Lucid is going all in with its second model.
Lucid has had a rough 2022, but things are looking up. Lucid is finalizing the vehicle design and specifications while expanding its manufacturing facilities in Casa Grande, Arizona, and now it has revealed its latest product that aims to take a big chunk out of the luxury SUV pie. From the images we've been shown so far, the Gravity appears to be a middle-aged Air that let its gym membership lapse a while ago, but that doesn't appear to be a bad thing.
"Gravity builds upon everything we have achieved thus far, driving further advancements of our in-house technology to create a luxury performance SUV like none other," said Peter Rawlinson, CEO of Lucid Group. "Just as Lucid Air redefined the sedan category, so too will Gravity impact the world of luxury SUVs, setting new benchmarks across the board."
Those are big claims, but Lucid can back each statement up. The Air Dream Edition was the first EV to breach an EPA-estimated range of 500 miles, and the Sapphire tri-motor performance sedan is hypercar fast. Both achieve these things with S-Class-beating comfort.
Lucid promises the same for the Gravity. The supercar-like performance is a given, and Lucid promises more range than any other EV in the market, apart from the Air. This leads us to believe that Gravity will use the same platform, electric motors, and battery pack as the Air, but with concessions being made in the aerodynamics department.
The Gravity will be offered in multiple seating configurations for five, six, or seven adults. The seven-seat model will likely have a three-seater bench in the middle and two seats in the third row. We expect the six-seater to be the most luxurious, with two captain's chairs in the second row. It remains to be seen whether Lucid will offer an ultra-luxurious EV rival to established luxury barges like the Bentley Bentayga EWB.
The Gravity will also introduce Lucid's next-generation Glass Cockpit high-resolution displays powered by its updated user interface.
"I'm so thrilled with the results we are seeing with Lucid Gravity, sparing no opportunity to build on everything we learned with Lucid Air to create something that warps the vehicle-class continuum," said Derek Jenkins, Senior Vice President, Design, Lucid Group. "It is both a supercar in disguise and an SUV with flexible passenger and cargo space that seems impossibly big relative to the exterior size of the vehicle. And it does this all with Lucid's distinctive post-luxury design, inspired by California."
Reservations for the Gravity will open in early 2023, and the car will arrive in 2024. Only then will Lucid reveal the most crucial detail of them all, which is the price. Looking at the pricing structure of the Air, expect to pay anywhere from $100,000 to $250,000.