Published on August 8th, 2015 | by Subhash Nair0
Lotus Introduces Exige S Automatic to Malaysia
Offering the involvement of a manual paddle-shift with all the convenience of an automatic, the Exige S Automatic comes with a 6-speed transmission that has been specifically tailored to the sporty characteristics of the Exige.
Integrating smooth and intuitive gear shifts with engine response and exhaust note, the Exige S Automatic provides its driver with all round engagement and excitement and reflects the Lotus DNA and provides a pure driving experience.
For drivers who enjoy a more spirited drive, the gear-shift characteristics have been calibrated to reflect the dynamic system changes that are activated when the driver selects either ‘Sport’ or ‘Race’ mode. Optimised gear selection and response deliver quicker all-round performance when a sportier experience is desired.
By introducing a paddle-shift, Lotus have expanded the Exige product range to make it more accessible to Malaysian customers. Now, customers who are more accustomed to two pedals and automatic transmissions can enjoy unbelievable performance and handling of the Exige S without compromise.
The Exige S with its automatic transmission is as fast as its manual counterpart around the Hethel test track and can achieve a 0-100 km/h sprint time of 3.9 seconds. That’s 0.1 seconds faster than the manual Exige. The automatic gearbox can be fitted to the Exige S Coupe and Exige S Roadster models but you’ll need to pay extra for that upgrade.
Prices start at RM427,777 and you can have a look at the car for yourself until the 9th of August on the Ground Floor of The Gardens or at the Lotus Showroom along Jalan Damansara.