Lotus SUV Updates – Platform, Engine, Release in 2022
THE ARRIVAL OF LOTUS IN GEELY WILL ALLOW TECHNICIANS TO WORK ON THE SPA PLATFORM OF VOLVO XC90 AND XC60 TO MAKE THE LOTUS SUV
It has not been too long since Lotus passed under the control of Geely that we can already see the fruits of the entry of the British sports car manufacturer in the group that, among the subsidiaries, also boasts Volvo. The new expected Lotus Crossover will use the same platform as the Swedish high-end sport-utilities, the XC90, and the XC60 As the one of best Luxury SUV.
The strength of the Lotus is the extreme lightness coupled with a dynamic respect, with very few rivals among the two-seater sports cars. With this in mind, the use of Volvo’s modular SPA platform, thanks to its reduced weight thanks to the use of high-strength steels studied to perfection, would play a crucial role for the relaunch of the house founded by Colin Chapman.
The style of the first Lotus SUV will necessarily have to bring with it all the DNA of the English house, to make it immediately recognizable. And the Lotus designers take the Alfa Romeo Stelvio as an example. “Take the tribe from the front, but you will know very well that the Stelvio is a real Alfa Romeo”, says Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Lotus. At the moment, the most performing Volvo SUV on the list is the XC90 T8, powered by a 4-cylinder petrol line and a heat engine to reach a combined output of 407 hp. Gales, then, is the interior of Volvo: clean, no frills, but equally elegant and spectacular. What can be replicated even on a Lotus?
Lotus SUV Release Date and Price
It will take at least 4 years of hard work before seeing a finished and finished Lotus SUV, despite the recruitments at the Hotel plant in England. In addition to the SUV, we know for sure will come to a new generation of sports, to gradually go to replace and enrich the range composed of Elise, Exige, and Evora. The appointment is at 2022.