It’s time to stand up shut and private with the Lotus Eletre, because the model’s first-ever totally electrical SUV shall be making its northern look in Penang on November 24, 2023 earlier than heading to the southern area of Johor on December 1, 2023.
For individuals who haven’t heard of the Eletre earlier than, right here’s a quick introduction. Launched in Malaysia in April this yr, the Eletre boasts a placing design and packs loads of efficiency. Within the top-spec Eletre R, you get two electrical motors that present an eye-watering 918 PS (905 hp or 675 kW) and 985 Nm of torque.
This interprets to a 0-100 km/h time of simply 2.95 seconds and a high velocity of 265 km/h. Practicality and velocity will not be mutually unique right here, and neither is vary, because the Eletre R affords as much as 490 km following the WLTP cycle regardless of its immense capabilities. Make no mistake, the Eletre R is definitely distinctive, however some would possibly discover it to supply “an excessive amount of efficiency.”
To not fear as a result of there’s additionally the “milder” Eletre S that retains a dual-motor structure, however with a extra approachable 612 PS (603 hp or 450 kW) and 710 Nm. Even so, it’ll do the century dash in simply 4.5 seconds and hit 250 km/h, whereas additionally offering extra vary at 600 km. Straight-line velocity is a given with any Eletre, with the added bonus of an pleasant time within the corners due to Lotus’ a long time of dealing with know-how, making certain that whereas it could appear like an SUV, it’ll drive like a Lotus.
If all this sounds extremely engaging, it ought to and there’s no higher time to get intimate with the Eletre because it excursions the northern and southern areas of Peninsular Malaysia. You’ll need to hurry although, as restricted slots are being provided on a primary come, first served foundation.
As soon as once more, the Penang preview of the Eletre takes place on November 24 and you may register for 2 out there time slots (10am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm) right here. Should you’re within the southern area, the Johor preview is scheduled for December 1, additionally with the identical two time slots that you could join right here.