• Lotus Eletre (Draft)

    The Lotus Eletre was announced in 2022 as Lotus's, first-ever SUV, the first Lotus with four doors and its first-ever mass-market electric car; it is also the first ever Lotus to be built in China by Lotus parent company Geely, in a factory located in Wuhan.

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Geely also produces the Zeekr 001 in China and has joint venture connections with Swedish EV manufacturer Lynk & Co, a subsidiary of Volvo, and the Polestar brand. So, is this a Lotus as we know it, or is it a Sino-Swedish SUV with a Lotus badge?

According to Lotus, the all-new electric Lotus Eletre is a Hyper SUV, taking the Lotus DNA from almost 75 years of sports car design and engineering a dynamic SUV.

The name Eletre is a  Hungarian word meaning “coming to life”, and it fits because Lotus say it marks the start of a new chapter in the company's history.

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Lotus Eletre Powertrains

  • 450 kW Dual Motor single gear Auto AWD 602 bhp 0-62mph 4.5 sec EV Range 373
  • 675 kW Dual Motor 2 gear Auto AWD 906 bhp 0-62mph 2.9 sec EV Range 304
  • How to order your Lotus Eletre

    When realeased, ordering your new Lotus Eletre will be easy with FVL. A new Lotus Eletre lease from FVL includes delivery to your door, the full Eletre warranty, and road tax for the length of the lease, so you don't have to worry about it.

    You can also have your new Eletre covered with a fully maintained lease agreement. This will include your servicing, maintenance (wipers or brakes), and premium tyres (even puncture repairs). All you have to do is insure it and add electricty. Nice.

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      Road tax included

      Your new Lotus Eletre comes fully taxed for the contract’s length, not just the first year like a PCP might.

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      Servicing, maintenance, breakdown and tyres can be included with your new Volkswagen for a simple additional monthly fee.

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      When it comes to your new Eletre, our friendly, experienced team members are always happy to answer your questions.


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The interior is distinctively Lotus but has been taken to a whole new level, pleasing to the eye, the split-level dashboard mimics the design of that split spoiler at the rear, a blade of light that runs the entire width of the dashboard and offers multiple screens to inform the driver.

With three separate screens on the other side, you get a 30cm ribbon display, which forms part of the instrument binnacle; the passenger gets their own display. In the middle, you have an impressive retractable  15.1 “ display.

You have tangible buttons and switches on the centre console and this fabulous-looking steering wheel; there's also lots of storage in the illuminated big door bins.


Looking closely at the design, you can see elements of Lotus, particularly from the Lotus Evija and the Lotus Emiri; however, the Eletre is an SUV and tradition-heavy, not something generally associated with the philosophy of Colin Chapmans Lotus.

To keep the weight down, the Eletre design incorporates an Airflow system through the bodywork vents on the top of the bonnet and air curtains along the side that sends air out through the wheel arch; incorporated in the front grille is an array of triangular vents that open and close depending on required airflow to cool the electrical components specifically the battery and the motors.

The very distinctive headlights are semi-concealed, whether dipped or on main beam; if you see them in your rear mirror, you will be undoubtedly about what is behind you.

Looking at it in the profile, you start to get a picture of how big the Eletre is; it is an E-segment SUV which means in terms of its size, it is similar to a BMW X7, Mercedes GLS or Tesla Model X even with the optional 23” wheels look a little bit dwarfed by the sheer size for the Eletre.

The sculpted shape of the doors which have flushed pop-out door handles and no door mirrors; instead, it has cameras on an internal screen. there's also an electrically operated cover for the charging port., and a system of ultra HD cameras are part of a Lidar 3D scanning and range detecting system that has the Eletre ready for autonomous driving.

At the rear of the cars is a  deployable rear spoiler which changes angle depending on your speed and what driving mode you happen to be in. A huge light bar is another excellent touch; it stays red by default during everyday driving, and it acts as animated indicators when turning.


There are 3 trim levels on offer; each optimised for a balance of design, technology, and performance.

Lotus Eletre Key features

  • 450 kWh Dual Motor
  • Kaimu Grey Paint
  • 22” 10 Spoke Silver Alloy Wheels
  • Magnetite Interior
  • Active Air Suspension with dampening control
  • Matrix LED Headlights
  • 4 Zone Climate Control
  • Hands-Free tailgate
  • Gloss Black Aluminum roof
  • Heated Power Door Mirrors
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • 12-way Memory Seat
  • 5 Way rear seat configurations
  • Wireless Phone charger
  • Heads Up Display
  • 15.1” HD OLED Screen
  • KEF Premium Audio 15 Speakers
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay™and Android Auto
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Object Detection System
  • Visual Park Assist.

Lotus Eletre S

  • Key Features over Lotus Eletre
  • 450 kWh Dual Motor
  • Gloss Black Roof Rails
  • 22” 10 Spoke Grey Alloy Wheels
  • Soft Door Close
  • Active Rear Spoiler
  • Choice of Coloured brake calipers
  • Configurable Ambient Lighting
  • KEF Reference Audio 23 Speakers

Lotus Eletre R

Key Features over Lotus Eletre S

  • 675 kWh Dual Motor
  • 2 Speed Auto transmission
  • 22” 10 Spoke Gloss Black Alloy Wheels
  • Quartz Interior
  • Black Pack
  • Soft Door Close
  • Rear Privacy Glass
  • Active rear Spoiler
  • Colour Choice Brake Calipers
  • Additional Drive Modes
  • Lotus Dynamic Handling Pack
  • Configurable Ambient Lighting
  • Illuminated Side Sills
  • KEF Premium Audio 1380w 15 speakers

A very high spec superbly engineered luxury car with stunning looks and performance which will set the tone for future SUVs.

Taking the next steps

If the all new Eletre is for you, we can help. With over 24 years of experience under our belt and BVRLA approved, we are fully equipped to assist you with your leasing requirements. Just choose your preferred model and leasing terms, then give us a call on 0333 00 333 25, and we'll take care of the rest.

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