Lucid is on course to sell 6,000 to 7,000 cars in its first year as a fully-fledged EV manufacturer, it’s what they do. Starting from zero and scaling to become a volume manufacturer takes years unless you have a legacy car manufacturer to rely upon. Lucid says the order books actually total 37,000, so if you have ordered a Lucid Air, you might have to wait up to 2 years, possibly even 3 before the neighborhood curtain twitching begins en masse.
But Lucid isn’t standing still, backed by an endless supply of private and public capital, the company is ramping up its product offering. The Lucid Gravity is a 7-seat SUV with performance figures many hypercars would envy. First of all, motoring journalists have a fetish for seven-seat SUVs.
To a motoring journalist, a seven-seat SUV represents innovation, fascination, and the way of the future. In reality, third-row seating is always cramped and better suited for teddy bears or toddlers, have motoring hacks not realized this yet?
Anyway… Lucid did mention their new SUV will feature “Space Concept”. Translated this means the seating will be flexible with options to orientate the seats in a number of configurations. This news will have the motoring hack establishment sweating with anticipation.
Other than a promo video, Lucid is yet to release performance figures. More than likely the Lucid Gravity will utilize the tri-motor powertrain housed in the Lucid Air sedan. The flagship Saphire Edition generates over 1,200bhp and has a range of 516 miles on a single charge.
Lucid will reveal more in Q1 2023, and when it does online reservations will open for prospective buyers. But with Lucid’s slow progress to manufacture at a viable scale, even those lucky enough to be at the front of the queue might have to wait at least two years. At a minimum.