Lucid reveals its upcoming electric SUV, the Gravity

By jaytee, 16 November 2022

Lucid reveals its upcoming electric SUV, the Gravity

This is the Lucid Gravity, the Californian manufacturer’s ultra high performance luxury SUV. The brand has teased an SUV silhouette as early as 2020, but we now have concrete confirmation that Lucid’s SUV is headed for production.

According to Lucid, reservations for the Gravity will begin in 2023, with the first models slated for deliveries in 2024.

From the few pictures we’ve managed to gather, the Gravity appears to adopt the same general design of the Lucid Air sedan. A near identical front fascia, albeit expanded to fit its SUV proportions, Micro Array LED headlamps, subtle air curtains, a slightly larger air dam and clamshell rear tailgate. The gravity will receive Lucid’s next-generation glass cockpit instrument displays, which would be powered by the car’s android-based Lucid UX interface.

The Lucid Gravity will be made available in both 2 and 3-row configurations, with seating for up to 7 occupants in the 3-row specification and a large glass canopy that expands all the way to the rear.

Lucid claims that the Gravity will offer supercar levels of performance, though they’re keeping mum about the exact powertrains that will be on offer for the time being. But one can safely assume that it’ll come in several powertrains and battery sizes just like the Air sedan. For reference, here are some of the variants of the Lucid Air on sale today;

Air Pure - 88kWh battery pack, produces 480 horsepower and 600Nm of torque.
Air Touring- 93Wh battery pack, produces 620 horsepower and 1000Nm of torque.
Air Grand Touring- 112Wh battery pack, produces 1050 horsepower and does 0-100km/h in 3.2 seconds.

Given that the Gravity is a larger SUV, we could potentially see larger batteries and AWD drivetrains. Maybe the 112kWh battery pack in the Air Dream Edition.

We’re doubtful that a top spec 1,200 horsepower “Sapphire” variant will be made available at launch, but we should expect the Gravity to post some serious performance and range figures. As it stands, the Lucid Air Grand Touring has a quoted EPA range of up to 516 miles, which in local context translates to 830km of range on a full charge. Lucid says that the Gravity will have ‘range beyond anything else on the market’, so we’d hazard a conservative guess that the longest range variant of the Gravity could do north of 750km.

We should also expect the Gravity to have an impressive drag coefficient rating. The Lucid Air models are rated at Cd 0.197, which tops the Mercedes-EQ EQS’s Cd of 0.2. Perhaps the Lucid Gravity could even best the EQS SUV’s drag coefficient of 0.26. Only time (and more specifics) will tell.

Now it’s just a matter of when Lucid Motors will make its presence in Singapore known.

PHOTOS Lucid Motors

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