New Models

The Lotus marque’s electric assault will continue in 2022, with the brand expected to unveil the much-anticipated Type 132 SUV – joining the petrol-powered Emira sports car.

Lotus has come out of 2021 with strong sales results, up 35.4 per cent year-on-year with a total of 65 vehicles sold (not including December data). This year the brand continued development its electric hypercar, the Lotus Evija, and revealed its last petrol-powered car, the Emira.

In 2022 the brand is expected to unveil its first SUV, the Type 132 – though it is yet to be confirmed for Australian shores.

Teaser videos of the Type 132 were revealed at the beginning of November, with the clips shot in dim lighting revealing lidar sensors, an active grille shutter device and carbon-fibre highlights. The model will be revealed in full – wearing its production nameplate – between March and May 2022.

The Emira is also set to roll out in 2022, in V6 First Edition trim. Two engine options are expected locally, with the launch variant powered by a 3.5-litre supercharged petrol V6, capable of 298kW/420-430Nm. Delivery dates for the 2.0-litre four-cylinder version are yet to be announced.

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Lotus Emira V6 All new Sports car July 2022 Pricing
Lotus Type 132 All new Large SUV Unconfirmed Teasers
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Emma has been on our television screens for over a decade. Most of her time in the industry has been spent at racetracks reporting at major motorsport events in Australia – from TCR and Superbikes to Porsche Sprint Challenge and Supercars. Emma has also hosted various MotoGP and F1 events interviewing the likes of Daniel Ricciardo and Jack Miller. Having previously presented on an automotive show, she made her move to the Drive family in 2020.
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