March 8, 2009
NEW FOR 2009:
- Standard tire pressure monitoring system
- New instrument display with LCD message panel, "hidden until lit" warning and shift lights, alarm/immobilizer system incorporated into a new integrated ignition key design
Available through select dealerships in Canada, the 2009 Elise is Lotus’ soft-top model, now with a standard tire pressure monitoring system and a simplified, more attractive dash.
Two versions are available: the Elise, with mid-mounted 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine, and Elise SC, with supercharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder. Both models use a close-ratio six-speed manual transmission and feature a fully independent suspension, lightweight epoxy-bonded extruded aluminum chassis, and fibreglass body.
Standard features on the Elise include 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, removable soft top with storage bag, high intensity projection beam headlights, LED taillights, aluminum alloy fuel filler door, cross-drilled disc brakes with ABS, cloth seats, CD stereo, leather-trimmed Momo steering wheel, power windows, power locks, floor mats, anti-theft alarm system and tire pressure monitoring system.
The Elise SC adds unique 16- and 17-inch forged aluminum wheels.
Available options include leather seats, premium stereo with iPod connector, cargo stowage net, additional sound insulation, and additional sound and thermal soft top insulation. A special Sport Pack adds forged aluminum lightweight wheels, Lotus Sport-tuned suspension, Probax sport seats, traction control and twin oil coolers.