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Lotus Eletre

  • 02-05-2023 12:12pm
    Registered Users Posts: 3,575 ✭✭✭

    I don't see a thread on this anywhere.

    Journalists have been starting getting hands on with it recently and most seem to be positive. I like the look of it, once you get over the fact that it is clearly not a lotus in any way.

    Lotus have started to link up with Irish dealerships recently and we'll no doubt see this and future electric models establish a presence, just like the other Chinese manufacturers that have been increasingly appearing.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,599 ✭✭✭THE ALM

    Looks a fine looking car and I really like the look of it but not going to be cheap when it hits these shores.

    Pre-production model review

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,575 ✭✭✭quokula

    Starts from £90k in the UK and €98k in Germany if we can infer anything from that. That puts it in the same ballpark as a higher spec BMW iX for a much better looking car.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,350 ✭✭✭✭ted1

    To their credit. Lotus provided the chassis fir the Tesla Roadster

    but then like MG they fell into the Geely group

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,575 ✭✭✭quokula

    I just got an email about this as I'd signed up for more info. If you want to check out the car they're running an event in Swords in a couple of weeks.

    Sign up here:

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  • Registered Users Posts: 978 ✭✭✭bf

    Some pics of the pre-production model in Dublin today:

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,325 ✭✭✭Bandana boy

    Any word on Irish Pricing yet ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,216 ✭✭✭Miscreant

    Not sure if it is just the perspective but the car looks absolutely awful in that second picture of the rear 3 quarter view!

    As for price, if it is predicted at €98k in Germany, then it will likely be about €110k or €120k here. Even if the price matches the German prediction here, it is still a huge chunk of change for a "crossover" from a sports car manufacturer.

  • Registered Users Posts: 978 ✭✭✭bf

    Was told approximately from €105k for standard, €140k for S & €170k for the R

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,785 ✭✭✭mailforkev

    Looks like a total dog’s dinner of a design.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,194 ✭✭✭Ubbquittious

    Too SUV and too Chinese for my liking

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,325 ✭✭✭Bandana boy

    I think it looks great !!

    Not mad about Ipad-like entertainment screens but otherwise looks super far better than the BMW IX.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,575 ✭✭✭quokula

    I was at the event and thought it looked great too. Looks better in person than in photos I think. And I think the interior actually feels more luxurious than you'd expect for the price, compared to say a similarly priced Taycan. Obviously as a massive SUV it's not going to have the driving dynamics of a car like that but Lotus are talking a big game on the performance side.

    Personally I think it's just a bit too big but if the smaller SUV they have in the pipeline a year or so from now is of the same standard I think I could be interested. Can definitely see these cars being a big success for Lotus.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,295 ✭✭✭goochy

    is it made in the UK and is there much Lotus envolvment ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 978 ✭✭✭bf

    It’s made in China. Lotus are owned these days by Geely, same people who own Volvo