Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I don't think Lotus will be bringing the Elise to Canada any time soon if ever in this model of the car. Not only does it not have daytime running lights but its bumpers or should I say lack of them will not pass Canadian standards.
This is exactly why the Mitsubishi EVO VIII is not sold in Canada, due to our 8mph bumper standards. With this standard the front intercooler on the EVO would get crushed.
The U.S. has slacker bumper standards than in Canada. So with the Elise having no bumpers at all, it will not be imported into Canada.
I am a lucky Canadian because my mother (bless her heart) kept her U.S. citizenship even though she moved to Canada permanently, so I was able to get my U.S. papers and I am now on 2 lists waiting to place my final order for the Elise.
Wow...I never thought of it but I may be the only person in Canada to own and enjoy driving an Elise, at least in the Toronto area. I have property in both Canada and the U.S. so any Canadians out there on this forum who live in the Toronto area let me know and I will gladly show you the machine and take you for a ride when I take possession of it.
Hopefully, Lotus will address the issues regarding Canadian standards for the next Elise model. When you really think about it Canada is such a small market considering the total number of cars Lotus produces in total.
I am just very happy that the Canadain dollar has gone up so much in the last few years, it will save me a lot of $$$$$$$$ on the exchange rate.