After unveiling Eletre, its first 100% electric SUV, Lotus will focus on developing its next new battery-powered model, for the time being known as Type 133. We already know that will debut in 2023 and which should have the shape of a 4-door coupe. Car that will always be built in China, like the electric SUV and that will compete, once on the market, with models of the caliber of the Porsche Taycan.
A new report from Autocar allows us to discover some first details of this new car which is part of the British brand’s ambitious electrification project. As we know, in total, Lotus will launch 4 electric models on the market by 2026.
Therefore, the future Lotus Type 133 will also be based on the “Electric Premium Platform”. It seems that the car’s design is about to be finalized. While it aims to ensure a certain continuity in terms of design, each Lotus electric model will need to have its own “character”. Therefore, the future Type 133 will not simply be a “version of the Eletre electric SUV with lowered suspension“.
Surely there will be some design elements in common with the Eletre, but the Type 133 will have a look of its own and particularly refined from the point of view of aerodynamics. The cabin, on the other hand, seems to have a minimalist design with a lot of technology available to passengers.
And speaking of the powertrain, since the Type 133 will use the same platform as the electric SUV, we are likely to find the dual 450 kW (612 hp) engine able to offer very high performance. The Eletre SUV, in fact, is capable of reaching a maximum speed of 260 km / h and accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.95 seconds. However, other variations may come. In fact, even for the SUV there is already talk of a future much more powerful version.
All that remains is to wait for the arrival of further news. Given that the presentation of the Type 133 is expected in 2023, surely more information on the development of the car will arrive later in the year.