IF you’re interested in buying one of the 120 Lotus Emira V6 First Edition variants bound for Australia, we’re sad to say, you can’t, because they’re already sold out. You can however get your hands on the equally desirable i4 version.
You might need to be quick though, as about 70 per cent of those are deposited too. Base variants (i.e. non-First Edition) are also proving popular. The Emira i4 is powered by AMG’s bespoke M139 2.0-litre 4-cylinder direct injection engine.
The first examples of the Australian specification Lotus Emira i4 First Edition are expected to arrive in the first quarter of next year, and will be priced at $177,990 plus on-roads. Customer deliveries will commence in quarter two.
Following in the V6’s tyre prints, the i4 First Edition will come highly specified as standard, with the inclusion of Lotus’ Driver, Convenience and Design packages. Features include a 12-way adjustable seat driver’s seat and 10-channel premium audio from KEF.
You also get the same range of non-cost and additional cost options that were made available on the V6 First Edition. For those keen on an entry level variant, the i4 base model (with a DCT transmission) is priced at $155,990 plus on-roads.
The V6 (manual) is $169,990, while the automatic is $173,990 – again, both plus on-roads. Full specifications for the base models will be released in quarter three of this year.
An Emira V6 display vehicle will be touching down on our shores in May 2022 and is expected to visit dealerships across the Lotus Cars Australia network for the entire month.