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Lotus Elise : 2015

Enters the market in the Spring of 2015 .
Filed under:  Cars
 
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£35,000 2.0 litre inline 4 320.0 n/a
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The Grown Up.
Oh yes, here it is! There’s still room for the Elise at Lotus but what a difference a decade or two makes. The Elise due for release in 2015 is a sexy, agile beast of a car. Finally the Elise comes of age.


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2015 Lotus Elise.

Aesthetically it’s definitely pleasing to the eye, it’s bold directional body gives you subtle hints of the Elise of old so it still seems a touch familiar but at the same time, it couldn’t be more different.

Perhaps a small example of how the car has changed would help. Aside from strong graphic styling, the practicality of the car has had a major overhaul too with sizeable improvements made to the ingress and egress – in simple terms, no more acrobatics but still all the fun you expect from the Elise.

Dany Bahar, Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus, said: “We worked very hard on getting the Elise 2015 exactly right, it’s our entry level car so it needs to give a proper introduction to the Lotus driving experience.”

“The Elise you can buy now is still a fantastic car, make no mistake, Lotus remain very proud of it, but this is a natural progression for us moving forward. The Elise 2015 will also be class-leading in terms of performance and efficiency but it will do more than that it will take the Elise model to the forefront of its class across the board.”

“The design of the Elise 2015 is perfect for the target market, it’s young, strong, confident, verging on ruthless, it mirrors the engineering and technology. It’s the next generation Elise for a new generation of Lotus drivers.”

Fear not though, despite the dramatic upgrades the Elise 2015 has lost none of the cheeky charm that made the two-seater sports car famous, it still retains performance through lightweight and handles like a dream – albeit a quite aggressive and tension filled dream.

With a 2.0 litre inline 4 pressure charged engine delivering up to 320 PS, the Elise 2015 should reach 0-100kph in under 4.5 seconds.

The Elise 2015, proving great things come to those who wait.

Specifications.
• Layout: 2 seater, mid-engined, rear wheel drive
• Engine: Petrol with start/stop option
• Hybrid technology: Mild hybrid, i.e. start/stop technology
• Cylinder: 4
• Capacity: 2.0 litre
• Power/Torque: 320 PS / 330 Nm
• Rev limit: 7,800 rpm
• 0-100 km/h: 4.3 seconds
• Top speed: 270 km/h
• CO2 approx (CO2/km): 150 g/km**
• Weight: 1,095 kg
• Seats: 2
• Transmission: 6 Speed Manual, DCT optional
• Drive: RWD
• Start of production: Early 2015
• Enters the market: Spring 2015
• Price indication: Circa £35,000

(source: Lotus)


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2015 Lotus Elise.

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2015 Lotus Elise.

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2015 Lotus Elise gauge cluster.

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2015 Lotus Elise interior.

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2015 Lotus Elise interior.

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2015 Lotus Elise interior.

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COMMENTS

The upcoming redesign for the Elise is really ugly.

With a design that successfully evoked a smaller-scale Dino 246 GTS,
the original Lotus Elise was a stunning sports car. Many Americans, including me, waited in vain for the first generation to arrive at our shores, although only a few track use only versions ever made it here.

Happily, the second generation Elise was available in the U.S. This version however, would trade the charm of the first Elise for a more aggressive, futuristic look.

As to the upcoming Elise? From the front, it could easily be mistaken for a Lamborghini. The blacked - out greenhouse recalls the confusing cockpit paint scheme Acura NSX. And from the tail, this Elise is visually disconnected with an overuse of this disconnected cockpit color scheme.

marro22631 days ago

John,
I agree, it does resemble a Lambo, but is this really a bad thing? If you have ever seen a current model Elise in person, it looks like a Lambo at first glance too, and most uninformed people probably don't realize its not italian.

That said, I think this design is very handsome in the front, but gimmicky in the back. If it were hitting the streets tomorrow, it would be ahead of its time design-wise, but 5 years from now, I think it will be more on par with a scion TC or MR2.

Danny Tuason2468 days ago

IMHO...the upcoming Elise is SUPER FUGLY. It's modern...yes...but it is HIDEOUSLY UGLY!!!

I am glad I have a 2005 ardent red Lotus Elise...which I will never sell. I just use it for model shoots now.

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