Update: Lotus Type 133 Sedan Concept
Earlier this year, Lotus confirmed it would be the first to charge into the EV era, starting its all-electric program from 2023.
This was our first look at the project. The ‘Type 132’ Lotus Eletre SUV was launched in Marchbut we’ve yet to see any sign of the models that will follow – including the Type 133 sedan, the larger Type 134 SUV, and the Type 135 sports car.
Set to debut next year with Type 133, our friend and Photoshop wizard Theo Throttle Here’s a speculative look at how the new electric sedan could be styled
In its production form, it is likely to debut as a competitor to the Type 133. Porsche TycoonFocusing on its legacy of performance – and now luxury, as the Eletre has shown – is the way most legacy brands have prioritized after pivoting to EVs.
Unsurprisingly, Theo’s renders point to a sedan with Elator-inspired styling, and until we see the first set of design patent images or teasers, that’s as good as it gets.
What do you think of this Type 133 sedan, and what do you think it should be called? Maybe we’ll see the Carlton name resurrected in some ‘clever’ e-badge way…
Let us know in the comments below!
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June 2022: Lotus will go all-electric from 2023.
- All mainstream Lotus models will be electric from 2023.
- Four-door sedans, SUVs and sports cars will be launched over the next five years.
- The Emera could be its last combustion engine-powered vehicle.
British manufacturer Lotus has committed to producing electric vehicles as part of its ‘Driving Change’ campaign.
At the launch of its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Charter, the Heathal-based manufacturer announced that its entire mainstream model range will be fully electric from 2023. Starting with Eletre was revealed earlier this year.
Codenamed Type 132 when it was in development, the Eletre SUV is the first mass-market EV. The lotus except for Avija The electric hypercar, the latter of which won’t be a common sight in your local supermarket carpark with a price tag of more than $3 million when it launches later this year.
Matt Windle, Managing Director of Lotus Cars
Apart from the aforementioned EVs, Lotus plans to introduce Three more electric models in the next five years – The Type 133 four-door sports sedan in 2023, the Type 134 SUV in 2025 and finally the Type 135, the next-generation lightweight sports car, in 2026.
Lotus believes this product mix will allow it to implement its Vision80 strategy, which aims to transform the former low-volume sports car maker into “a truly global performance car business before its 80th anniversary in 2028 and Brand” will change.
Aiming to reach net zero through its commitment to becoming a SBTi (Science-Based Target Initiative) organisation, Matt Windle, managing director of Lotus Cars, says it is the manufacturer’s responsibility to be at the forefront of climate change.
“Our new ESG Charter formalizes many of the activities we’ve been doing for many years,” Windle said. “Lotus as a business has always been agile, efficient and influential in the automotive industry.
“Now, more than ever, as we rapidly transform to become a global leader in electric efficiency vehicles, we recognize our responsibility to do so in ways that our industry can do better on its environment. Lead in reducing impacts, benefiting society and the planet as a whole.”
The Lotus model range has recently been reduced to only combustion engine powered cars. Amira with a mid-engined sports car before it became the ultimate non-electric mainstream model Superseded by Type 135 from 2026..
While the Amira is on its way out, Lotus has started developing a sports car The new Chapman Production Center last montha facility that will eventually house its local EV production alongside its Chinese owners’ Wuhan plant. Jelly.