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2015 Lotus Elise

UPDATE : 2015 Lotus Elise video added

The third premiere from Lotus at the Paris Motor Show is the 2015 Lotus Elise which features a sexy new design and matching performance characteristics.

The 2015 Lotus Elise uses a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder engine mated with Start Stop technology, which just as the 2013 Esprit and the new Elan will have the hybrid technology available as an option.

The 2015 Lotus Elise packs 320 PS and 330 Nm of torque, can rocket from 0 to 100 Km.h in 4.3 seconds and can hit a maximum speed of 270 Km/h. CO2 emissions for the 2015 Lotus Elise are at 150 grams per Km, and the car's total weight is 1.095 Kg.

Production will start in 5 years from now, and the 2015 Lotus Elise price will hover around the 35,000 GBP mark. 

For more details regarding the 2015 Lotus Elise check out the official press release below.

For more 

Lotus press release :

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.

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.

Elise Specification
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
*Please refer to the ‘Further Information’ document in the Media Kit for information relating to this specification
** With new technology 

2015 Lotus Elise video added video :

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