Now that Lotus has a new model to sell, the company is expanding dealerships across the country by 25 percent from 40-50 dealerships. Does that mean the company will add more models besides the lone 2005 Elise? Yes indeed. Lotus is thinking about adding a coupe version of the Elise called the Exige, which went on sale in Europe last March. That means it should hit the U.S. in about eight years if history is any indication. And yes, this is the second Lotus post of the day.