Lotus has finally made it clear that their Elan variant will be delayed to 2016. Though Lotus escaped without giving an explanation on the delay, reports from authentic sources say that the company has decided to allow a more traditional life-cycle for Evora.
It has to be noted that Elan was proposed to be launched in 2013 replacing Evora. As you may be aware, the first mid-engined 2+2 production Evora has been packed with amenities and creature comforts such as leather seats, on-board tyre pressure monitoring, air-conditioning, airbags, Alpine multi-media system, satellite navigation, video, Bluetooth hands-free telephone and iPod connectivity functions, reversing camera and more.
With the recent news, we can well expect a variety of Evora variants – such as a convertible and track-oriented model hitting the roads soon. Despite all these, Lotus has reaffirmed plans to launch the Esprit in 2013.