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News Lotus Unveils the Specifications of the Eletre Electric SUV

Lotus Unveils the Specifications of the Eletre Electric SUV

The Eletre will be the first SUV and the first electric vehicle to wear the Lotus badge when it arrives in Europe next year.

  • The SUV will be offered in three versions starting at €95,990.

  • It will have a maximum range of 600 kilometres (WLTP).

  • The Eletre R will be the fastest dual-motor electric SUV on the market.

Lotus released the detailed specifications of its first SUV, the electric Eletre which will arrive in Europe during the first half of 2023.

The Eletre is a revolutionary vehicle from Lotus since it is the first time the small British company made an SUV and also the first time it made an electric vehicle.

This model will continue the brand’s tradition of making sporty vehicles that have a focus on handling due to its standard 603 horsepower drivetrain and adaptive air suspension system.

Lotus Eletre | Photo: Lotus
Lotus Eletre | Photo: Lotus

The Eletre will be offered in three versions that will differ in equipment and performance. The standard Eletre will be equipped with the new Lotus Hyper OS Digital cockpit, which combines the driver information screen and a 15,1-inch OLED touch screen for the infotainment system.

Starting at 95,990 euros in most European countries, this version will also benefit from Matrix LED headlamps, 22-inch wheels, a 12-way power driver and passenger’s seats, and a four-zone automatic climate control system. A 15-speaker KEF audio system with Dolby Atmos is also standard and so is the LIDAR system that will allow door-to-door autonomous driving in certain markets in the coming years.

The Eletre S, offered at 120,990 euros, adds features such as configurable ambient lights, privacy glass, an active rear spoiler, illuminated door sills, auto-dimming side mirrors, an air-purifying system, a 23-speaker KEF sound system and the soft-close feature for the doors.

 

Lotus Eletre | Photo: Lotus

Both of these models share the same powertrain which will deliver 603 horsepower and 524 lb-ft of torque. According to Lotus, this will make for a 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time of only 4,5 seconds. The automaker also expects the Eletre and Eletre S to be able to drive about 600 kilometers on a charge, according to the WLTP testing cycle.

The Eletre R will be the most expensive version, at 150,990 euros, and also the most powerful due to its dual-speed powertrain that will deliver 905 horsepower and 726 lb-ft of torque. The resulting 2.95 second 0 to 100 km/h acceleration time should make the Eletre R the fastest dual-motor electric SUV on the market.

This version will include the Dynamic Handling Pack, the Carbon Fibre Pack, black wheels mounted on high-performance tires, and stainless-steel sports pedals.

Lotus Eletre | Photo: Lotus
Lotus Eletre | Photo: Lotus

 

This increased performance will result in a lower range of 490 kilometres since this model will use the same 112 kWh battery pack as the other models. Charging from 20 to 80% should take about 20 minutes when using a level-3 charging station.

The first deliveries of the Lotus SUV will take place in Europe during the first half of 2023 but North American buyers will have to wait about a year longer.

 

Lotus Eletre | Photo: Lotus
Lotus Eletre | Photo: Lotus

Lotus Eletre | Photo: Lotus
Lotus Eletre | Photo: Lotus

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