Very markting-led, sure, but I wouldn't say disingenuous when it comes to the physical product. How many other cars at all, let alone in anywhere near that price bracket, has a clean-sheet, dedicated platform?? (Ok, the new one isn't as exclusively designed for the hatchback alone as before, but still...) » 12/16/14 10:51pm Yesterday 10:51pm

Just remember that EU emissions cycle numbers are not only very stupid tests to begin with and have little to do with reality, but all the manufacturers design the cars and the ECUs to get the best numbers from that exact test cycle. In other words they manipulate the test results. » 12/15/14 10:16am Monday 10:16am

I wonder how much carbon fibre there actually is in that car. All the carbon fibre parts I see for sure are the usual aftermarket seats that many buy for Lotuses, some mirrors and the dash panel. Anything else? Since the chassis is from a Lotus there's no carbon fibre there, and lotus bodies are glass fibre. » 12/15/14 10:07am Monday 10:07am