The 2024 Lotus Eletre is a high-performance, battery-powered mid-size luxury crossover SUV to be produced by British sports car manufacturer Lotus Cars. Lotus Eletre was designed at Geely Design Studio in Coventry and manufactured in Wuhan, China. On March 29, 2022, it was announced as the company’s first production SUV and its first vehicle made in China.
A promotional video released by Lotus shows a LiDAR sensor rising from the roof of Lotus Eletre. The teasers also show off digital side mirrors and a floating infotainment system. The Lotus SUV project, designed by the then-CEO of Lotus Jean-Marc Gales, first appeared in 2016. Prior to this project, Lotus had revealed the 2006 Lotus APX concept crossover SUV, the company’s first SUV. In February 2022, Lotus showed more teasers and announced that the SUV will launch on March 29, 2022.
Prior to its official debut, 3D patents issued by the intellectual property office on March 8 revealed the Lotus Type 132, showing off the coupe-like design of the SUV. Later that month, it was revealed that the Type 132’s final production name was ‘Eletre’, consistent with other mass-produced Lotus model nameplates all beginning with the letter ‘E’. The name of the car is derived from the Hungarian word “életre” meaning “(to come to life)”.
2024 Lotus Eletre : Interior
The 2024 Eletre will be offered as a four-seater with two separate seats in the rear or a five-seater with a three-seat rear row. Its cabinet features interesting materials such as microfiber, stitched leather, wool-blend fabric, and milled bronze accents. From the photos, It’s can see some highly reinforced sports seats that give us hope for the Eletre’s performance potential.
A large 15.1-inch touchscreen dominates the dash and will run a version of parent company Geely’s ECARX infotainment system shared with the unsold Smart #1 SUV. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will be standard, and an upgraded audio system with 23 speakers and 1500 watts will be available, as well as a head-up display.
2024 Lotus Eletre : Engine
The Lotus Eletre 2024 trim levels will be offered in battery packs ranging from 92 to 120 kWh, with outputs ranging between 600 and 750 hp (450 and 560 kW; 610 and 760 PS). Acceleration time from 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) is less than three seconds on some models. The vehicle’s target maximum WLTP driving range is 600 km (370 miles). Lotus Eletre depends on the Lotus Premium design for the organization’s future C-portion and E-fragment electric models. After the Type 132, two more SUVs and a sports car are planned to be launched.
2024 Lotus Eletre : Safety
Lotus claims the 2024 Eletre can drive in semi-autonomous mode thanks to several LIDAR sensors mounted on the roof and front fenders. The sensors rise from the bodywork and retract when not in use. However, the company has not yet detailed which driver assistance features will be standard and which are optional. Key safety features will likely include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, pedestrian detection, and lane centering.