Citing currency exchange rates, Lotus Cars USA has increased the base price of the Elise two-seater to $43,860, including the $870 destination charge.
The additional $2,060 amounts to a 5 percent rise over the previous base price of $41,800, including the destination charge.
The price increase applies to cars built in January and thereafter, the importer said. Option prices and the destination charge are not changed.
"The exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the British pound has not returned to a level that allows us to maintain our current pricing," CEO John English said in a statement.