First Sight: Eletre kickstarts Lotus lifestyle range

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Lotus launched its first SUV – the Eletre – to the world on Tuesday 29th March 2022 in an evening event in west London, UK. Luckily, Car Design News had already been invited to a series of previews of the large luxury lifestyle EV and interviewed its key designers. What ...

The Eletre is the first vehicle within Lotus’s new lifestyle (non-sportscar) all-electric range and will take on the likes of the Porsche Cayenne when the first models roll off a new Chinese production line later this year, for a sub-£100,000 price tag. However, Lotus will beat its German rival to market in offering a full-electric large SUV and no other powertrain types are planned. 

Up close – and upfront especially – the Eletre has lots of aero and tech details to explore. Below the strikingly slim front lights on the bonnet and the sharp line that defines its nose, sits a three-dimensional hexagonal structure which stands out for its originality of form and mystery of function.

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