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Lotus has officially announced its plans to introduce the Exige S Automatic, early next year, when the model will go on sale.

Lotus’ newest creation will be the Exige S Automatic and this has been officially announced by the car manufacturer. According to the press release, the model in question will be getting a six-speed automatic transmission, which is promising to combine the “involvement of a manual paddle-shift with all the convenience of an automatic”. This will also be coming with the Sport and the Race modes.

“By introducing a paddle-shift, we have expanded the Exige product range to make it more accessible to customers worldwide. Now, customers who are more accustomed to two pedals and automatic transmissions can enjoy the unbelievable performance and handling of the Exige S without compromise”, said the chief executive officer, Jean-Marc Gales.

The Lotus Exige S Automatic is currently completing its final round of testing and the model in question is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) 0.1 seconds faster than the manual version, in 3.9 seconds. Prices for the model will stand at 2,000 GBP above the manual variant on both the Exige S and the Exige S Roadster. More details on it are limited for the moment.