Lotus has taken a knife to pricing of its first electric SUV, the Eletre, with reductions of up to $49,010.

    The company says the model year 2025 price revision will be applied to customer cars already built.

    Model year 2024 Eletre S and Eletre R SUVs are expected in Australia in June, after production began in April, with production of the base Eletre moved forward from 2025 to the third quarter of 2024.

    Lotus says this means customers who order a base Eletre now have a “real chance” of taking delivery in 2024.

    Despite the price cuts, Lotus has added some equipment to the mid-range Eletre S, which has received a standard glass roof and the five-seat Comfort Seat Pack.

    Akoya White is the standard finish on the base Eletre, while a new Cinnibar Red replaces Natron Red.

    Lotus has removed LiDAR hardware from the standard equipment list for all 2025 Eletres, though it remains within the optional Highway Assist Pack.

    The company says it received feedback from Australian consumers who “placed little value in the upfront inclusion of the LiDAR hardware in the base build specification of the car”.

    “Most consumers doubt autonomous driving will be seen anytime soon in Australia and didn’t want to be paying for hardware they won’t be using,” the company said.

    Buyers after an Eletre will be able to configure their vehicle online and place a refundable reservation deposit to secure a slot in the build queue.

    Lotus has stressed it isn’t adopting a direct to consumer sales model, and instead customers will be contacted by their local Lotus retailer who will help them order and take delivery of their vehicle.

    The company has five dealerships, across Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.


    2025 Lotus Eletre$189,990 (-$49,010)
    2025 Lotus Eletre S$229,990 (-$39,010)
    2025 Lotus Eletre R$279,990 (-$35,010)

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    Eletre and Eletre SEletre R
    Driven wheelsAll-wheel driveAll-wheel drive
    0-100km/h time4.5 seconds2.95 seconds

    All Lotus Eletre models ride on multi-link front and rear suspension, featuring dual-chamber air springs and Continuous Damping Control.

    The Eletre R uses a dual-speed transmission for the rear motor instead of a single-speed unit like lesser models.


    The Lotus Eletre has an 800V electrical system.

    Eletre and Eletre SEletre R
    Battery112kWh lithium-ion112kWh lithium-ion
    Charging time (10-80% on 350kW DC charger)20 minutes20 minutes
    Range (WLTP)600km (with 20-inch wheels)490km


    Lotus Eletre
    Width2231mm (with conventional mirrors)
    2135mm (with camera mirrors)
    Height1630mm (with 20-inch wheels)
    1636mm (with 22- or 23-inch wheels)
    Drag coefficient0.26
    Ground clearance187mm (with 20-inch wheels)
    194mm (with 22- or 23-inch wheels)
    Rear luggage space1532L
    Front luggage space46L

    Kerb weight is a minimum of 2490kg in the base Eletre, 2520kg in the Eletre S and 2640kg in the Eletre R.

    Servicing and Warranty

    Lotus breaks down the Eletre’s warranty as follows:

    VehicleFive years or 150,000km, whichever comes first
    High-voltage parts including battery, electric motorsEight years or 200,000km, whichever comes first
    Body perforation corrosion 12 years, unlimited kilometres
    Paint finishFive years, unlimited kilometres


    The Lotus Eletre hasn’t been crash tested by Euro NCAP.

    Standard safety equipment includes:

    • Seven airbags
    • Driver monitoring system
    • Rear collision warning
    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Rear cross-traffic assist
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Front and rear parking assist

    Standard Equipment

    There are three members of the Eletre range.

    Standard kit on the base Eletre includes:

    • 22-inch alloy wheels
    • Active air suspension
    • Matrix LED headlights
    • Hands-free power tailgate
    • Keyless entry and start (and phone-based locking/unlocking)
    • Four-zone climate control
    • 12-way power front seats
    • Heated steering wheel
    • 29-inch head-up display
    • 12.6-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 12.6-inch passenger display
    • 15.1-inch central touchscreen
      • Satellite navigation
      • DAB radio
      • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    • 8.0-inch rear screen
    • 15-speaker KEF sound system
    • Four USB-C ports
    • Wireless phone charger

    Moving to the Eletre S brings:

    • Configurable ambient lighting
    • Privacy glass
    • Soft-close doors
    • Illuminated side sills
    • 2160W 23-speaker KEF Reference sound system
    • Glass roof (NEW)
    • Five-seat ‘Comfort Seat Pack’
      • Heated front seats
      • Front seat memory

    Moving to the Eletre R brings:

    • Active rear-wheel steering
    • Continuous Damping Control
    • Torque vectoring by braking
    • Carbon package

    There are various standalone and packaged options available. You can view details on these on the Eletre configurator.

    MORE: Everything Lotus Eletre

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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