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Lotus gets rid of useless gadgets, prepares to work on SUV

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Barely 10 months after joining Lotus as CEO, Jean-Marc Gales said he wants to get rid of all electronic gadgets which he deems unnecessary.

"We had an electronically opening glove box, which in a sports car is worse than useless," he said at the Geneva Motor Show this week. "I don't know who put that in, but I took it out."

Lotus sales are up 62% from the previous year, putting the brand on course for 2,000 deliveries in the current year, which ends on March 31st. This is well short of their 3,500 goal for 2016-2017, however.

Gales also said the company's next vehicle could very well be an SUV. "I'm a bit torn between an SUV and a 4-door sports car -- but in the end I can see that the SUV has the bigger market." 

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