SOURCE: John Eagle European's Lotus of Austin

John Eagle European's Lotus of Austin

January 24, 2012 13:35 ET

Lotus of Austin Named #1 in North America

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Jan 24, 2012) - John Eagle European's (http://www.johneagleeuropean.com/) Lotus of Austin (http://www.lotusofaustin.com/) was the top-selling Lotus motorcar dealer in North America for 2011. The Austin, Texas, dealership sold more new and pre-owned Lotus Evora, Elise and Exige sports cars than any other factory authorized location in the Western hemisphere.

"Texans love premium luxury and high performance cars," said dealer principal Sonny Morgan. "We continue to attract people in Central Texas, as well as across the region, who are passionate about these cars because of our world-class service, spectacular selection and terrific value."

Lotus of Austin opened its doors in April 2009. The company quickly catapulted to the top, becoming the number one Lotus USA dealer in Texas and number three in the USA after its first year. That strong performance was symbolized by the first North American Lotus Evora delivery taking place at Lotus of Austin (http://www.lotusofaustin.com/).

"Delivering the first Evora in North America was an exciting milestone," said Morgan. "Our embrace of this exciting sports car attracted a huge following among Lotus enthusiasts. While it may seem incredible to some that we would win the Lotus sales crown in only a few years, it's easy to understand for anyone who comes through our door. We work hard to give our customers a truly special experience."

The Evora is the world's only mid-engine, four-seat sports car. Powered by a normally aspirated or supercharged V6 engine and weighing less than 3,000 pounds, the Evora offers thrilling performance. Only a few thousand Evoras are built worldwide each year. In addition to the Evora, Lotus of Austin sells late model Elise and Exige sports cars. The dealership has a complete service department to maintain and tailor contemporary Lotus cars.

Lotus is one of the flagship marques offered by John Eagle European, which also sells Aston Martin, Bentley and Rolls Royce automobiles inside its plush showroom located at 12989 Research Boulevard in Austin. For more information on Lotus of Austin, visit www.lotusofaustin.com.

About John Eagle European
John Eagle European is part of the John Eagle group of dealerships, which consists of 13 dealerships in Texas and Florida. John Eagle European offers the complete line of Aston Martin, Bentley, Rolls Royce and Lotus fine motorcars. In addition, the dealership offers pre-owned models and services all of those cars. The museum-inspired facility hosts exclusive events year-round. Additional information about John Eagle European is available at www.johneagleeuropean.com or by calling (512) 401-2663.

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