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Lotus Electre EV Revealed As Upcoming Lincoln EV Competitor

Lincoln is in the midst of a major transformation as it aims to electrify its entire lineup by 2027, though the Lincoln Aviator EV was recently pushed back to late 2024 after it was originally confirmed to launch in 2023. Regardless, FoMoCo’s luxury brand will certainly have its fair share of competition in that regard over the coming years, as a number of automakers have luxurious EV crossovers and SUVs in development. The latest is this – the Lotus Electre EV, which has just been revealed, marking a dramatic shift away from the lightweight sports cars that automaker is traditionally known for.

The Lotus Electre EV is what the automaker calls a “hyper SUV,” and it certainly looks dramatic, with swoopy lines and standard 22-inch and optional 23-inch wheels, to boot. In a way, it’s reminiscent of the Lamborghini Urus, which should prove appealing to shoppers seeking a more exotic family hauler, but the Electre EV has the punch to back up those looks as well.

Lotus didn’t provide all of the pertinent drivetrain specifics for the new model but did say that it will put out over 600 horsepower, which will propel it to 62 miles-per-hour in less than three seconds with a top speed of 161 miles-per-hour. Lotus also didn’t reveal any specifics on the Electre EV’s battery pack but did say that it will provide over 100 kWh of juice, which is good for an estimated 373 miles of range using the European WLTP testing protocol and roughly 315 miles by EPA standards. It’s also capable of adding 248 miles of range in just 20 minutes on a 350 kW fast charger.

Underneath, the Lotus Electre EV will come standard with an air suspension and active dampers, with options including carbon-ceramic brakes, rear-axle steering, and an active anti-roll bar. Inside, the SUV features a 15.1-inch OLED central touchscreen that runs Google-based software, a head-up display, and seating for four or five people.

Lotus didn’t reveal when the Electre EV will launch or how much it might cost, but it’s expected to start above the $100k mark and be available in the U.S. by 2024.

We’ll have more on everything FoMoCo’s competition is up to soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for 24/7 Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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