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Lotus Cars opens new venture in Singapore

Anthony Phillipson, second from left, helps open the Singapore showroom Credit: Lotus Cars

Norfolk based car maker Lotus has opened a new showroom in Singapore.

The company, which is a subsidiary of Proton, is keen to strengthen the Lotus brand.

The British High Commissioner to Singapore, Anthony Phillipson, helped perform the opening ceremony.

Lotus bosses visit new London showroom

DRB-HiCOM executives at the new London store Credit: Lotus Cars

Executives from the Malaysian owners of Lotus cars have been visiting the firm's new London store.

DRB-HICOM has taken over Proton, which formerly owned Lotus. The new management team hope to increase production at the Norfolk factory and re-position Lotus as a luxury performance brand.

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Parliamentary debate on Lotus

The Lotus production line at Hethel near Norwich Credit: ITV Anglia

The future of Lotus cars will be discussed in parliament. The Norfolk based sports car maker was owned by Proton but has now been taken over by another Malaysian company.

Senior managers at the new owners say they haven't decided what to do with Lotus.

The debate will will be lead by South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon. He's calling on the Prime Minister to ensure that Lotus remains a going concern in Norfolk.