Lucid Motors, a comparatively new entrant within the automotive trade, initially targeted on manufacturing batteries earlier than creating its personal all-electric sedan, the Lucid Air. The automotive acquired rave evaluations, with SlashGear’s Chris Davies praising its dealing with, vary, velocity, and opulent cabin expertise. Lucid Motors is now constructing on the success of the Lucid Air with its new all-electric SUV, the Lucid Gravity, which has been in improvement since 2020. The idea previews of the automobile had been first revealed late final yr, and the most recent information is that the SUV has efficiently accomplished public road-testing.
Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO of Lucid Motors, expressed his pleasure in regards to the improvement of the Gravity SUV, stating that it builds on the corporate’s earlier achievements and drives additional developments in its in-house know-how to create a luxurious electrical SUV that’s not like another. The Gravity SUV is predicted to offer an exhilarating driving expertise with high-performance capabilities and an opulent cabin. Lucid Motors goals to be a powerful contender within the electrical automobile market, and the event of the Gravity SUV is a major step towards reaching that objective. With the profitable public road-testing of the automobile, Lucid Motors has moved one step nearer to creating the posh electrical SUV a actuality.
Lucid Motors’ extremely anticipated electrical SUV, the Gravity, is inching nearer to its manufacturing debut, following profitable public road-testing grounds. The California-based automaker, primarily referred to as a battery producer, entered the automotive trade with its personal all-electric sedan, the Lucid Air, which acquired rave evaluations from critics, together with SlashGear’s Chris Davies. He praised the automobile’s dealing with, vary, velocity, and opulent cabin expertise, making it among the best in its class.
Constructing on the success of the Lucid Air, the Gravity SUV has been in improvement since 2020, and whereas Lucid has but to finalize its specs, the corporate’s unique 2024 goal for its launch nonetheless seems to be on observe. Whereas preliminary expectations had been for reservations to start in early 2023, the corporate has not but opened the chance, however it’s nonetheless doable for orders to be taken later within the yr. The Gravity SUV guarantees a groundbreaking mixture of spaciousness, efficiency, and driving vary, exceeding different electrical SUVs in the marketplace. Lucid’s “Glass Cockpit” will seat as much as seven passengers with high-resolution shows, operating a brand new model of Lucid UX, a customized Android-based infotainment system that features built-in maps and voice management. Whereas the worth of the automobile remains to be undisclosed, it’s anticipated to exceed the $100,000 minimal required for the Lucid Air. Any additional delays could provide an opportunity for potential consumers to save lots of for this progressive and opulent electrical SUV.
As early as 2019, Lucid’s former Chief Know-how Officer, Peter Rawlinson, who’s now additionally the CEO, hinted that the corporate was contemplating the potential of releasing an SUV. Nonetheless, no additional point out of the SUV was made till Lucid went public in 2021 through a particular objective acquisition firm (SPAC) merger, at which level it was introduced that the SUV could be launched in 2023.
Within the meantime, Lucid has introduced the discharge of its first mid-trim Touring variations of its Air luxurious electrical sedan, which is priced at $107,400. The Touring model is provided with a 620-horsepower dual-motor all-wheel-drive system and may speed up from zero to 60 mph in simply 3.4 seconds. It options an “18-module Lengthy Vary battery pack” that gives extra rear seat foot house and has a variety of 425 miles on a single cost. The Air Touring additionally boasts a powerful power effectivity of 4.6 miles per kWh, which matches that of the costlier Grand Touring model. Up to now, Lucid has solely shipped two variations of its Air luxurious electrical sedan. The primary was the Air Dream Version, which was launched on the preliminary launch and had a beginning worth of $169,000. The Dream Version is not obtainable for buy. The second model is the Grand Touring mannequin, which is at the moment obtainable for buy and begins at $154,000.