Scotland has an all-new Lotus dealership. Park’s Lotus in Hamilton will open its doors to sales and service customers during August. It marks the first time in 15 years that Lotus has had a retailer in the west of Scotland.
The new business at 143-159 Almada Street is part of the long-established Park’s Motor Group, which already represents a number of sports, premium and luxury car companies — including Lamborghini, McLaren, Maserati, Bentley and BMW — from sites throughout Scotland and the north of England.
Lotus has always enjoyed a strong relationship with Scotland, through the race team’s links to legendary driver, two-time Formula 1 world champ and Indy500 winner Jim Clark, and its support of the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum in Duns.
“We’re delighted to add Lotus to our portfolio of performance car brands,” Ross Park, director of Park’s Motor Group, said. “We know it has a proud history and an exciting future, and we’re thrilled to be part of that. Lotus is a valuable addition to the Park’s family, offering even greater choice to our customers.”
The new dealership was also welcomed by Geoff Dowding, Lotus Cars’ executive director, sales and aftersales.
“This new Lotus sales and service centre in Hamilton is a wonderful addition to our UK network,” Dowding said. “Despite the challenges of the last few months, we’ve worked efficiently with the team at Park’s to ensure our current and future customers in Scotland have the facilities and support they need.”
Taking pride of place in the Hamilton showroom, south-east of central Glasgow, will be the newest Lotus, the Evora GT410, which has been designed to be a more usable ‘everyday’ sports car.