The Lotus Elise is now completely sold out in Australia.

    First debuting in 1996, the Elise has been sold in three generations, or ‘series’ as Lotus calls them.

    “All Elise Final Edition vehicles are [gone],” said a spokesperson for Lotus’ Australian importer, Simply Sports Cars.

    At the time of writing, there are also just a few hardtop Exige models left in the dealer network, as well as a single demonstrator example of the Evora coupe for sale.

    “It is no longer possible to order and build a car to your own specification,” the spokesperson added.

    There are a few more shipments of these vehicles arriving in the near future, but all of the vehicles are spoken for.

    The current, third series of Elise has been on sale here in Australia since 2010 and can be recognised by its singular headlight units, rather than the separate headlight and indicator units seen in earlier versions.

    Over the years, the Elise has been powered by multiple Toyota-derived powertrains, with the Final Edition being powered by a supercharged 1.8-litre four-cylinder producing 182kW of power and 244Nm of torque.

    Lotus is now gearing up for the arrival of the Emira that is set to succeed the Elise, Exige and Evora models.

    The Emira will be offered with a choice of two different powertrains, a Mercedes-AMG-sourced 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder and a Toyota-sourced 3.5-litre supercharged V6, and will go head-to-head against the Porsche 718 Cayman.

    This upcoming model is set to touch down on Australian soil in July 2022.

    It will be sold alongside the Evija hypercar, while Lotus will also introduce four other electric vehicles (EV) before 2026.

    The company plans to introduce an electric four-door coupe, an electric sports car, as well as two all-electric SUVs.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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