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Jean-Marc Gales, Lotus CEO, ‘confident’ he can return brand to profit

New Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales says he’s “confident” he can make the money-losing brand profitable again by cutting jobs, adding dealers and boosting the sports car maker’s lineup.

New models coming “in the next two years” will continue to use Lotus’ bonded aluminum chassis, Gales told Automotive News Europe. The lightweight tub-shaped structure has been the foundation of the automaker’s agile cars since the first Elise was launched in 1996.