Lotus Makes India Entry, Launches Eletre E-SUV At Rs 2.55 Crore
By Sidharth Nambiar
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Published on November 9, 2023
- The Eletre is the brand’s first SUV.
- Offered in three trims - standard, S, and R.
- Priced in the range of Rs 2.55 crore to Rs 2.99 crore (all prices, ex-showroom).
Lotus Cars has officially made its debut in India with the launch of its electric SUV, the Eletre. The Eletre will be sold in three trims here -- standard (Rs 2.55 crore), S (Rs 2.75 crore) and R (Rs 2.99 crore, all prices, ex-showroom). The SUV will be made available across the country by New Delhi-based Exclusive Motors, which has been appointed as the official distributor for the British marque. The brand has also confirmed that it will soon bring its mid-engine sportscar, the Emira, to India. The Emira will be offered with two powertrain options, a turbocharged 2.0 litre inline-4 and a supercharged V6.
The SUV will be made available across the country by New Delhi-based Exclusive Motors
Globally unveiled in early 2022, the Eletre is Lotus’s first SUV. It features a distinctly sporty design, with sharp headlamps and air vents built into its bonnet. The Eletre has two spoilers, one at the top, and the other positioned above the full-width tail-lamp. The lightbar glows green when the car is plugged in for charging, and indicates real-time charge status. The Eletre rides on 22-inch wheels as standard, though 20-inch and 23-inch options are available. It is currently offered in six exterior colours – Natron Red, Galloway Green, Stellar Black, Kaimu Grey, Blossom Grey and Solar Yellow.
The Eletre has two spoilers, one at the top, and the other positioned above the full-width tail-lamp
On the inside, the Eletre's dashboard gets three displays in total – one for the digital instrumentation, one for the passenger side display, along with a 15.1-inch central infotainment display. Other features in the car include a panoramic sunroof, and a 23-speaker KEF sound system. The car also gets an ADAS suite that consists of 4 lidar sensors and 7 HD cameras. Lotus will also offer the SUV with an optional 4-seat layout
The interior features three screens in total
On the powertrain front, the Eletre is offered with two options -- a 597 bhp single motor setup in the standard and S trims, and an 896 bhp dual motor setup in the Eletre R. Torque figures are 710 and 985 Nm, while 0 to 100 kmph times are 4.5 seconds and 2.95 seconds, respectively. All trims of the car feature a 112 kWh battery pack, which enables a maximum range of up to 600 km in the standard and S trims. The Eletre R however, has a lower range figure of 490 km.
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