Two years have passed since the Lucid’s “Project Gravity” SUV was first revealed in a series of photos during the premiere of the Lucid Air sedan. The extravagant Air has been transformed into a top-performance reality, with more than a thousand of the super-fast luxury cars now parked in the driveways of customers and a plethora of others rolling out of the manufacturing line.
Now, the company is making preparations to launch Lucid Gravity, the first production model. Lucid Gravity, with reservations scheduled to be open by the beginning of 2023.
2024 Lucid Gravity Review
Although a seven-passenger SUV may be something new for the upstart automaker, the components beneath it Gravity along with the style principles behind it are well-known. It’ll use similar to the Air and will reuse a lot of its mechanical parts.
“[The] Gravity builds upon everything we have achieved thus far, driving further advancements of our in-house technology to create a luxury performance SUV like none other,” said Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO of Lucid Group said in a press release that announced its official debut. Rawlinson added it is likely that Gravity will affect just on the luxury SUV market in the same way as that in the Air on big cars, “Setting new benchmarks across the board.”
Sure, it will record some speed records and power. Although specific specifications aren’t expected until the next calendar year. If Gravity were to re-use the batteries and motors that came from Air Grand Touring, Air Grand Touring it would have 1,050 horsepower and be able to accelerate to 60-mph speeds in less than three seconds. This is a serious speed, even when compared to super-high-performance gas-powered SUVs such as ttheoMW X5 M Competition or Cadillac Escalade V, and only attainable through models like the Tesla Model X Plaid.
The question of whether the Gravity is a good choice off-road is a completely different issue, considering that the Air certainly wasn’t made for dirt, and we’re still not certain what the final product will appear like. Rivian’s R1S will likely be the king of off-road EVs for a while. The automaker claims it will provide greater distance than Air which is the longest-range EV available on the market. There are likely to be several battery packs and expect to have a 500+ mile range when it is first introduced in the launch version.
One of the advantages in comparison to One Gravity’s advantage over the Model X that we’re sure of is the style. It’s sporting the same powerful minimalist design philosophy as the lathe Air and, however, as an SUV, the “Lucid look” has a more modern, upscale look.
The Air appears to be a classic luxury car (a laMercedes-Benz S-Class) reinvented to make it more aerodynamic. The Gravity appears toned and taut as if it’s ready to showcase its muscular physique in Santa Monica Beach, or at the very least, on The Pacific Coast Highway. It’s fitting, considering Lucid’s design is “California inspired” and sports interior designs that are named after Golden State locales.
The interior of the Gravity is expected to be just as lavish as Air’s, and even more luxurious than the more dated Tesla or the less utilitarian Rivian. Expect interior fixtures that are designed to compete with those of the Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV or the Range Rover, a fully electric version of which is expected to be available on the same date in the Gravity.
Lucid will offer a variety of interior configurations that can accommodate seating for five or six passengers in three or two-row configurations. It will also come with the most current version of the glass cockpit of the automaker and software. The company has recently upgraded “Lucid UX” to make it simpler and more intuitive to use, but in our tests with three different Air cars in 2022, we discovered it to be fairly easy to use. In 2024, there’ll likely be more changes.
When Will the 2024 Lucid Gravity be Available?
Lucid states that the order books are expected to open in 2023. This could mean deliveries will begin towards the end of 2023 or as early as 2024. The company is developing plans to expand its AMP-1 manufacturing facility located in Casa Grande, Arizona, where Gravity is being assembled which will affect the timeframes. The final specifications will be announced in the next few months, perhaps by the time of Jthe an. 2023 CES event.
How Much Will the 2024 Lucid Gravity Cost?
Don’t be expecting it to be inexpensive Do not expect the cheapest version to be the first model you purchase. Like the Air Pbeforeit, the most efficient and most extended-range versions from Gravity Gravity are the very first on roads, as all will feature impressive performance, an ultra-long range, and premium prices. For instance, the Air Dream Edition and Grand Touring Performance both cost higher than $170,000 when they launch in 2022. The latter was sold out almost as fast as the reservations began to open.
Customers can anticipate a pricing and trim structure akin to that of the Air and Air 2, but the specifics are speculative at the moment. There’s likely to be a basic Pure edition priced under six figures, and after that Touring, Grand Touring, and Dream versions with prices that increase like the Air. There’s been no announcement on any possibility of a Sapphire performance version that is part of Gravity.
Of course, there are indeed other EVs that as the same range as the top models, and having had the pleasure of trying a few Airs during the year Forbes Wheels can attest that the range and performance are incredibly impressive. Gravity will offer all of this and more. “It is both a supercar in disguise and an SUV with flexible passenger and cargo space that seems impossibly big relative to the exterior size of the vehicle,” says Derek Jenkins, Lucid’s senior vice designer and president.