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AUTO NEWS – New Lotus Kind 132 SUV teased forward of 2022 launch

New Lotus Kind 132 SUV teased forward of 2022 launch


Lotus has issued a brand new teaser for its first ever SUV, codenamed the Kind 132. The brand new mannequin will make its debut subsequent 12 months, turning into a brand new competitor within the quickly increasing premium electrical SUV section and rivalling all the things from the Audi e-tron to the Tesla Mannequin Y.

The Lotus Kind 132 might be based mostly on the agency’s new Premium Structure. It’s an electrical platform suitable with battery packs ranging between 90kWh and 120kWh in capability.

Out of context, these figures are a bit of meaningless. However, if we use the brand new Mercedes EQS (and it’s 102kWh battery pack) as a yardstick, Lotus’s bigger battery ought to comfortably supply sufficient power to present the Kind 132 a most vary of greater than 400 miles.

Lotus has beforehand confirmed that the Kind 132’s platform will function an 800-volt electrical structure, just like premium EVs such because the Porsche Taycan. It’s probably that the platform might supply charging at as much as 350kW. If that’s the case, an 80 per cent top-up of the Kind 132’s battery might take simply over 20 minutes.

The British model hasn’t confirmed particulars of the Kind 132’s powertrain particularly, though Lotus has mentioned its Premium Structure might be obtainable with electrical motors which are able to pushing its upcoming automobiles from 0-62mph in lower than three seconds.

This teaser shot provides little away in regards to the Kind 132’s styling, aside from a short glimpse on the automobile’s energetic entrance grille, which we anticipate will solely open when both the battery pack or the electrical motors want cooling. The remainder of the time, it’ll be shut to enhance aerodynamics.

Lotus’s teaser from earlier this 12 months gave us a greater indication of the brand new automobile’s styling. The Kind 132 might be a part of a spread of 4 new electrical automobiles, (which features a bigger SUV and a four-door coupe) that Lotus will launch between now and 2026.

This line-up will introduce a brand new styling language for the model, which options sharp strains and slim headlights, drawing inspiration from the agency’s Emira sports activities automobile and the Evija hypercars. 

Now click on right here to learn Jenson Button’s overview of the brand new Lotus Emira…

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AUTO NEWS – New Lotus Kind 132 SUV teased forward of 2022 launch
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