Lotus Cars

Automotive
UK

UK In Iran posted on September 29, 2016, "Great to be at launch of @grouplotusplc cars in Iran tonight - one of UK's most iconic brands taking advantage of trade relationship." (UK in Iran)

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"With very little fanfare, Britain's Lotus brand opened the doors of its very first showroom in Iran unveiling the Elise 220 sports coupe to Iranian car fanatics.Mohammadali Basravi, CEO of ILIA Motor, said the company "seeks to become the largest representative of the British brand in the Middle East".He added that once Iranian buyers place an order, the vehicle will be ready for delivery in at most two and a half months. The handmade vehicles have been priced at about 3 to 4 billion rials ($118,000 at market exchange rate) which is at least double the price in international markets.Financial Tribune contacted Avid Ommi, sales manager of the company, who said Lotus cars and their Iranian counterpart had been negotiating a deal for over two years and finally managed to reach an agreement in March 2015." (Financial Tribune, "Lotus Opens Showroom in Tehran," 9/20/2015).