Lotus' imminent rival to the Porsche Taycan, an electric sedan code-named Type 133, has been spied winter testing above the Arctic Circle in Europe ahead of a launch planned for this year.
The sedan will be the second vehicle in the brand's non-sports car lineup following the Eletre crossover. Images show a slippery, aerodynamic design with elements of the Eletre, such as the slim headlights.
The car has been described by Lotus as an E-segment entry, meaning it'll rival the Taycan as well as the Tesla Model S, BMW i7 and Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan. It is expected to be sold globally.
The vehicle will be built at Lotus' new factory in Wuhan, China, which is where all cars from the Lotus Technology lifestyle division will be produced. Lotus, owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, will continue to make sports cars at its Hethel plant in England. The Type 133 has been designed at Lotus Tech's design center in Coventry, England.
The Eletre crossover is available for preorder in the U.K. and is priced from £89,500 ($108,000) to £120,000 ($144,000), depending on spec, following its global reveal a year ago
The Type 133 could be available with both a 603-hp entry powertrain and 905-hp flagship. The Eletre uses a 112-kilowatt-hour battery for a maximum range of 373 miles.
The Type 133 will be followed by a midsize electric crossover sitting below the Eletre.