LONDON -- Lotus built more than 2,200 Emira sports cars at its U.K. factory in the first half after the company rebounded from a poor 2022.
All the cars built at the plant in Hethel, Norfolk, England this year were Emiras -- the automaker's final combustion-engine model. Lotus began production of the two-seater last year following delays caused by supply chain issues.
A slow ramp-up resulted in Geely-owned Lotus building just 867 cars in Hethel last year. This was down from 1,402 in 2021 when the company finished building the last of its previous generation of sports cars that included the Elise and Exige.