The Lotus Eletre SUV will soon be available in China with the option to add e-mirrors for an additional cost of CNY 16,000. This option is only available to buyers who have already placed an order for the vehicle. The Eletre is scheduled to be shipped to customers starting on July 1, 2023, which coincides with the date when Chinese laws will permit vehicles with electronic mirrors on the roads. As a majority-owned subsidiary of Geely, Lotus is proud to be among the first to offer e-mirrors in China with the Eletre.
The Eletre SUV will be equipped with electronic mirrors on either side of the vehicle, which feature built-in wide-angle cameras. The mirror body is made of water-repelling, heated material, and the images captured by the cameras will be displayed on two LCDs located on each door, with a resolution of 1280x720px.
Electronic mirrors offer several advantages over traditional mirrors, such as improved aerodynamics and increased range, as well as enhanced lateral visibility and smart features like blind spot monitoring and door opening warning. However, it is worth noting that electronic mirrors also have some disadvantages that may not be highlighted as prominently.
The Lotus Eletre is available in two trim levels: S+ and R+. The S+ model is an all-wheel drive vehicle with a 450kW electric motor and a 112kWh battery, while the R+ model has the same power pack but is equipped with a more powerful 675kW motor that drives all four wheels.
The Eletre S+ has a starting price of CNY 828,000, while the R+ model has a starting price of CNY 1,028,000. Customers who choose the standard mirrors option can expect their vehicles to be delivered as early as May 2023.