Proton EMAS: latest picture, Lotus badge

August 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

Proton has released a new picture of its near-production EMAS concepts – and suggested that there’ll be an upmarket Lotus-badged version. The mainstream EMAS (‘gold’, in Malay, or an acronym for Eco Mobility Advance Solution) is a five-door hatch in the vein of the Toyota Aygo, Peugeot 107/Citroen C1, the Lotus model a sportier three-door. No word yet on powertrains for these vehicles, but suggestions include a hybrid with small range-extender engine (the Lotus Omnivore unit, as in the original concepts), a 1.2-litre petrol engine with turbocharger, or an all-electric layout (Paul Tan).

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