The new trend of Lotus vehicles has been focused on creating eco-friendly hybrid cars as can be seen from the specifications of most of their new models. Although the Lotus Elise 2015 Sports Coupe can only be classified as a partial hybrid one of the unique features of this car is stop/start function. When the car is moving and then stopped for instance at a traffic light, the car shuts off to conserve power and when the driver touches the throttle the car instantly starts back up. This will significantly cut down on energy consumption and allows the car to generate a relatively low emission rate for a partial hybrid of less than 150g/km of CO2.
With the Lotus Elise 2015 Sports Coupe not being available to the market until 2015 its safety specifications, reviews and tests are not yet available. The current Elise model features an advanced breaking and suspension system, passenger protection as well as front and rear crash protection. The current chassis system is also designed with a front energy absorbing crash structure built in. When the new Lotus is made available to the market if it follows suit with the safety specifications of the current Elise then they should be in a good position. With the Lotus Elise 2015 Sports Coupe being classified in the same category as popular sports cars such as the Audi TT, BMW Z4 and the Porsche Boxster, there is no reason that Lotus will compromise any of their safety features.
Over the years Lotus has been given a reputation of providing small and compact sports cars. A unique feature of the 2015 Lotus Elise Coupe is that it was uniquely designed with improved ingress and egress. An ingress and egress improvement means passengers entry and exits of the vehicle were analyzed when the car was being designed to determine how interior space could be improved upon. Everything from the seat cushion to the height were taken into consideration and it improves interior space and should be more appealing to taller drivers.
Another stand out feature of the Lotus Elise 2015 Sports Coupe is the increase in performance compared to the current 2011 Elise. When the new Elise hits the market it will feature almost 100 more horsepower, an increase in top speed of almost 20mph and a more powerful engine. The only downside to this is that it will come at a price tag of almost $16,000 more.