Lotus Makes India Debut With Their New Eletre SUV

Lotus Cars made India debut by launching their luxury electric SUV, the Eletre; Priced at Rs. 2.55 Crore

Lotus Cars has officially marked its entry into the Indian automotive market with the launch of its electric SUV, the Eletre. Lotus’ luxury flagship electric SUV comes in three trims, priced at Rs 2.55 crore for the Standard trim, Rs 2.75 crore for the S trim, and Rs 2.99 crore for the R trim.

The carmaker will sell its electric SUV via a New Delhi-based Exclusive Motors as the official distributor for Lotus Cars in India. The British marque has also announced plans to introduce its mid-engine sportscar, the Emira, in the Indian market, offering two powertrain options—a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 and a supercharged V6.

Lotus Eletre Design

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Unveiled globally in early 2022, the Lotus Eletre is the brand’s inaugural SUV, featuring a distinctive sporty design with sharp headlamps, air vents on the bonnet, and dual spoilers. The lightbar on the rear glows green during charging, indicating real-time charge status. The Eletre comes with standard 22-inch wheels, with 20-inch and 23-inch options available, and is offered in six exterior colours.


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Inside, the Eletre packs a dashboard with three displays, one for digital instrumentation, one for the passenger-side display, and a 15.1-inch central infotainment display. Additional features include a panoramic sunroof, a 23-speaker KEF sound system, and an Advanced Driver Assistance Systems suite with 4 lidar sensors and 7 HD cameras. Lotus offers the option of a 4-seat layout for the SUV.


In terms of powertrain options, the Eletre offers a 597 bhp single motor setup in the standard and S trims, while the Eletre R comes with an 896 bhp dual motor setup. Torque figures are 710 and 985 Nm. The Lotus Eletre can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph times in just 4.5 and 2.95 seconds respectively.

All trims offer a 112 kWh battery pack and deliver a driving range of up to 600 km for the standard and S trims while the Eletre R offers a range of 490 km. While the Lotus Eletre currently faces no direct competition in the Indian market, it is expected to rival vehicles such as the BMW iX and the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV.

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