>>>BTW: For those of us in the USA... Is Alcantara interior trim available or anticipated? If not, what the options for swapping, upgrading, etc? Any ideas? <<<
Looks like there is Lotus Option LOTVS05044...dash top, instrument panel hood, seat centers. The Lotus Accessory brochure shows a couple pictures and refers those who are interested to the "custom trim brochure". Availabilities are noted for the Federal Elise.