The Lucid Air has managed to truly impress as a premium EV that mixes luxurious appointments and blistering efficiency in a sublime package deal. The corporate guarantees to hold over that aesthetic to its subsequent providing, an SUV known as the Lucid Gravity. Lucid’s newest teaser supplies a glimpse of how that translation would possibly look.
Just like the Air, the Gravity will likely 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 essentially the most aerodynamic SUV, ever.”
Head on, the Gravity provides 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 are able to 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 provides the automobile 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 traces for the hatch seem like they’re going to make for an attention-grabbing rear aperture.
The Gravity will supply three seating configurations: two rows, a six-seater possibility 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 instructed us. “We’re taking packaging to a brand new degree.” A panoramic glass roof seems to be to be one of many largest within the biz.
No efficiency specifics got, however the people at Lucid say that, just like the Air, the Gravity can have a really lengthy vary. It’s going to be fast, too. “I dare to name it a hypercar, besides it is not a automobile,” Jenkins mentioned. Lucid has acknowledged that the 1,200-horsepower Air Sapphire, which prices $249,000 and goes from 0-60 mph in beneath 1.9 seconds, won’t be the one mannequin to put on the Sapphire moniker. So it is implied that there will be a Gravity Sapphire in some unspecified time in the future, particularly since Lucid reps say the Air and Gravity collectively will full the corporate’s flagship lineup.
Specifics will doubtless be revealed subsequent 12 months. Reservations are scheduled to open in early 2023, whereas the Gravity itself is deliberate for a 2024 arrival.