Paris motor show: Lotus unveils five new models

Nic Cackett

Lotus has revealed a raft of new models in a sensational press conference at the Paris motor show.

The first announcement was that the iconic Esprit will return in 2013 as part of an ambitious strategy to replace the entire current range of cars with more upmarket offerings. Lotus boss Dany Bahar insists that the philosophies of founder Colin Chapman - just add lightness - still apply, but the evidence is scant on first look.