Lucid Gravity EV SUV debuts – over 800 hp, 704 km vary, manufacturing end-2024; from RM374,400 in US

Lucid Gravity EV SUV debuts – over 800 hp, 704 km range, production end-2024; from RM374,400 in US

Following its teaser one 12 months in the past, California-based Lucid has now unveiled the Gravity, its second mannequin that’s the model’s first SUV. Its first mannequin, the Air, made its debut in September 2020.

The Lucid Gravity is a three-row SUV seating as much as seven individuals, and measures 198.2 inches (5,034 mm) lengthy, 78.2 inches (1,986 mm) broad and 65.2 inches (1,656 mm) tall with a wheelbase of 119.5 inches (3,035 mm). For comparability, the Air sedan measures 195.9 inches (4,976 mm) lengthy, 86.4 inches (2,195 mm) broad and 55.4 inches (1,407 mm) tall with a wheelbase of 116.5 inches (2,959 mm).

For its exterior, a “deal with effectivity” has introduced a goal drag coefficient of 0.24 (primarily based on a pre-production trip top of 155 mm), and packs an evolution of its 900-volt electrical structure.

Lucid Gravity EV SUV debuts – over 800 hp, 704 km range, production end-2024; from RM374,400 in US

Little is revealed of its technical specs for now, although Lucid says the Gravity has a spread of greater than 440 miles (704 km) – from a battery capability of round 120 kWh, reviews Autocar – and utilizing a 350 kW DC charger can return 320 km of vary in round quarter-hour. Peak energy is claimed to be over 800 hp, and 0-96 km/h is elapsed in beneath 3.5 seconds.

For reference, the Air sedan variant with the longest battery vary is the 833 hp Dream Version Vary, which obtained an US EPA ranking of 520 miles (832 km).

An alternate variant is the 1,1111 hp Dream Version Efficiency, which trades some vary (722 km versus 770 km on the identical 21-inch wheels) for faster acceleration, of 0-96 km/h in 2.5 seconds towards the two.7 seconds achieved by the Vary variant. The three-motor, over-1,200 hp Air Sapphire does 0-96 km/h in beneath two seconds and has an estimated most vary of between 640 km and 714 km.

Again to the Gravity. The SUV can take a payload of as much as 1,500 kilos (681 kg), together with a further 6,000 kilos (2,724 kg) in towing capability. Its chassis will be optioned with an enhanced air suspension bundle dubbed Zero Gravity, which robotically adaptive to the terrain, whereas it will also be manually raised for optimum off-road potential, or lowered for on-road efficiency and vary.

By way of baggage capability, the Gravity incorporates a frunk that holds eight cubic ft (227 litres), whereas the rear baggage compartment will take as much as 112 cubic ft (3,171 litres) with the second- and third-row seats absolutely folded.

Design-wise, the outside of the Gravity incorporates a entrance finish with an analogous, slim-line headlamp meeting, albeit with 4 LED items on the Gravity SUV in comparison with 5 on the Air sedan. On the rear, the tailgate of the Gravity makes use of a clamshell design, alongside the strains of the bootlid on the Air sedan that wraps across the rear of the car.

Dashboard structure on the Lucid Gravity seems to be a variation on the theme set by the Air sedan, bringing a 34-inch curved OLED show that’s positioned above the steering wheel. That is now of a quartic design within the Gravity SUV in comparison with the flat-bottomed however in any other case spherical unit on the Air sedan, and the Gravity steering wheel will get multi-directional pads as a substitute of toggles on every spoke.

Lucid Gravity EV SUV debuts – over 800 hp, 704 km range, production end-2024; from RM374,400 in US

The 34-inch curved show is joined by the Pilot Panel infotainment touchscreen that’s now landscape-oriented (the Air sedan has this portrait-oriented) and has a quick-access contact bar. The centre console will get a sliding glass cowl over the compartment, which homes a pair of wi-fi machine charging pads behind the cupholders. Additional alongside the cabin are three 120-volt shops and 6 USB-C ports.

As with the Air, the Gravity will profit from over-the-air updates when these turn out to be obtainable, and person profiles will be customised by way of the Lucid App for parameters reminiscent of driver seat positions, charging instances, lighting and extra.

Lucid brings ‘interactive wellbeing options’ into the Gravity reminiscent of Lucid Sanctuary and Lucid Areas, the place a single faucet brings collectively a curated mixture visuals, lighting, audio, local weather management and therapeutic massage capabilities for a soothing ambiance; a guided meditation expertise will also be arrange with out leaving the car.

The Lucid Gravity is scheduled to enter manufacturing in late 2024, with costs anticipated to start out from beneath US$80,000 (RM374,400).

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