Lotus confirms Eletre pricing and specs for Australia

Lotus Cars Australia has confirmed pricing and specs for the 2025 version of its all-electric Eletre SUV. It will be available in three trim levels, including a self-named variant, an S and an R. First customer deliveries of the 2024 model will land in the coming weeks.

Kicking off at $189,990 (Eletre), $229,990 (S) and $279,990 (R) – all plus on-roads – the updated range scores a price drop, as well as a raft of changes. 2024 buyers will also benefit from the cut to the cost of the new car.

The Eletre S gains the most from the updated model range, and receives a glass roof, comfort seat pack (5 seat) and Akoya White paint as standard from 2025 cars onwards. LIDAR autonomous driving hardware has also been removed.

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It now finds its way into a Highway Assist Pack option, following feedback from Australian consumers who didn’t want to be paying for hardware they can’t use yet. For the base model, dual motor propulsion comes with a 112kW battery pack.

800W architecture is paired with a 22kW on board AC charger and support for up to 350kW DC fast charging. Production of that model will begin in Q3 of this year, with a 2024 delivery a possibility.

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Inside the 2024 Lotus Eletre S (overseas model shown)

All Lotus Eletre variants feature full time all-wheel drive with intelligent torque distribution, with the base model and S variants offering 710Nm of torque via a single speed transmission. Both offer 450kW of power, and a 0-100km/h sprint time of 4.5 seconds.

The R variant has a two speed transmission for 675kW and 905Nm, capable of 0-100km/h in 2.95 seconds. Charging time via a DC fast charger is just 20 minutes, and the range is estimated to be 600km for the Eletre and S, and 490km for the R.

All variants feature multi-link front and rear suspension, dual-chamber air springs, and continuous damping. Kerb weight ranges from 2,490kg to 2,640kg, with a 611-litre boot in 4-seat spec, or 688-litres for the 5-seater.

With the rear seats folded, boot space grows to 1,532-litres, and there’s a 46-litre frunk. The Lotus Eletre has a 5-year or 150,000km warranty, with high voltage parts covered by an 8-year or 200,000km offering.

To find out more, visit the Lotus Cars Australia website (where you can pre-order your vehicle), or talk to your local dealership. If you’re keen on one, and need finance, talk to CreditOne.

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