The Lotus Eletre is on track, so it’s time for Lotus to begin the launch phase of its next new model. And the Type 133 became Lotus Emeya.
The takeover of Lotus by Geely is reflected in the desire to take the British brand out of its status as a “brand for purists” and to make it a credible rival to Porsche. And a specialist in electric sports. Quickly, three vehicle projects that no longer have much to do with the history of the brand were announced:
- Type 132, an electric E-segment SUV, become Eletre released in 2023
- Type 133, an electric E-segment sedan, rival of the Porsche Taycan, released in 2024
- Type 134, an electric D-segment SUV, future rival of the Porsche Macan, released in 2025
The Type 133 will therefore be officially called Emeya. While waiting for the official presentation on September 7 (not at the Munich show, therefore…), this second sedan to bear the brand logo after the Lotus Omega / Carlton is beginning to strip its appearance: two-stage light signature at the front, continuous strip of lights at the rear, active spoiler…
In terms of features, we already know that the Lotus Emeya is based on the same platform as the Eletre, known either as EPA (Electric Premium Architecture) or SEA-S (like Sport) since it is closely linked to other Geely platforms. We should find the technological arsenal of the SUV, in terms of the chassis, driving aids, active aerodynamics or propulsion (up to 675 kW / 905 hp and a 112 kWh battery).
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