2025 Lucid Gravity Electric SUV Promises Up to 440 Miles of Range
Lucid is adding another high-range luxury EV to its lineup. Joining the existing Lucid Air is an all-new seven-passenger SUV. Called the Gravity, the new model promises 440 miles or more of driving range between charges, a massive amount of interior space, and a price starting below $80,000. It’s clear competition for the aging Tesla Model X, Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV, and rugged Rivian R1S, and will also go up against new models from Volvo and Kia.
Lucid is the latest manufacturer to take on the growing luxury electric SUV segment. The sleek Gravity is less rugged-looking than the Rivian R1S and will compete against the less-expensive Kia EV9, similarly priced Volvo EX90, and aging Tesla Model X. Seating can be configured for up to seven, and a long range should help attract buyers who are nervous about go fully electric. However, we hope Lucid has worked out some of the teething issues we’ve experienced with the Air we purchased for our test program. As Lucid tends to make special editions with additional performance and/or battery range, we wouldn’t be surprised if many Gravity models list for well more than the base price.
Lucid says the new vehicle has been developed “from the ground up” as a sporty SUV with a focus on interior utility and aerodynamics.
The result looks like a more outrageous version of a Genesis or Infiniti. While the majority of new SUVs boast rugged and aggressive looks, the Gravity bucks that trend with flowing lines and wide front and rear treatments that mirror the Air sedan.
The front trunk appears to be set up for both storing cargo and for lounging when parked—frunk-gating, anyone?
From the driver’s seat, the Gravity’s interior looks extremely similar to the Air, with the exception of a fully squared-off steering wheel with what look like touch-capacitive controls, plus a center console touchscreen that’s horizontally oriented, like an iPad on its side. It also appears as if it is designed for the driver to look over top of the steering wheel at the gauge cluster, rather than through it.
The Gravity will be available with seating for up to seven passengers. We’ve seen only glimpses of the third row, but according to Lucid, passengers back there will have “remarkable” legroom. We’ll let you know whether that’s true as soon as we sit back there ourselves. Occupants can take advantage of guided meditation or immersive experiences reminiscent of well-known outdoor locations while they wait for a charge.
Lucid claims that the Gravity has 112 cubic feet of cargo space with the second- and third-row seats folded flat. That’s more than the massive Ford Expedition, and a claim we’ll be sure to test when we get a Gravity at our test track. It’s likely, thanks to Lucid’s compact electric powertrain, which already gives the Air some of the most impressive interior and storage space we’ve seen in a sedan.
Lucid hasn’t shared many details on the specifics of the Gravity’s powertrain, but we imagine it will have a lot in common with the Air sedan, which has dual electric motors for all-wheel drive and also relies on a 900-volt electric architecture.
Lucid says the Gravity will have a range of more than 440 miles and will be able to add 200 miles of range with just 15 minutes of high-speed public DC fast charging. We don’t yet know whether different versions of the Gravity will have different ranges, as is the case with the Air sedan. Lucid recently announced that it will use Tesla’s NACS connector, so we’d expect the Gravity to be equipped with the port.
The automaker says the Gravity will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in under 3.5 seconds, and that it will be able to carry over 1,500 pounds and tow an additional 6,000 pounds. An optional air suspension can be lowered and raised to maximize ground clearance and range. If it drives anything like the outrageous Air, the Gravity should be a thrill to drive.
Lucid hasn’t shared information about what features will come standard on the Gravity. Because tech has been a major selling point for the Silicon Valley-based automaker, we expect the Gravity’s list of active safety and driver assistance offerings will be similar to what’s found on the Air, which has adaptive cruise control (ACC) with a driver monitoring system and a conventional blind spot warning (BSW) setup.
The startup automaker says that production will start in late 2024, so it will be a while before we can fully evaluate the Gravity at our test track. In the meantime, we’ll share what we know—and how the Gravity is poised to compare against other luxury electric SUVs.
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What it competes with: Kia EV9, Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV, Rivian R1S, Tesla Model X, Volvo EX90Powertrain: Dual electric motors, all-wheel drivePrice: $80,000 to $120,000On sale: Late 2024/early 2025