Lotus is planning to bring its entry-level and detuned Evora to the United States. However, it is going to arrive in the country without its supercharger, according to a report from Automotive News.
According to the automaker's chief executive Jean-Marc Gales, the non-supercharged Lotus Evora is coming to the U.S to meet emissions requirements.
Lotus is going to relaunch the Evora 2+2, which is fitted with a 400-horsepower engine, in the U.S. this coming May.
"Over a five-year period in the U.S., we have to show a 3 percent per year reduction in carbon dioxide emissions," said Gales. "One option is remove the supercharger."
The company says the detuned version of Evora will arrive sans the supercharger in an aim to lessen power and improve the car's fuel economy.
Gales believes that it is a better option to fit a naturally aspirated V-6 into the car rather than a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder.
He went on to say that the sports car maker is going to do what McLaren does with its 570S "by fitting an engine that already fits into the car." This McLaren's most recent model is loaded with a detuned version of 3.8-liter employed in the 650S.
At the moment, Lotus has already received 250 orders for the Evora. It also expects to sell 400 Evora cars in the U.S. every year.
Moreover, Gales confirmed that a roadster version of Evora is expected to be unwrapped in the U.S. next year.
Lotus has yet to reveal the exact date the entry-level is going to hit the U.S. showroom.
Right now, the price for the entry-level Evora is unknown. However, it is believed that it will carry a cheaper price than the cost of the Evora 400 coupe, which is $89,900.
We will be sure to keep you posted as any news about the price and release date of the entry-level version becomes available.
The company's boss also said that the refreshed Lotus Elise will hit the U.S. market after 2020.
The revamped Evora 400 was recently rolled out while the Evora Sport 410 was showcased at this year's Geneva Motor Show.