After launching its beautiful Air sedan for the 2021 model year, electric-vehicle upstart Lucid Motors is developing an all-electric SUV they’re calling the Gravity. Slated to go on sale in late 2024, the seven-passenger Gravity is expected to share most of its mechanical bits and interior design with the Air, so we’re looking at big horsepower (over 1000 horsepower), a large battery pack (up to 112-kWh), and a posh cabin loaded with modern amenities. A growing number of rivals—such as the Audi Q8 e-tron, the Cadillac Lyriq, the Jaguar I-Pace, and the Tesla Model X—are already staking claims to the luxury-EV SUV space, so when the Gravity arrives, it’ll have a little catching up to do.
What’s New for 2025?
At the launch of its Air luxury sedan, Lucid teased the upcoming Gravity SUV, saying it would reach the market in the next couple of years. We now expect it as a 2025 model, so those yearning for a gorgeously designed, long-range electric SUV in the vein of the gorgeously-designed, long-range Lucid Air sedan will have to wait a little bit longer, as it’s expected sometime in late 2024.
Pricing and Which One to Buy
Lucid has made no mention of the Gravity’s price tag or trim levels yet—and the company probably won’t for some time—but we’re guessing it will cost slightly more than the Air to start and offer a similar array of trims. We’ll update this story with more details as they come out.
EV Motor, Power, and Performance
The Gravity SUV shares its mechanical underpinnings with the Air sedan, and we expect a dual electric motors variant with standard all-wheel drive. Like the Air, the Gravity is likely to be offered in a performance-oriented Grand Touring trim with around 1000 horsepower while a max-performance Sapphire model with up to 1200 horsepower is also a possibility. Like the Air, the highest-priced models will likely be the most powerful, with lower-end Gravity trims coming with lower horsepower ratings.
Range, Charging, and Battery Life
Although its sedan sibling boasts a driving range of up to 516 miles per charge of its 112-kWh battery pack, the Gravity’s taller, more blunt SUV styling will likely be less aerodynamic, and range should be reduced slightly as a result. Still, the Gravity’s range should still be longer than that of the most efficient Model X SUV. Like the Air, the Gravity should be able to juice quickly via DC fast charging and may even come with three years of complimentary charging via Electrify America charging stations.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe
The EPA’s estimates for the Lucid Gravity’s fuel economy haven’t yet been published, and we’ll likely wait a while to find out since this SUV is still just a concept. We hope to get a chance to test the Gravity on our 200-mile highway fuel economy test route when it gets closer to its launch.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Lucid has so far only shown some partially obscured images of the Gravity’s exterior and we can see a pair of reclining second-row seats. If the Air’s luxury-lined cabin is anything to go by, we can expect plenty of touchscreen controls, a mostly glass roof, plenty of stretch-out space for adults in both the front and back seat, and fine materials such as leather, wood, and metal accents. Lucid says the Gravity will be offered as a two-row SUV with space for five or with an optional third row with seating for six or seven riders depending on the configuration.
Infotainment and Connectivity
As with the rest of the Gravity’s interior, the infotainment system and features haven’t been fully revealed but Lucid says it will feature the latest version of its Glass Cockpit digital instrumentation and a new version of the company’s software interface. Expect a large digital gauge cluster that blends directly into a dashtop infotainment touchscreen. Voice recognition is sure to be a standard feature, but we haven’t heard anything about smartphone connectivity features such as Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. More information about the Gravity’s infotainment offerings will be available closer to the SUV’s launch.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
It being a concept, the Gravity has yet to undergo crash testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). A host of driver-assistance features are likely, including Lucid’s promised-for-the-future level 3 self-driving technology. Key safety features are likely to include:
- Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
- Standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist
- Standard adaptive cruise control with a lane-centering feature
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Lucid is a startup automaker with no previous products, but its warranty coverage is very similar to Tesla. Neither brand offers complimentary maintenance, though.
- Limited warranty covers four years or 50,000 miles
- Powertrain warranty covers eight years or 100,000 miles
- No complimentary scheduled maintenance