The Lucid Air has managed to really impress as a premium EV that mixes luxurious appointments and blistering efficiency in a sublime bundle. The corporate guarantees to hold over that aesthetic to its subsequent providing, an SUV known as the Lucid Gravity. Lucid’s newest teaser gives a glimpse of how that translation may look.
Just like the Air, the Gravity can be about maximizing effectivity, Lucid says. That manifests itself in areas like the corporate’s compact electrical motors, which permit for higher packaging and extra inside area. Engineers and designers have additionally prioritized aerodynamics; the Air sedan boasts a really slippery 0.197 drag coefficient. Lucid is not revealing numbers for the Gravity but, however lead designer Derek Jenkins guarantees that it will be “by far probably the most aerodynamic SUV, ever.”
Head on, the Gravity presents a taller model of the Air’s face. With an illuminated horizontal bar that stretches headlight to headlight and vertical DRLs, it stays on-brand alongside its sedan sibling’s distinctive mild signature. Out again, a taillight bar mirrors that of the Air as effectively, and we will see a commonality with its C-pillar form.
An enormous roof spoiler overhangs the rear window, giving the Gravity very boxy proportions. An especially brief entrance overhang offers the car an extended cabin space. It nearly seems to be minivan-esque, however a cool one just like the Kia Carnival. An enormous roof wing overhangs the rear window, and the minimize strains for the hatch seem like they will make for an fascinating rear aperture.
The Gravity will provide three seating configurations: two rows, a six-seater choice with captain’s chairs within the second row, and a 7-seater format with a 3-person bench within the second row. “Cargo area goes to be off the charts,” Jenkins advised us. “We’re taking packaging to a brand new stage.” A panoramic glass roof seems to be to be one of many largest within the biz.
No efficiency specifics got, however the of us at Lucid say that, just like the Air, the Gravity may have a really lengthy vary. It’s going to be fast, too. “I dare to name it a hypercar, besides it is not a automotive,” Jenkins mentioned. Lucid has acknowledged that the 1,200-horsepower Air Sapphire, which prices $249,000 and goes from 0-60 mph in below 1.9 seconds, is not going to be the one mannequin to put on the Sapphire moniker. So it is implied that there will be a Gravity Sapphire sooner or later, particularly since Lucid reps say the Air and Gravity collectively will full the corporate’s flagship lineup.
Specifics will seemingly be revealed subsequent yr. Reservations are scheduled to open in early 2023, whereas the Gravity itself is deliberate for a 2024 arrival.