduct and Lotus Cars strapped for cash, there's no money in the kitty for new models. Speaking to Malaysian newspaper Business Times, DRB-Hicom managing director Tan Sri Mohd Khamil Jamil said that the Lotus will persist with its current model line up.
"We are coming out with the variants based on existing products - variants with improved technology, improved performance, improved quality as well as improved costing," he said.
He also said that Lotus had "cleaned up and [is] moving ahead," and that the company now had a three-year product plan in place rather than the overly-ambitious five-year plan of Lotus' previous management team.