Battle of the Electric Titans: Lotus Eletre Takes on the Audi SQ8 E-tron

Battle of the Electric Titans: Lotus Eletre Takes on the Audi SQ8 E-tron

The Lotus Eletre may not wow you with its performance on the road, but it definitely excels in providing a luxurious and comfortable driving experience. Despite Lotus’s emphasis on ‘lightness of feel’, there are no magic tricks at play here – just a well-rounded luxury car that outshines its competitors in terms of ride quality and versatility.

In our test drive of the standard Eletre model, we found that it handles with confidence and poise, thanks to Lotus’s careful dynamic tuning. The steering is intuitive, the body movements are well-controlled, and the ride quality is smooth and composed, especially in the appropriate driving mode. While the car’s sheer heft is noticeable, it doesn’t detract from the overall driving experience.

Surprisingly, the Eletre doesn’t try to be a sports car in disguise. It has decent grip and balance, allowing you to make use of its impressive power output, but it doesn’t quite match the agility and responsiveness of a Porsche Cayenne or an Audi SQ8 E-tron Sportback. The Audi, in particular, feels tighter-controlled and more eager to turn, giving it an edge in cornering performance.

In conclusion, the Lotus Eletre may not be the most spirited performer on the road, but it excels in providing a luxurious and comfortable driving experience. Its strengths lie in its ride quality, comfort, and versatility, making it a standout choice in the luxury SUV segment. If you’re looking for a car that prioritizes comfort and refinement over pure performance, the Eletre is definitely worth a closer look.