The Lotus Exige was introduced in 2000. It was designed with a subtle exterior and runs using a 1.8-liter Rover K series engine. The second series was launched in 2004 flaunting a more detailed body and is powered with a Toyota/Yamaha motor engine. In 2006, the British premium sports car maker unveiled a limited edition Lotus Exige at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The third series Lotus Exige was introduced at the 2011 International Motor Show in Germany fitted with an upgraded engine that can produce 345 horsepower. In 2013, a roadster version was introduced with the same features and driving capacity.
The Lotus Exige together with its high-performing siblings entered the Philippine automobile market in 2015. Its official local distributor, Autohub Group, held a grand launch at their showroom in Greenhills, San Juan.
The Lotus Exige measures 4,084mm long, 1,802mm wide, and 1,129mm tall. As stated, it features a striking design that perfectly mixed elegance with the exotic sports car vibe.
Highlights include the LED headlights and front daytime running lights, carbon fiber front panel, lightweight front clam with an air curtain, a carbon fiber splitter, LED rear lamps, polycarbonate backlight, mud flaps, aluminum rear diffuser, and matte-black hardtop for the coupe version.
Supporting the Lotus Exige is a set of ultra-lightweight forged aluminum 10-spoke alloy 17-inch wheels on the front and 18-inch wheels at the rear.
The cabin of the Lotus Exige offers premium driver and passenger amenities such as the carbon fiber sports seats, Alcantara wrapped Lotus-produced steering wheel, sound insulation, and an efficient air conditioning system.
If you want to further level up the interior, the British company offers special trim packs meant to satisfy your premium desires.
Technology & Safety Features
The Lotus Exige is equipped with a premium sound system, keyless entry, an anti-lock braking system, tire pressure monitor, and traction control.
Platform & Chassis
The Lotus Exige utilizes an extruded and bonded aluminum chassis and a composite body that are both lightweight. It is equipped with coaxial Eibach coil springs and high-performance Bilstein gas dampers at the front and rear.
Engine & Drivetrain
Lotus Exige Sport series shares the 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine. It is mated with a six-speed manual transmission capable of producing 345 to 430 horsepower with 400 to 435 Newton meters.