Lotus has unveiled the prices and specifications for its Eletre Hyper-SUV. The news was delivered during Lotus Eletre: Unleash the Future, a global broadcast watched by customers and fans around the world. The Eletra is the first of a new breed of pure electric SUVs from Lotus. Here is a quick overview of what you need to know. In the meantime the Daily Car Blog will be placing an order, so watch this space.
Lotus will offer three versions of all-new and all-electric SUV– Eletre, Eletre S and Eletre R. In the UK the Eletre rides on 22-inch wheels as standard, though 20-inch and 23-inch are available. There are five different wheel designs and six colours of brake calipers.
Priced from £89,500 (from €95,990 in Europe), choice of two EV powertrains – 450 kW / 603 hp or 675 kW / 905 hp. The flagship Eletre R has a top speed of 165 mph (265 km/h) and can accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in just 2.95 seconds.
The standard specification of the Eletre R also includes Lotus Dynamic Handling Pack, Carbon Fibre Pack, gloss black wheels, stainless steel sports pedals, black badging and high-performance tyres. The Eletre R is priced £120,000 (from €150,990 in Europe).
At launch, there are six exterior colours to choose from – Natron Red, Galloway Green, Stellar Black, Kaimu Grey, Blossom Grey and Solar Yellow. More will follow later.
Six unique interiors are available, all offering premium high-grade materials and detail choices. Sustainability has been at the heart of development. The Eletre is available with a state-of-the-art alternative to leather that is environmentally friendly, odour-free, and lasts longer than genuine leather.
Lotus Hyper OS – Eletre debuts new operating system for the driver and passengers, including new partnerships with ECARX and HERE Technologies.
The Eltre will debut an immersive audio experience Dolby Atmos as part of Eletre’s audio system.
Lotus is working on advanced LIDAR technology, a world-first in any production car which supports end-to-end autonomous driving (AD) technology.