It has been confirmed that the Lotus Exige S will be available with an automatic gearbox option. The company recently announced that the 2015 Lotus Exige S is to feature the choice of an automated transmission with paddle shifters in efforts to reach those not comfortable with an all-out man handle.
The Lotus Exige S automated gearbox will be a variant of the one offered in sibling Evora, which is a six-speed automatic. The transmission was tuned to best fit the sportier and throatier Exige S, and offers available Sport and Race modes. The same transmission will be given to both the Exige S and the Exige S roadster, both of which are scheduled to emerge next year.