Lotus Elise roadster was first time launched for the 1996. model year, by Lotus, car manufacturer from United Kingdom. It was named after Elise, daughter of Romano Artioli who owned Lotus Cars Company at the time. 2015 Lotus Elise was first time promoted long time ago on 2010. Paris Motor Show. Back then news of new Lotus Elise model was totally irrelevant, even for the roadster enthusiasts, especially with an economic crisis raging around the world, but now when release date almost came, people start digging up the old news from 2010. to see what’s new Elise going to be like.
More aggressive styling
2015 Lotus Elise exterior will look quite different then the original 1996 model. Its design will be largely influenced by familiar Toyota line. 2015 Lotus Elise has kind of a fish-like shape, which makes it sporty and aerodynamic and probably adds up a lot on roadster’s speed.
Interior of this car will look very futuristic. Lotus Elise will be a two seater with racy steering wheel and black leather upholstery. Whole cabin will be made in predominately black tone with some yellow and silver details.
The Engine and Power
Under the hood 2015 Lotus Elise will have 2.0 litre inline 4 pressure charged engine, probably V-8, which will be mated to the new start-stop technology. This type of engine can pump up to 320 lb ft of torque and make new Elise reach top speed of 165 mph. 2015 Lotus Elise will reach from 0 to 60 mph in under then 4,5 seconds. It will have rear wheel drive , 6 speed manual transmission and will be available in hybrid technology.
2015 Lotus Elise Price
New Lotus Elise will start its production in the end of 2014 or on the beginning of 2015. We think it is going to hit the sales going around the end of spring 2015. Price for this roadster will be around $60,000.
Release date and Market
Although old Lotus Elise models are still popular, Lotus Cars company decided to launch a new little bit different version for next year because it’s going up the natural progression on going forward as Dany Bahar chief-executive of the Lotus Cars company said. Target market for this new model are young people who don’t like boundaries, and want all the glory now and only for themselves. Lotus Cars Company did good in predictions about the future state of world car market.
On 2010. when the world was still under the influence of 2008 World Economic Crises, looks like Lotus Cars knew this crisis is not going to last long, and that luxury roadster crave is going to hit in matter of seconds after world’s economy gets on its feet.