The California-based electric vehicle start-up, Lucid Motors, has confirmed that its next offering, the Gravity SUV, is set to be introduced on November 16 at the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show. The announcement came through the company’s social media channels this past Thursday.
Production of this highly-anticipated vehicle is slated to commence in the latter part of 2024, which indicates that the Gravity is expected to be available as a 2025 model in the United States.
Earlier, Lucid had disclosed that the Gravity would make its first public appearance in November, while also sharing images of a prototype undergoing testing under camouflage. These images, along with previous teaser photographs, suggest that the Gravity’s design language will closely resemble that of its predecessor, the Air sedan, with both vehicles built on the same underlying architecture.
This architecture is a flexible, modular platform dubbed LEAP (Lucid Electric Advanced Platform), which is capable of delivering more than 1,200 horsepower and a range exceeding 500 miles in the Air model. Although specific details regarding the Gravity’s specifications remain undisclosed, Lucid has claimed that the SUV will outperform all existing electric SUVs in terms of range.
The Gravity distinguishes itself as a mid-size SUV designed to accommodate up to seven passengers across three rows of seating. Alternative configurations will include a two-row layout with five seats or a unique three-row format with six seats, featuring two individual, reclining seats in the second row.
Additionally, the Gravity is expected to incorporate a glass rooftop, similar to the one found on the Air. Lucid has also confirmed that the vehicle will be equipped with a state-of-the-art digital dashboard, incorporating the company’s most recent user interface and automated driver-assistance technologies.
Production for the Gravity is planned to be carried out at Lucid’s existing manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona, where the Air is also assembled. The company has hinted that partial assembly could potentially take place at its newly inaugurated plant in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Following its debut in Los Angeles, Lucid intends to open the reservation process for the Gravity. While no information regarding the SUV’s pricing has been released, it is anticipated that, in line with the company’s previous strategy for the Air, the Gravity will initially be available in its higher-priced variants. For reference, the entry-level grade of the Air, known as the Pure RWD, was launched only recently with a starting price of $77,400, excluding destination charges.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Lucid Gravity SUV
When is the Lucid Gravity SUV scheduled to be unveiled?
The Lucid Gravity SUV is slated for unveiling on November 16 at the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show.
What is the expected start date for the production of the Lucid Gravity?
Production for the Lucid Gravity is planned to commence in the latter part of 2024.
Will the Lucid Gravity be available in the U.S., and if so, when?
Yes, the Lucid Gravity is expected to be available in the United States as a 2025 model.
What platform will the Lucid Gravity use?
The Lucid Gravity will be built on Lucid Motors’ modular LEAP (Lucid Electric Advanced Platform), which is the same platform used for the Lucid Air sedan.
Are there any details about the range of the Lucid Gravity?
While specific range details have not been disclosed, Lucid Motors claims that the Gravity will offer more range than any other electric SUV currently on the market.
What seating configurations will be available in the Lucid Gravity?
The Gravity is a mid-size SUV that will offer various seating options: a two-row configuration with five seats, a three-row configuration with seven seats, and another three-row layout with six seats, featuring two individual, reclining seats in the second row.
What additional features can we expect in the Lucid Gravity?
The SUV will come equipped with a glass roof, a state-of-the-art digital dashboard, the company’s latest user interface, and automated driver-assistance technologies.
Where will the Lucid Gravity be produced?
Production for the Gravity is planned at Lucid’s existing manufacturing facility in Casa Grande, Arizona. There is also the possibility of partial assembly in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where Lucid has recently opened a second plant.
Has Lucid Motors released any pricing information for the Gravity?
No, Lucid Motors has not yet provided any specific pricing details for the Lucid Gravity.
When can reservations for the Lucid Gravity be made?
Reservations for the Lucid Gravity will open following its debut at the 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show.
More about Lucid Gravity SUV
- Lucid Motors Official Website
- 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show
- LEAP Platform Details
- Lucid Air Overview
- Lucid Motors’ Production Facility in Casa Grande, Arizona
- Lucid Motors’ Jeddah Plant
- Electric SUV Market Analysis
- Automated Driver-Assistance Technologies