Up next will be a “four-door coupe” codenamed Type 133 set for 2023 before the second D-segment Type 134 SUV launches in 2025. Finally, a brand-spankin’ new electric sports car will cap things off in 2026 with the project name of Type 135. Each of these cars will compliment the range-topping Evija electric supercar and the recently revealed Emira sports car. The latter is Lotus’ final vehicle to boast an internal-combustion engine.
Underpinning the brand’s electric “premium lifestyle vehicles” is what the company calls its Lotus Premium architecture. It suits wheelbases measuring 113 to 122 inches and could receive tweaks in the future to fit other wheelbases, too. But, Lotus has three other platforms under development as well, so it doesn’t sound like this is a one-size-fits-all sort of deal. Battery capacity for the platform will fall between 92 and 120 kilowatt-hours and the EV bones will support 800-volt fast charging.
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It remains to be seen if the world’s ready for an electric Lotus, let alone a Lotus SUV, but the ride shoves off next year. Buckle up.