Lotus Elise And Exige Production For North America Ending In August

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler

According to a report from Autoblog North American-spec production of the Lotus Elise and Exige will end in August, leaving the brand with only the Evora to sell as its sole product.

Since its debut in 2004 the Elise, and its hardtop Exige sibling have won accolades from enthusiasts and journalists alike, but have always been a niche product. The end of the Toyota 2ZZ engine, which powered the Elise on our shores, likely contributed to this decision.

The Elise will continue to be sold in Europe with a new 1.6L four-cylinder engine until a replacement arrives in 2015.

[Source: Autoblog]

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  • Craig Craig on Jun 20, 2011

    Advance ordered my 2005 Elise and waited over 1.5 years for it. 52,000 miles on it now. Put on Larini sport exhaust (no issues with error codes) just new tires and pads. No problems - only back to the dealer for initial 1500 mile inspection to validate the warranty. Still makes me smile every time I drive it. Love the car

  • Joe Smith Joe Smith on Jul 19, 2011

    I have tried to add to my comments about my Lotus above, They seem to be deleted before they could be posted, This I expect from Lotus USA JD