Lucid Gravity – The 2023 LA Auto Show’s Most Significant Release

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] Full Sized, 7-passenger SUV with unmatched on-road performance, charging speed, and the epitome of luxury. And one more thing…

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Nov. 16, 2023

    Lucid Gravity -- Meet the all-electric SUV of the future, today

    Los Angeles CA -- When Lucid originally introduced the Air back in 2021, it was a hit in EV enthusiast circles with breathtaking performance and newfound luxury, all within the all-electric vehicle space. Winning the MotorTrend Car of the Year right out of the box did not hurt matters either. While production and sales never materialized to a level that the all-new luxury brand was almost predestined to obtain, the $83,900 - before an available $7,500 Lucid discount and $2,000 State tax credit for California residents, Air Pure and its more upscale variants continues to be an attractive alternative to the Tesla Model S ($74,990 to start) or Mercedes-Benz EQS ($104,400 to start) offerings.

    2025 Lucid Gravity

    An Understated but modern front fascia with Lucid's slim LED lighting design.​

    2 years later, the all-electric luxury performance marque has introduced its much-anticipated 3-row, 7-passenger SUV with proportions more akin to that of a utilitarian minivan. In addition, the Gravity’s third row appears to be useable vs the standard large SUVs imaginary at best, 3rd row seating.

    Lucid’s Gravity builds upon the Air sedan to create a luxury all-electric SUV without compromise including an extremely high-performance SUV with space for up to seven adults and their gear and a projected driving range in excess of 440 miles! More to the point, the Gravity is achieving that range with a 120 KWh total Li-Ion pack. Think of the Hummer EVs 205 KWh and just 329 rated miles and another comparison in which the all-new Gravity is set to make waves within the luxury SUV space.

    Notice the second row seating, built in productivity trays?​

    Lucid’s Gravity exterior includes a drag coefficient of just less than 0.24. This is not only lower than any SUV available, but it also bests vehicles like the all-new 2023 fifth gen Prius!

    Inside, the Gravity provides more than 112 cu ft of usable cargo volume with the second and third row seats flat folded into the floor. The sliding second row seats combine with integrated convenience tables for an elevated back-seat experience. The real claim to fame of the interior volume is real third seat legroom for adults making the road ahead not only environmentally friendly but more relaxing and comfortable vs anything currently available.

    For the driver, whooa, the Clearview Cockpit includes a 34” curved OLED display that floats above Gravity’s innovative new steering wheel. Lucid’s Pilot Panel includes a quick access touch bar and sitting alongside a new glass center console that slides open for additional storage. This Lucid’s next-generation software includes over-the-air updates with promised updates coming. We are still waiting for a “stable build” of wireless Android Auto but wireless Apple Car Play has been implemented in the Air. I am expecting both to be solid offerings within the Gravity when it is finally available in late 2024.

    You will not see a better driver and front passenger layout anywhere.​

    Lucid Gravity Drivetrain

    Gravity's performance starts with the next-generation of Lucid’s ultra-compact powertrain technology including the most power-dense EV motors in production and an evolution of its 900V electrical architecture. We are talking about accelerating from 0-60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds while providing a payload capacity of over 1,500 pounds and an additional 6,000 pounds of towing capacity. Yeah, all of that and 440+ miles of all-electric range? Who needs a fuel sucking pig Escalade ESV when you have a Gravity?

    Lucid also offers Zero Gravity, an optional air suspension that automatically adapts to various terrain needs, ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride on any surface. Manual adjustments also offer the ability to raise Gravity to maximize off-road capability or lower it to maximize performance and range. Of course, the latter is the most important setting. ;)

    See the frunk? It has two built in seats. Just imagine the Gravity parked on the ocean or at a Drive-in? ;)

    Regarding the brands 900V architecture and ultra-fast charge rates, the Gravity promises to be offer up to 200 miles of range in 15 minutes.

    Adding to the Lucid Gravity’s luxury experience, environmentally friendly, high-end materials abound. In addition, an all-new interactive wellbeing feature called Lucid Sanctuary and Lucid Spaces is an experience we all cannot wait to experience. Lucid Sanctuary offers tranquility on the go while Spaces transforms the cabin into a serene oasis, immersing drivers in the soothing atmosphere of locations like Lake Tahoe or Joshua Tree. Lucid also offers a guided meditation experience that provides a personal space for mindfulness, without exiting the vehicle. Yeah, that too. :D

    But the biggest news of all is that Lucid has stated that their lowest trim – to be named later, will arrive at a price of just under $80,000! Damn, that is a pretty good price for the Luxury SUV set even before its environmentally friendly street credibility is considered.


    Production is expected to begin in late 2024 as a 2025 Model.

    All I can say is, “Bring it on!”
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