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Lucid Gravity | Here to change the EV game ?

After much anticipation, Lucid finally shows its second act: the three-row, all-electric Gravity SUV accompanying the well-received Air car. The youthful carmaker guarantees that the Gravity will have enough space, range up to 440 miles (708 km), be delightful to drive, and cost a cool breeze around $80,000.

According to Lucid's CEO Peter Rawlinson, "the Gravity SUV represents a significant leap forward for Lucid's world-leading technology and design." "With the driving experience and range of a true Lucid, customers will find an unmatched combination of luxury, versatility, and space and manoeuvrability, all seamlessly integrated into one remarkable vehicle."

Although Lucid states that the Gravity signifies the release of its new generation of electric motors, several pieces of information, including the power and torque ratings, remain to be disclosed. In under 3.5 seconds, they can accelerate the SUV to 60 mph (96 km/h). Additionally, they will let it transport 1,500 pounds (680 kg) of freight and tow up to 6,000 pounds (2,722 kg).

Although Lucid has not yet disclosed the dimensions of the Gravity's battery pack, it is certain to be at least half as big as its rivals. Despite this, its stated range is 440 miles (708 km); in contrast, the Tesla Model X can only be 348 miles (560 km).

The SUV's slick drag coefficient of 0.24, equal to that of the largest competition and the Tesla SUV, helps with that statistic. Its 900V electrical design allows it to regain up to 200 miles (322 km) of range in as little as 15 minutes when it does run out of power.

Because the second and third rows fold flat, the Gravity's cargo area can accommodate up to 112 cubic feet, according to Lucid. That is greater than the Model X, which has a maximum capacity of 81.7 cubic feet (2,314 litres) behind the front seats. With a total capacity of 3,374 litres or 119.2 cubic feet, the Cadillac Escalade IQ surpasses it.

Lucid guarantees that the Gravity will have great legroom, especially for third-row passengers, because to its roomy cabin. Meanwhile, second-row passengers will have opulent accommodations, with sliding seats and extended convenience tables that provide an airline-like feel for those seated in the back.

The newest entertainment system from Lucid, as well as opulent accessories, will be provided to the driver. The 34-inch curved OLED panel mounted atop the dash is the focal point of the arrangement. For improved vision when driving, it begins in the car's centre, travels across the front, and terminates behind the squircle-shaped steering wheel, which is positioned close to the driver's line of sight.

The Gravity offers a novel suspension setup to ensure everyone's comfort while inside. Drivers will have the ability to lift and lower the SUV, much as in other SUVs. Additionally, the suspension has a Zero Gravity mode that claims to provide the smoothest and most comfortable ride by automatically adjusting to the terrain.

Eric Bach, Senior Vice President of Product and Chief Engineer of Lucid, stated, "Doing more with less has always been prioritized in Lucid's design and engineering philosophy." "Gravity uses this principle to give customers more of what they need—more room, more usefulness, and longer range—while eschewing superfluous weight, extra battery cells, and increased ownership costs."

TopGear Magazine February 2024