Lotus receives all U.S. Regulatory Approvals to begin customer deliveries of its highly anticipated Emira V6 First Edition

Plymouth, MI, USA – March 14, 2024  Lotus has announced it has received full certification for its Emira V6 First Edition manual sportscar, allowing it to begin customer deliveries in region.Emira is a true sports car that builds on the legacy of past Lotus icons including Elise, Exige and Evora. The mid-engine premium sports car is the last internal combustion engine vehicle from Lotus, and perfectly embodies what customers expect from the brand – striking design, dynamic performance, best-in-class ride and handling, advanced aerodynamics and an unrivalled experienced designed for the drivers.  

Everything about the car is made for driving enthusiasts. Emira offers a 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine, 400 horsepower, six-speed manual gearbox with a visible gearchange mechanism and hydraulic power-assisted steering. It is perfect for day-to-day driving starting from $105,400.

Emira was recently named Car of the Year by Throttle House and won Best Performance Car at the UK Car of the Year Awards. The company has seen high demand for the car, with a strong orderbook globally.

“Emira brings together our rich heritage of lightweight sportscars with the latest engineering and design advancements to offer drivers with an unparalleled driving experience. We’ve had incredibly positive feedback from consumers and media on the Emira V6, and we’re thrilled to begin delivering cars in the US this month, kickstarting our expansion in region” said Mike Johnstone, Chief Commercial Officer, Lotus Group.

Delivering Emira V6 is a key milestone in the company’s Vision80 roadmap, which was announced in 2018. Based on three key pillars including transforming the business, revolutionizing the product range, and delivering results year on year, Vision80 commits Lotus to delivering on its business objectives by 2028, when the company celebrates its 80th anniversary.

The US is a key market for Lotus, where the company is continuing to scale the brand in 2024. Orders for its first electric hyper-SUV, Eletre, will open in Spring, with customer deliveries expected in Q3 2024. Eletre has also received high praise for its performance, design, and technology, having won SUV of the Year at the GQ Car of the Year Awards 2023, and Reader Award at the What Car? Electric Car Awards 2022.

Lotus Technology, the all-electric luxury mobility arm of Lotus, recently listed on Nasdaq. As a public company, Lotus will continue to ramp up production and sales, as it expands its global footprint. It expects to grow and further develop its product offerings, increase production, and launch new cars, whilst focusing on enhancing the driver experience.


For more information please contact:
Vanessa Meier – PR & Communications Manager, Americas
vanessa.meier@lotuscars.com | 734.608.7769


About Lotus
Lotus is a global performance brand built on solid foundations and a rich heritage. Since the formation of Lotus in 1948, it has been pioneering true automotive innovation, introducing cutting-edge technologies and designs to meet its uncompromising vision of how a car should look, perform, and feel. Lotus Group is made up of a high-performance sports car business, Lotus Cars, and an all-electric luxury mobility provider, Lotus Technology. Together, we are setting a new standard for automotive excellence.