Boutique EV producer Lucid Motors is planning to launch an SUV to enhance its sedan mannequin. Dubbed Gravity, the corporate is claiming that the automobile shall be, “a real next-generation luxurious SUV” whereas promising, “extra vary than some other EV in the marketplace – aside from its stablemate, Lucid Air.”
Lucid Motors is predicated in the US with their manufacturing facility situated simply outdoors of Phoenix, Arizona. Its first automobile, the Air, is a midsize sedan that entered manufacturing for the 2022 mannequin yr. Although priced nearer to the higher finish of the all-electric market, the corporate may simply justify it with some spectacular specs, together with as much as 1,111 horsepower and as much as 516 miles of driving vary. The upcoming flagship Air Sapphire mannequin is promising to ship greater than 1,200 horsepower with 0-60-mph acceleration of lower than two seconds.
Again to the Gravity, little has been revealed about this SUV. We count on it’ll borrow a lot of its underskin engineering and powertrains from the Air and are available customary with all-wheel drive. Assuming an analogous mannequin construction, the bottom Pure grade may have 480 horsepower with the top-line Dream Version checking in at 1,111. Because the Gravity will nearly actually be heavier than the Air, driving vary shall be lower than the 410-516 miles of the sedan. Charging choices must also carry over with 250 or 300 kilowatts accessible, relying on mannequin choice, with the flexibility to replenish as much as 200 miles in as little as 12-Quarter-hour.
The Gravity may have accessible seating for 5, six, or seven passengers. It is going to additionally provide its personal model of the Air’s “Glass Cover,” which is an optionally available stable glass roof possibility. Devices and controls must also mirror these of the Air, together with ultra-high-resolution instrument and infotainment shows with up-to-date smartphone integration.
Lucid is anticipating to take pre-orders later this spring, with deliveries beginning in calendar 2024. Pricing shall be revealed a while earlier than manufacturing begins, although we wouldn’t be shocked to see a beginning determine of round $100,000, with top-line variations exceeding $150,000.
Lucid Motors has labored diligently to determine itself within the more and more aggressive EV market. The Air stands out for its futuristic design, opulent inside, neck-snapping acceleration, and spectacular driving vary. We count on the Gravity to construct upon this basis whereas being markedly extra sensible. Time will inform if it has sufficient substance to win over high-end customers who would possibly in any other case keep on with extra conventional luxurious manufacturers.
2024 Lucid Gravity Gallery
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