Lotus Eletre Hyper-SUV Electric Arrives In Malaysia, Starts From RM578k

Lotus Cars Malaysia has launched the highly-anticipated all-new Eletre – the fully-electric high-performance SUV (Hyper-SUV) following its global hype.

The once Malaysian-owned brand, takes the core principles and Lotus DNA from almost 75 years of sports car design and engineering, evolving them into a desirable all-new lifestyle model for the next generation customers.

The first of a new breed of pure electric SUVs, the Eletre also delivers several firsts for Lotus –the first model outside sports car segments, the first lifestyle electric vehicle (EV) and the most ‘connected’ Lotus ever.

All three variants will be available for the Malaysian market – Eletre, Eletre S and the range-topping Eletre R. As of today’s launch, the Hyper-SUV has collected 140 bookings with a total of only 200 units available for the whole of 2023.

The Lotus Eletre comes with a choice of two powertrains, each with two electric motors, one driving the front wheels and another driving the rear wheels to deliver all-wheel-drive (AWD) capabilities.

The Eletre and Eletre S are powered by a single-speed system to deliver 603 hp and 710 Nm of torque with 0-100 km/h performance of 4.5 seconds and 80-120 km/h in less than 2.2 seconds. Both variants are capable of achieving top speeds of 258 km/h and a maximum WLTP driving range of 600 km.

The flagship Eletre R comes with a dual-speed system that offers an impressive output of 905 hp and 985 Nm of torque. Capable of delivering a century sprint time of just 2.95 seconds and an acceleration of 80-120 km/h in less than 1.9 seconds with a top speed of 265 km/h, it is currently the world’s fastest dual-motor pure electric SUV. Maximum WLTP driving for the Eletre R is 490 km.

All three variants feature a 112 kWh battery and a 350 kW charger that enables a rapid charging time of 10-80 percent in just 20 minutes. It also comes with the ability as standard to accept 22kW AC charging.

Width with door mirrors2,231
Height1,630 (20-inch wheel) 1,636 (22/23-inch wheel)
Ground clearance187 (20-inch wheel) 194 (22/23-inch wheel)
Weight2,490 kg


In terms of audio system, the Eletre and Eletre R come standard with a 1,380-watt, 15-speaker KEF Premium setup with Uni-QTM and surround sound technology that delivers a more coherent and hyper-realistic sound experience.

Pricing and availability

Prices for the Lotus Eletre are as below. All prices are on-the-road, without insurance and road tax, for Peninsular Malaysia only.

  • Lotus Eletre – from RM578,000
  • Lotus Eletre S – from RM648,000
  • Lotus Eletre R – from RM798,000

Lotus Eletre comes with a five-year / 150,000 km manufacturer’s warranty, while the battery comes with an eight-year / 200,000 km warranty.

All Eletre customers have further opportunities to customise and personalise their cars to their requirements using option packs. Those available at launch include the Lotus Dynamic Handling Pack, Ceramic Brake Pack, Executive Seat Pack, Comfort Seat Pack, Carbon Fibre Pack, Extended Carbon Fibre Pack and Interior Carbon Fibre Pack. Many options from the packs are also available individually. Two Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Packs are also available – the Parking Pack and a Highway Assist Pack.


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