Lotus has announced that its electric sedan, previously known by its code name of Type 133, will be called the Emeya.
The Emeya will be revealed on September 7 and should launch in the U.S. for the 2025 model year.
Teaser photos for the Emeya show sharp LED headlights and a full-width rear taillight.
Lotus is busy reinventing itself for the electric age. While the British automaker's venture into EVs began with the 1972-hp Evija hypercar, the second Lotus EV, the Eletre SUV, is far more down to earth, eschewing Lotus's typical focus on handling prowess in favor of a comfortable ride and a luxurious cabin. Now Lotus is preparing another four-door passenger car, a sedan code-named the Type 133, that's set to be unveiled next week, and officially confirmed today that the sedan will be called the Emeya.
Lotus didn't reveal much about the Emeya ahead of the scheduled September 7 unveiling, but a darkened teaser photo shows piercing headlights that consist of a pair of hockey-stick-shaped, angled LED strips. These design elements line up roughly with the photos our spy photographer captured in February, which showed a split headlight design with pointy "eyebrows" above a full-width lower light unit.
Those spy photos also revealed the electric sedan's sleek bodywork, with the Emeya sporting a slinky shape designed to efficiently cut through the air in the name of improved range. A second teaser released today showing the back end confirms that the Emeya will feature a rear light bar, with a single thin LED band serving as the taillights.
The Emeya is expected to serve as a rival to the Porsche Taycan, the Tesla Model S, and the Lucid Air. The Emeya should arrive with at least 250 miles of range and a price starting north of $80,000. Although the Emeya will be revealed in just a few days' time, it likely won't arrive in the United States until the 2025 model year.
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