The British supercar manufacturer Lotus Cars is ready to make its official launch into the Indian market. The company is planning to unveil a new model soon, which will allow it to create an impression. After launching one vehicle in the Indian market, the automaker plans to expand its range of products based on customer feedback.
In India, the business has designated Exclusive Motors as one of its official business partners. For the Lotus brand throughout the nation, Exclusive Motors will be in charge of retail and servicing. For the record, Bentley’s business affairs in India are managed by the same company.
In its global portfolio, Lotus Cars presently offers four models for sale: Eletre, Emeya, Emira, and Evija. It is probable that the business will select Eletre or Emeya as the first model for the nation.
The brand-new Lotus Emira, which is the company’s first all-new series-production vehicle in more than ten years, made its debut in the summer of 2021. With two engine options available globally, the Emira is powered by Lotus’ innovative Sports Car Architecture. There is a 3.5-liter V6 supercharged engine from Toyota that can produce up to 365 horsepower, and there is also a 2.0-liter turbocharged AMG engine that can produce 406 horsepower.
The new Emira has a larger 12.3-inch digital driver’s information display in addition to a standard 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The automaker has also included some intriguing extras within the cabin, such as a multifunction steering wheel, 12-way adjustable sports seats, ADAS, cruise control, and a 10-channel luxury sound system from KEF.
The 2024 Lotus Eletre
The 2024 Lotus Eletre electric SUV was unveiled globally by the British premium carmaker Lotus. The Eletre is Lotus’s inaugural SUV, or its first-ever electric SUV.
Three distinct versions of the Lotus Eletre electric will be available, each with two powertrain choices and a 112kWh battery.
Starting at £89,500 (approximately Rs 74.23 lakh), the Eletre variant is priced at £104,500 (approximately Rs 86.67 lakh), while the top of the line Electre R is priced at £120,00 (approximately Rs 99.53 lakh).
Lotus claims that the SUV can accelerate from 0 to 100 miles per hour in under 4.5 seconds when equipped with an electric motor that generates 603 horsepower and 710 Nm of torque in the base variant and Eletre S. Under the more stringent WLTP test cycle, the advertised range for these two models is 600 km.
Speaking of the top-of-the-line Eletre R, it has a dual motor arrangement that generates an incredible 1000 Nm of torque and a whopping 905 horsepower of power. According to Lotus, the SUV has a 495 km range on a single charge and can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.95 seconds.
In addition, the Eletre R has Track Mode, which provides launch control, a fully open active grille, a reduced ride height, and more performance-oriented damper and anti-roll control settings.
Moving on to the interior, the electric SUV has 100% recyclable and 100% recycled man-made fibre for the trunk lining and carpets. The business claims that the cabin of the SUV has been created with comfort and space in mind and includes a large glass roof.
The Lotus Emira and Eletre EV are set to make their debut in India later this year. Prices for the duo are expected to range between Rs. 2.5-3.1 crore (all prices, ex-showroom New Delhi). Owners of the vehicles can look forward to head-turning looks, as well as cutting-edge technology and performance, all for a hefty price.
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