Lotus Eletre EV coming soon to Malaysia – hyper SUV in 3 variants including 905 hp R, from RM630k est

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The Lotus Eletre EV, which Hethel calls an ‘all-electric hyper-SUV’, is confirmed for Malaysia and volition beryllium coming precise soon. According to our sources, the EV has amassed implicit 100 bookings contempt determination being nary selling activities by Lotus Cars Malaysia (LCM).

We perceive that LCM volition beryllium bringing successful each 3 variants of the EV SUV, which are the Eletre, Eletre S and Eletre R. Indicative pricing is said to beryllium from RM630k, taking vantage of EV work incentives. The last RRP mightiness beryllium adjacent lower, arsenic distributors ever err connected the broadside of caution erstwhile it comes to estimated prices.

If it ends up astir RM600k, the Lotus SUV would beryllium rather a steal, and here’s why. The modular Eletre and the S are powered by a azygous electrical centrifugal taking foodstuff from a 112 kWh battery. Both person 603 hp (450 kW) and 710 Nm of torque, which propels the Lamborghini Urus-sized SUV to 100 km/h successful conscionable 4.5 seconds. The 80 to 120 km/h sprint, which hints astatine overtaking ability, is beneath 2.2 seconds. Claimed WLTP scope is 600 km.

That’s impressive, but the Eletre R is the existent hyper-SUV. With dual motors pushing retired 905 hp (675 kW) and 985 Nm of torque, its 0-100 km/h clip is 2.95 seconds and the 80-120 km/h propulsion takes little than 1.9 seconds. It uses the aforesaid 112 kWh artillery and claimed WLTP scope is 490 km, truthful you bash speech immoderate miles for the speed. Top velocity is 258 km/h for the single-motor and 265 km/h for the dual-motor R.

In the charging department, Lotus says that the 800V architecture Eletre’s 112 kWh artillery has a speedy charging clip (10% to 80% SOC) of conscionable 20 minutes utilizing a DC charger, with nary further elaboration.

As for thrust and handling, the Eletre mightiness beryllium the biggest and heaviest car Hethel’s dynamics squad has had to enactment with yet, being an SUV with EV batteries, but we won’t beryllium betting against the masters of the creation uncovering a bully balance.

Anyway, 600 hp for +/- RM600k could beryllium unprecedented, possibly lone imaginable with a operation of electrical motors, our existent duty-exemption for EVs and a challenger marque successful Lotus. For immoderate context, the CKD Porsche Cayenne with a 3.0L V6 motor has 340 PS/450 Nm and does 0-100 km/h successful 6.2 seconds. Locally assembled successful Kulim, the ICE SUV is priced from RM575k.

We recognize that the hyper R flagship variant with 905 hp volition not transverse RM1 cardinal adjacent with each enactment boxes ticked. If you person that benignant of slope balance, the Eletre sounds similar a steal. We’ll stock much info erstwhile it’s available, but for now, what bash you deliberation of the Lotus Eletre, its looks, the show connected offer, and the worth astatine astir RM600k?

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