- The Lucid Gravity SUV will be a capacious two- or three-row SUV, which should become the second flagship of the company, along with sedan Air.
- Lucid claims the Gravity will offer “supercar-level performance” and a longer range than any other electric car on the market – except for its own Lucid Air, of course.
- More product details and specifications will be available when the order book opens in early 2023, with deliveries scheduled for 2024.
The fact that Lucid has plans for an SUV is no surprise, and the name Gravity was announced a while back. But now a more precise timeline has been announced, along with a host of new details. The EV startup also released these images that show the Gravity will share a front-end design language with the Air sedan.
The Gravity will be offered in two-row and three-row configurations that can seat five, six or seven adults. Concept drawings shown to us show a six-passenger configuration with saloon-like middle seats that lie nearly flat. A version of Air’s signature Glass Canopy roof will also be available on the Gravity, and it should make for an interesting combination with the folding middle seats. Lucid also confirmed that Gravity’s interior will feature next-generation iterations of its high-resolution Glass Cockpit displays and Lucid UX software interface.
The Gravity is said to be based on Lucid’s “core DNA of luxury, spaciousness, performance and efficiency,” which suggests we can expect it to be powered by the same compact 670-horsepower electric motor units and 22 – modular battery under the floor. These compact and efficient components should give Gravity’s design team plenty of room to work, especially with the taller roofline expected of any SUV.
Lucid also promises “supercar performance,” which strongly suggests they’ll be offering twin-engine versions of around 1,000 horsepower, and possibly even an SUV version of the recently announced Tri-motor sedan Air Sapphire with a capacity of 1200 hp. While these claims make it very likely that the Gravity will use the Air’s larger 112.0kWh battery, the need for the smaller 92.0kWh version is less certain, especially given the inevitable larger size and weight SUV. It’s also likely that all Gravity SUVs will have all-wheel drive in a segment where rear-wheel drive will almost certainly be less popular with buyers. Lucid has not confirmed any of these details.
Lucid does claim that the Gravity will offer more range than any other EV except its own Air, suggesting a range in the low to mid-400s. What’s more, the higher seating position found in electric vehicles means the larger 22-module 112.0kWh battery won’t have the negative impact on rear legroom that the Air sedans have with the larger battery pack.
Ironically, the Lucid Air does not have air suspension, instead using exclusively coil springs. Expect that to change for the Gravity, which will need air springs at each corner for height adjustment and load balancing, giving the SUV the utility it needs.
Representatives tell us that the Gravity configurator will open in early 2023, when additional specifications and configuration details will be revealed. They went on to say that production will begin in 2024, along with the expansion of the AMP-1 plant in Casa Grande, Arizona, where the Gravity SUV will be built alongside the Air sedan.
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