In what may be a milestone for the electric vehicle market, Lucid Motors has unveiled its highly anticipated SUV, the Gravity, scheduled for production in late 2024. The all-electric luxury utility vehicle boasts an impressive range of over 440 miles and an enticing starting price below $80,000. Lucid aims to redefine the electric SUV landscape, positioning the Gravity as a high-performance, spacious, and eco-conscious alternative.
The Gravity’s interior reflects a commitment to luxury and practicality, accommodating up to seven occupants or providing over 112.0 cubic feet of storage space with folded second and third-row seats. The vehicle’s robust capabilities extend to a payload capacity exceeding 1,500 pounds and a towing capacity of up to 6,000 pounds. Accelerating to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds without a trailer attached, the Gravity offers a sports-car-like experience, attributed to Lucid’s innovative 900-volt electrical architecture.
At the heart of the Gravity’s performance lies a cutting-edge platform incorporating a compact and sustainable battery pack. Lucid emphasizes the pack’s efficiency, capable of adding 200 miles of range in approximately 15 minutes. This powerhouse is complemented by in-house designed electric motors, claiming to be the most power-dense in current production.
Lucid’s commitment to versatility extends to the Gravity’s off-road capabilities, featuring an optional air suspension system known as Zero Gravity. This adaptive system automatically adjusts the vehicle’s height based on varying terrain, providing a seamless and optimized driving experience. For those who prefer manual control over ride height, the system allows customization to suit individual preferences.
The Gravity’s interior is not merely functional but aims to create an immersive experience, blending technology and aesthetics. Lucid Spaces, a unique feature, transforms the cabin into a serene oasis with a simple touchscreen tap. By displaying scenic visuals, adjusting cabin lighting, and playing ambient sounds, Lucid Spaces transports drivers to tranquil settings like Lake Tahoe or Joshua Tree.
The vehicle’s dashboard mirrors Lucid’s Air sedan, dominated by a substantial 34-inch gauge cluster spanning the driver’s side. Above the center console, the “Pilot Panel” offers control over vehicle settings and climate through yet another screen. The exterior design of the Gravity borrows elements from its Air sibling, featuring a striking, blade-like nose and sleek, thin headlights that contribute to its overall aesthetic appeal.
While Lucid has disclosed the Gravity’s maximum range and starting price, details regarding the pricing of the highest-range model or the range of the base model remain undisclosed. Drawing parallels with the Air sedan, it is speculated that the sub-$80,000 Gravity may achieve a range surpassing 300 miles, with the top-tier 440-mile variant potentially entering the six-figure range. Lucid Motors seems poised to make a lasting impact on the electric SUV market, offering a compelling blend of performance, luxury, and innovation with the Gravity.