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Lotus Elise

The tiny, two-seat, two-door, Lotus Elise sports car has been in continuous production since 1997, but has managed to remain fresh and relevant, despite its relative obscurity.

The Elise features a fibreglass body bolted on top of an extruded aluminium chassis, with a four-cylinder engine mounted behind the passenger compartment. Early cars used an MG-Rover-sourced four-cylinder engine, while cars from 2007 onwards used Toyota four-cylinder petrol engines, in various guises ranging from the $87,990 Elise SPORT 220 up to the $107,990 Elise CUP 250.

Light weight and minimal driver aids distinguish the Elise from its competition, and it's a philosophy that the tiny English company has stuck with to this day.

Lotus Elise Price and Specs

The price range for the Lotus Elise varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $87,990 and going to $107,990 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 Convertible 1.8L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $87,990 $107,990
2019 Convertible 1.8L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $73,150 $108,460
2018 Convertible 1.6L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $57,420 $95,040
2017 Convertible 1.6L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $53,240 $88,110
2016 Convertible 1.6L, PULP, 6 SP MAN $49,500 $79,640
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Lotus Elise Colours

  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Black
  • Dark Grey
  • Grey
  • Silver
  • White
  • Orange
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Elise Blue
  • Light Blue
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Lotus Elise Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Lotus Elise here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

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Lotus Elise Dimensions

The dimensions of the Lotus Elise Convertible vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 Convertible 1117x1719x3785 mm 140 mm
2019 Convertible 1117x1719x3785 mm 140 mm
2018 Convertible 1117x1719x3785 mm 140 mm
2017 Convertible 1117x1719x3785 mm 140 mm
2016 Convertible 1117x1719x3785 mm 140 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Lotus Elise Dimensions

Lotus Elise Wheel Size

The Lotus Elise has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x45 R17 for Convertible in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 17x7.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 Convertible 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
2019 Convertible 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
2018 Convertible 175x55 R16 16x5.5 inches 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
2017 Convertible 175x55 R16 16x5.5 inches 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
2016 Convertible 175x55 R16 16x5.5 inches 225x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Lotus Elise Wheel Sizes

Lotus Elise Fuel Consumption

The Lotus Elise is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 7.5L/100km for Convertible /PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 Convertible 7.5L/100km 1.8L PULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Convertible 7.5L/100km 1.8L PULP 6 SP MAN
2018 Convertible 6.1L/100km 1.6L PULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Convertible 6.1L/100km 1.6L PULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Convertible 6.1L/100km 1.6L PULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Lotus Elise Pricing and Specs for 2020