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Porsche Taycan is about to have a new rival from the UK

After more than a decade of losing ground due to clinging to the Elise/Elige and Evora sports car lineup, Lotus has finally reinvented itself with the help of its parent group Geely after being bought by the Chinese giant. back in 2017.

With the new strategy, Lotus no longer restricts itself to light-weight sports cars, but now aims to become a pure electric car brand with good global roots, although sports cars still account for a small part. small in the company’s lineup. After the Lotus Eletre SUV marks a new history for the British brand, their second model will be ready to launch in the next 12 months.

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Codenamed Type 133, the electric Lotus sedan will take on the Porsche Taycan. Similar to the Eletre SUV, the Lotus Type 133 is assembled in China but promises to bring a design quite different from the pioneer model according to Autocar’s research.

Lotus design vice president Peter Horbury also indirectly confirmed this information to be true when saying that each of their future models, although still revolved around the company’s new design language,. each has its own unique personality.

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The aerodynamic exterior and minimalist yet technology-rich interior are the main frame for future Lotus cars. The vehicle’s powertrain is expected to share the Eletre with a maximum capacity of 592 horsepower on the dual-motor version, along with an even more advanced version that has been confirmed to exist but is temporarily unknown.

Following the Eletre this year and the Type 133 in 2023 is a small SUV with the codename Type 134 facing the Porsche Macan EV. By 2026, a line of pure electric sports cars developed by Lotus in cooperation with Alpine will be introduced.

Reference: Autocar

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