The 2023 Loftus Eletre debuted last week. It is a very exciting model, for a variety of reasons. Lotus said it is the world’s first hyper SUV ever built. Of course, Eletre is an all-electric model, and it will reportedly produce 600 horsepower. On top of that, this SUV will provide 373 miles of driving range on a single charge.
The first pictures are here, and we think the Eletre model looks incredible. While the world premiere took its place in London, Eletre model will be built in China. The Eletre means “coming to life” and is pronounced, “El-etra.” Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about this upcoming all-electric hyper SUV.
Lotus Eletre Exterior Design and Dimensions
For a start, the new 2023 Lotus Eletre is a high-riding SUV with incredible styling. Aerodynamics are quite impressive, along with the palette of exterior colors. This model sits on a new Lotus Premium platform, designed for vehicles with a wheelbase between 113 and 122 inches long. The Eletre SUV has a 118.9-inch long wheelbase and the model is almost 201 inches long.
That’s the size of the BMW X7 SUV. On the other hand, the X7 model provides a longer wheelbase. This comes in handy as the Eletre model won’t offer three rows of seats. The pictures are not showing it, but Lotus Eletre is quite a big SUV. It combines sporty styling with elegant exterior design and it looks very modern and distinctive.
The interior of the 2023 Lotus Eletre is very premium and modern. The manufacturer will offer a smaller LED driver’s display. This unit is responsible for crucial driver information, including speed and driving range. There is also a slimmer display that shows radio info, navigation, and much more. The Eletre model offers a 15.1-inch touchscreen as well. Behind the front seats, another screen is available, if you opt for the four-seat interior layout.
A five-seat version is also on offer. As we said, Eletre SUV will not offer three rows of seats. Interestingly, Lotus will provide numerous cameras, instead of traditional side mirrors. The buyers in the United States will have to settle for more regular mirrors as these cameras are still not legal in the U.S. The comfort is admirable and Eletre model will also provide lots of driver-assistance aids.
Driving Range, Charging Time
The new platform will be able to accommodate a 100-kWh battery pack. This battery is mounted on the floor of the SUV. The 2023 Lotus Eletre will provide around 373 miles of driving range on a single charge. However, we expect that this figure will slightly fall, once the Eletre SUV hits the roads.
Lotus also said that the pair of electric motors will produce up to 600 horsepower. The all-wheel-drive system will come as standard. A 350-kW charger will be more expensive, but it will provide up to 250 miles in only 20 minutes of charging.
2023 Lotus Eletre Price, Release Date
The price of the forthcoming 2023 Lotus Eletre should cost around $120,000. However, the price is not official. The sales will begin later this year, in Europe and shortly after that in the United States.