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Lotus Begins Its India Journey With Eletre SUV At Rs 2.55 Crore

British automotive sportscar brand Lotus has finally commenced its India journey with a high-performance Eletre SUV, priced at Rs 2.55 crore (ex-showroom), making it India’s most expensive electric SUV on sale.

Lotus Eletre VariantsEx-Showroom Price
EletreRs 2.55 crore
Eletre ERs 2.75 crore
Eletre SRs 2.99 crore

Delhi-based Exclusive Motors will serve as the distributor for the Lotus cars nationwide. Exclusive Motors is also a retailer of Bentley cars in India. The company will open its first showroom in the country in early 2024, and more showrooms will be opened nationwide in subsequent years.


Lotus Eletre SUV – Exterior Design

Measuring over 5 meters in length, the Lotus Eletre SUV boasts a futuristic design, with a cab-forward stance and short overhangs. It features a sharp design upfront, dominated by the active front grille that directs the air under the leading edge. The other notable equipment on its exterior includes: –

  • Matrix LED headlamps
  • 22-inch, 10-spoke diamond-forged alloy wheels
  • Fixed gloss black aluminium roof
  • Auto-dimming side mirrors (limited to Eletre S and Eletre R)
  • Powered hands-free tailgate opening with height memory
  • Welcome home lighting
  • Heated washer jets
  • Soft door close (limited to Eletre S and Eletre R)
  • Carbon Pack (Eletre R) 
  • Six-piston callipers
  • Carbon-fibre, 3-stage deployable, split-type roof-mounted spoiler

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Lotus Eletre – Interior and Features

Lotus sports car showroom in India

Offered in a 5-seat configuration, the Eletre SUV features a tech-forward design, highlighted by a 15.1-inch landscape-oriented OLED touchscreen infotainment system taking centre stage. Notably, it can be folded flat when not in use.

Crafted from sustainable materials, the dashboard mirrors the design of the split spoiler at the rear, complemented by a light running the entire width of the dash. There’s also a 30mm strip on either side of the dashboard that displays key information. The other notable inclusions are –

  • Augmented Reality head-up display
  • Connected car tech
  • Heated front seat
  • 12-way adjustable front seat with memory and welcome function
  • 4-zone automatic climate control
  • Electrically adjustable front & rear air vents
  • Heated steering wheel
  • KEF Premium Audio system
  • Configurable ambient lighting
  • Sport motor sound
  • Executive seat pack (optional)
  • 360-degree surround view system
  • Lidar-based ADAS technology

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Lotus Eletre – Powertrain

Underpinned on Lotus’s new Electric Premium Architecture, the Electre SUV gets two dual-motor powertrain options, offering two different output levels.

ParametersEletreEletre SEletre R
Max Power603 hp905 hp
Max Torque710 Nm985 Nm
TransmissionSingle speedDual-speed
Acceleration Time
(0-100 kmph)
4.5 seconds2.95 seconds
Top Speed258 kmph265 kmph
Battery112 kWh112 kWh
Range 600 km490 km
Lotus Eletre EV Specifications
Lotus Eletre India price

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