New electric Lucid Gravity SUV launches at 2023 LA show | CAR Magazine

New electric Lucid Gravity SUV launches at 2023 LA show

Published: 17 November 2023 Updated: 17 November 2023

► New Lucid Gravity officially revealed
► Electric SUV targets 400-mile range
► Price starts at under $80k in US, may come to UK

Lucid Motors has revealed its second-ever car: the seven-seat Gravity SUV. Covers came off the new Gravity SUV at the 2023 Los Angeles motor show, with Lucid saying it ‘heralds the dawn of a new era for electric SUVs.’

Naturally, there’s a lot of familiarity between the Gravity and the Air saloon in how the SUV looks, with Lucid’s clean sculpturing and shallow lighting clusters front and rear. Lucid says the Gravity’s shape allows a low drag figure of 0.24Cd. To our eyes, it doesn’t really have the same clean visual drama as the Air, but still.

The interior evolves the concept of the Air here, with a huge 34-inch drivers’ display that sits proudly atop the dashboard. The ‘Clearview Cockpit’ panel blends the driver’s instruments, central infotainment display and key automotive functions in one display. Another display lower down in the centre of the dashboard is also present. As for space, the Gravity is a three-row SUV with space for seven inside. As well as the usual boot area, the Gravity also features a 227-litre frunk area.

Lucid says the Gravity uses a 900V electrical architecture for super-fast 350kW charging capabilities for its battery pack which, according to CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson, is ‘little more than half the size of some of our battery-hungry competitors.’ Lucid is targeting a 440-mile range under US testing regulations and says the Gravity can sprint to 60mph in 3.5 seconds.

Production is expected to start late in 2024, with a US entry price of under $80,000.

We’ll update our story when we know more.

By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, gamer, serial Lego-ist, lover of hot hatches