Lucid Gravity electrical SUV is being road-tested, official debut quickly

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California’s Lucid Motors as we speak revealed a few first pictures of its upcoming Gravity electrical SUV present process testing—in camouflaged kind—on U.S. public roads. 

The Gravity is due for a manufacturing begin in 2024, with an official debut, specification particulars, and a gap of the reservation queue all anticipated quickly this spring. Within the Gravity, the corporate guarantees “a beforehand unheard-of mixture of spaciousness, efficiency, and driving vary,” enabled by Lucid’s mixture of design and propulsion tech. 

First pictures of the mannequin in improvement revealed Tuesday don’t inform all that a lot past what Lucid revealed, in a restricted means, final November—though they affirm that Lucid plans to maintain the entrance finish very low with the automobile itself fairly tall, harmonized with an emphasis on aerodynamics. The skinny, vast front-end therapy seems very similar to that of the Air, there’s extra of a raise to the Gravity’s hood and hoodline, main into a better beltline that, as we see from the rear photograph additionally included, wraps all the best way across the automobile—with maybe a bit of extra spherical and fewer chisel than within the Undertaking Gravity prototype kind it confirmed just a few years in the past. 

Lucid Gravity testing

Lucid Gravity testing

Lucid Project Gravity - from video clip during Air debut

Lucid Undertaking Gravity – from video clip throughout Air debut

That method seems to have saved a tall, upright greenhouse that will assist give this automobile a workable third row regardless of the sleek, aero-sculpted corners and the softened arc of the roofline.

As Lucid confirmed final fall, the Gravity will introduce new-generation, high-resolution Glass Cockpit shows, in addition to the subsequent era of the model’s software-based consumer interface. 

Anticipate variations of the Gravity to have variations providing dual-motor propulsion, in addition to tri-motor propulsion, with two motors in again. There may additionally be single-motor rear-drive variations. Lucid says the Gravity will likely be provided in two- or three-row configurations, with seating for 5, six, or seven. 

Teaser for Lucid Gravity due in 2024

Teaser for Lucid Gravity due in 2024

Teaser for Lucid Gravity due in 2024

Teaser for Lucid Gravity due in 2024

Teaser for Lucid Gravity due in 2024

Teaser for Lucid Gravity due in 2024

Teaser for Lucid Gravity due in 2024

Teaser for Lucid Gravity due in 2024

“The Lucid Air redefined the sedan class, and as our expertise continues to evolve and lead the market, we’re in a spot the place the Gravity is positioned to alter the world of SUVs,” mentioned CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson, in as we speak’s launch. Primarily based on earlier declarations from Lucid, the Gravity stands out as the electrical SUV vary king, with EPA scores which may solely be bested by the 516-mile Air Grand Touring

Though a number of unlikely rivals, together with the Ram 1500 REV electrical pickup, may hit 500 miles of vary, it’s seemingly that Lucid will retain its benefit in road-trip fast-charging miles recovered—one thing near its 300 miles in 20 minutes—due to its emphasis on effectivity and proprietary propulsion suite. 

Lucid has confirmed that the Gravity will likely be constructed alongside the Air at its manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona.

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