The world’s first electric hyper-suv with 4WD
The world’s first electric hyper-suv with 4WD
The company’s famed expertise in the fields of ride and handling, steering and optimised aerodynamics have been carefully and respectfully evolved.
The Eletre takes the heart and soul of the latest Lotus sports car – the Emira – and the revolutionary aero performance of the all-electric Evija hypercar, and reinterprets them as a Hyper-SUV.
The all-new and all-electric Lotus Eletre is a striking and progressive Hyper SUV. It takes the core principles and Lotus DNA from more than 70 years of sports car design and engineering, evolving them into a desirable all-new lifestyle car.
Eletre has an elegant and exotic look with active aerodynamics and a dramatic porous design. The use of pioneering sustainable materials gives a new level of premium for every journey.
The Eletre hyper-suv will incorporate advanced aerodynamics, LIDAR technology, 4WD, extensive carbon fibre and more advances that will push the boundaries like never before.
to 80% charge
base power output
A true Lotus experience. Optimal structural rigidity and active dynamics, combined with a perfect blend of high power and torque, provide the kind of performance that is expected from a Lotus vehicle.
With powerful electric motors, 4WD and a low centre of gravity, this new icon makes ordinary driving, extra.
The world’s first deployable LiDAR system and advanced autonomous driving capabilities make this the most technically advanced Lotus, ever. Eletre is the first global SUV with 800V architecture, providing exceptional range and charging options, meaning less time plugged in and more time driving.
Add in a dynamic wake-up sequence, advanced interface and heads-up display, Eletre makes the everyday special.
Forget about bland interiors that look, feel and function like every other SUV for sale in Australia. Every interior surface of the Eletre has been carefully sculpted to create intrigue, beautiful flowing shapes & the functionality every demanding driver expects and deserves.
With an incredible view from every seat in the cabin, the lates OLED touch screen technologies seamlessly blend with the luxurious interior fabrics and materials.
The unique Lotus design 'porosity' ensures air flows through the vehicle to maximise aerodynamic efficiency to deliver incredible speed, range and overall efficiency. It is the most advanced active aerodynamic package seen on any production SUV in the world.
The extensive use of carbon fibre and aluminium continues the Lotus way, inspired by motorsport & focused on delivering the ultimate in performance for the driver.
Eletre is the most ‘connected’ Lotus ever. And yet it remains a true Lotus, a beautiful car ‘carved by air’, packed with pioneering technology, genuine sporting performance and simplicity of purpose, designed and developed by a passionate and global team. The Lotus Eletre is alive with character and personality.
Technology includes the most advanced active aerodynamics package on any production SUV, and intelligent driving technologies such as the world’s first deployable Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) system in a production car. Add in a dynamic walk-up sequence that delivers a moment of theatre every time the driver approaches the car
The Eletre is an electric SUV that rides on a five-link rear suspension as standard. For those seeking more performance there will be air springs and adjustable dampers, adjustable ride height, active rear steering, active anti-roll bars, and brake-based torque vectoring available as an upgrade. With four driving modes this SUV will tailor the steering, damper, powertrain and accelerator pedal to your driving desires.
The active aero front grille
automatically opens or
closes to reduce drag
Aero details from front
to rear to channel air
through, under, over
and under the Eletre
The LIDAR system supports
autonomous driving & is
future-proofed for further development.
Multiple cameras for rear view
and 360-degree to make
parking & manoeuvring simple.
carbon fibre, motorsport inspired,
split roof spoiler.
Machine cut alloy wheels
with carbon fibre inserts
to aid air flow to the
10-piston caliper brakes.
A choice of 15 or 23 speaker systems
from KEF, OLED touch screen interfaces,
wireless charging and a uniquely sculpted
Every surface, every material, every shape has been thoughtfully crafted to form beautiful shapes that defy everyday conventions.
A bold new dimension to the Lotus performance car portfolio, the Eletre delivers a significant number of firsts for Lotus – the first five-door production car, the first model outside sports car segments, the first lifestyle EV, the most ‘connected’ Lotus ever.
And yet it remains a true Lotus, a beautiful car ‘carved by air’, packed with pioneering technology, genuine sporting performance and simplicity of purpose, designed and developed by a passionate and global team. The Lotus Eletre is alive with character and personality.
350kW charge time of just 20 minutes for 400km of driving, accepts 22kW AC charging. The Eletre is 4WD, has a battery capacity that’s over 100kWh and with power from 600hp. A 350kW charger will deliver a 400km range in just 20 minutes. The car’s target maximum WLTP driving range is c.600km. It also comes with the ability as standard to accept 22kW AC charging which, where available, reduces the time plugged in.
Gavan Kershaw, Director, Attributes and Product Integrity, Lotus, has been involved in defining the attributes of the Eletre from the very start, and continues to lead the Hethel-based dynamics team in their collaborative work with colleagues in China, Sweden and Germany.
He said: “Dynamically, the Eletre has been developed to deliver everything you would expect from a Lotus – outstanding ride and handling, highly communicative steering and exceptional driver engagement. From a performance perspective, we know the world is watching so there has been an obsession with getting everything just right. Everyone is delighted with it – it’s a world-class product and a true Lotus.”
The Eletre is built on an all-new 800v dedicated electric vehicle architecture with integrated, high-voltage power distribution system. This architecture uses aluminium and high tensile steel for optimum structural rigidity. The flat ‘skateboard-style’ battery pack and electric motors are close to the ground to create a low centre of gravity and deliver on the core Lotus commitment of outstanding dynamic performance. The high energy density of the battery pack provides the best possible balance of performance and driving range. There are two electric motors, one driving the front wheels and another driving the rear wheels. A three-in-one electric drive system integrates each motor with a controller and reducer, an efficient design which makes the unit smaller and lighter – a very Lotus solution.
Every Eletre comes with exceptional dynamics, outstanding comfort and true Lotus performance. The car has five-link suspension at the rear for optimised ride and handling, while standard equipment includes air suspension and Continuous Damping Control (CDC). Active ride height, active rear axle steering, an active anti-roll bar and torque vectoring via braking are all available.
The car comes with four drive modes, which adjust the steering, damper settings, powertrain and accelerator pedal response. The modes are Range, Tour, Sport, Off-Road and Individual, and are standard on all versions of the car.
Simply Sports Cars will be taking expressions of interest for the new Lotus Eletre via our dealerships in Sydney or Melbourne.
You can register your interest now
After more than 70 years of designing, engineering and manufacturing two-door sports cars, Lotus is moving into a new era of automotive creativity.
Lotus will give a world premiere to a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), code named Type 132, the Eletre will be the first in a range of lifestyle vehicles that will go on sale in all major markets around the world.
Each will be pure electric and reinvent the core DNA of Lotus in a thrilling new way, delivering the very best in beautiful design, class-leading ride and handling, advanced materials and optimised motorsport-inspired aerodynamics.
No, the Eletre will be an electric vehicle with no petrol internal combustion engine, diesel or hybrid options available.
No, the Eletre is a SUV, sports utility vehicle.
Pricing for the Eletre SUV has not yet been confirmed for Australia as yet.