Introduced under the first EV range of Lotus, the track-tuned sports car will be built in Wuhan, China. The Eletre electric SUV deliveries will commence from 2023 in the international markets.
Featuring an aggressive front facia, the Lotus Eletre will come in different trims and will churn out a massive 600 hp power. Lotus claims that the sports car will offer a top speed of 260 kmph and sprints from 0-100 kmph in barely 3 seconds. Moreover, the company states that the Eletre SUV has a range of 600 km/charge and a 100kWh battery.
Lotus Eletre design is largely inspired by the Lotus Emira sports car as it gets split headlamps, a sleek grille with active aerodynamics and a dual-tone exterior colour scheme. The riding capabilities of the Lotus Eletre EV are further enhanced by the rear-axle steering, air suspension with active ride height adjustment and anti-roll bars.
Inside the cabin, the Eletre comes equipped with a massive 15.1-inch HD infotainment system, a driver display, a HUD with augmented reality, premium leather upholstery and more. The cabin follows a minimalistic approach with high-end features that appears catchy to the senses.
At the unveiling event, Matt Windle, Managing Director of Lotus Cars said, “It’s a British brand in China—that’s going to be produced in China—so I think that’s going to have significance for them. Further, he added, “It’s going to cross boundaries.”
The fully-electric SUV from Lotus will rival its potential competitors, such as the Hummer EV, Audi e-Tron and Mercedes-Benz EQC when launched.