Lotus Elise is one mid specification car that is going to receive a facelift next year. This time 2016 Lotus Elise will be made a next generation car with two rear wheel drive layout. Remarkable thing of this facelift is that this time the car will be upgraded with a new chassis. This chassis is made up of different material which is lighter, yet stronger. Hence, curb weight will be reduced and now power output will be enhanced without upgrading engines. This is because the engine needs to do less work to carry the load and can provide more energy on performance.
2016 Lotus Elise Hybrid Version
The 2016 Elise will be made and available to the US market, which is great news for Lotus fans staying in the US. Appearance wise, Elise will receive few minor changes, but will resemble a lot to its existing design. Present facelift will make the design of Elise more of this generation and entry exit will be made easier. This version of Lotus Elise has been named as ‘mild hybrid’ since the start and stop functionality of this car has been programmed through software now. Due to these features, Lotus Elise has reached its next level.
2016 Lotus Elise Engine Specs
The interior of this car has got one of the simplest designs ever, yet it does not look cheap at all. It will give a corporate feel. As far as engine specification is concerned, 2016 Lotus Elise has got a 2.0 liter engine with 16 valves and it is a four cylinder engine. This engine has also got DOHC technology. The engine can produce a power of about 316 HP with a torque of 243 lb ft. Speed transmission of this car is six in numbers and it controlled manually.
There will be another version with seven speed transmission having dual clutch technology and controlled automatically. With the replacement of chassis, curb weight has been reduced to 2414 pounds only.
2016 Lotus Elise Design
Due to this, 2016 Lotus Elise has got a top speed of 170 mph. This car has got a marvelous pickup speed too as it reaches 60 mph from 0 in only 4.3 seconds time. All essential technological consoles are present in this car. There is a Bluetooth device for audio streaming and conversation and Pandora Link for internet radio and iPhone connectivity and also touch screen.
Throughout Elise, speakers have been placed so that each and every corner inside this car gets equal magnitude of sound. The appearance of this car is one of the coolest you will ever see. It is like one of those cars which you used to fantasize in your childhood. Front part of Elise is tapered which makes the big difference.
2016 Lotus Elise Release Date and Price
Alloy wheels are also of high quality and of 18 inches, which catches the eye. Fuel economy might be increased to some extent which is a relief for customers. 2016 Lotus Elise is supposed to hit the market by the end of this year or the beginning of next year. This car has been fixed with a price of $50000 for the base version.