The sleek four-door will be the British automaker’s third electric vehicle (EV). It will compete with the Porsche Taycan and the Lucid Air in the luxury sedan market. On September 7, we’ll see it.
Lotus said that the Type 133, which was the secret name for its electric sedan, will now be called the Emeya.
The Emeya will be shown off on September 7, and it should be available in the U.S. for the model year 2025.
The Emeya’s teaser pictures show that it has sharp LED headlights and a full-width taillight at the back.
Lotus is making changes to adapt to the electric age. The British automaker’s first foray into electric vehicles was the 1972-hp Evija hypercar. The second Lotus EV, the Eletre SUV, is much more down-to-earth. Instead of focusing on handling, it has a smooth ride and a luxurious interior, which isn’t what Lotus is known for. Now, Lotus is making another four-door passenger car, a sedan code-named the Type 133 that will be shown off next week. The sedan will be called the Emeya, and this was revealed by Lotus today.
Lotus didn’t say much about the Emeya before it was set to be unveiled on September 7, but a dark teaser picture shows piercing headlights made of two angled LED strips that look like hockey sticks. These parts of the design are similar to the pictures our spy photographer took in February. Those pictures showed split headlights with pointy “eyebrows” above a lower light unit that was the full width of the car.
The sleek body of the electric sedan was also seen in the spy pictures. The Emeya has a slinky shape so it can cut through the air more efficiently and get a longer range. A second teaser that was posted today and shows the back of the Emeya confirms that it will have a rear light bar with a single thin LED band that will serve as the taillights.
The Porsche Taycan, the Tesla Model S, and the Lucid Air are all likely to compete with the Emeya. The Emeya should come out with a range of at least 250 miles and a price that starts above $80,000. Even though the Emeya will be shown to the public in a few days, it probably won’t come to the US until the 2025 model year.