British sports car manufacturer Lotus is resurrecting a model that gearheads will remember well from the 60s and 70s.
The news comes some two years after Louts was purchased by Geely, a Chinese holding company. That move has come with an influx of cash aimed at bringing new models online. Lotus recently debuted the Evija, a 1,900 horsepower electric hypercar that can travel up to 250 miles per charge.
Lotus plans to slot the new Elan between the existing Elise and Exige models, using a new rivert-bonded platform. This would be the third generation for the Elan, which was first introduced in 1962 and returned after a 14-year hiatus in 1989. The second generation was pulled off of the factory line in 1995.
How the California Lemon Law Works
While carmakers often trumpet new models and updated versions of the cars we know and love, they are often less vocal about some of the defects that come along with those rollouts. Lotus, for example, has recalled a number of vehicles over the years because of problems ranging from missing air bag labels to engine fire risks.
The good news for car owners in California is that the state’s lemon law offers some important protections. The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act requires carmakers to perform various repairs on vehicles while they are under warranty. If a manufacturer is unable to repair the car – or refuses to make the repairs – the company is obligated to buy the vehicle back from the owner. That includes compensating the owner for the purchase price, financing costs and other related expenses.
The law also allows the manufacturer to offer to replace the vehicle instead of buying it back. It is ultimately up to the owner to decide whether to take that option. It is important to discuss you rights and options with a seasoned California lemon law attorney. The law makes the car manufacturer responsible for any legal fees you incur while enforcing your rights.
Consult a California Lemon Law Attorney
If you are a car owner or lessor who is grappling with your car’s manufacturer over repairs, an experienced California lemon law attorney can help. A lawyer can help you weigh your rights and options to ensure that the carmaker is held fully accountable.
At the Bickel Law Firm, we have represented hundreds of clients in defective vehicle cases in Southern California and across the state. We work tirelessly to get the people we represent the compensation they deserve and we have a long track record of success.
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