Since Lutes was acquired by Geely, the British niche brand, which focuses on pure sports car manufacturing, has seen a rise in exposure. Although Lutes was once considered one of the world’s top three sports car makers with Ferrari and Porsche abroad, life is far less than that of the other two. Fortunately, with the dual holding of capital and resources, Lutes has been moving in a good direction.
Lutes recently retested the news after the new top-of-the-line pure electric super-run Evija, which sold for 21.88 million yuan at last year’s Guangzhou Motor Show, was snapped up.
Recently, according to overseas media reports, Lutes has received financial support from the British government to develop a new electric vehicle platform.
The project, called LEVA (Light Electric Vehicle Architecture), is not a super-electric sports car architecture, but rather creates a versatile and flexible platform for a wide range of electric vehicles. Lutes said it would release more details about the LEVA platform to the outside world in due course.
“This is good news for our industry and its transition to electrification,” said Matt Windle, Lutes’ executive director of engineering. As a collaboration between Lutes, Sarkinson Industries and Brunel University in London, we are delighted to have started working on the project.
It is reported that Lutes will launch a new model in 2021, the new car will be based on a new platform, power will be equipped with a V6 engine-based hybrid system. Evija, which is listed in China, will also begin delivery in the middle of next year.