Despite pulling back its planned EV investments somewhat amid softening demand, Ford still plans on adding a bevy of all-electric models to its luxurious Lincoln lineup in the coming years, including the Lincoln Aviator EV, which is set to be built at the Oakville Assembly plant in Canada starting in 2025. Meanwhile, Ford has put forth considerable effort into scoping out the competition for those future models, benchmarking the Lucid Air sedan on multiple occasions recently. Now, that same EV-only automaker is expanding its lineup with the addition of its very first crossover – the Lucid Gravity.
The Lucid Gravity takes a page out of the Air’s book in terms of styling, with a sleek exterior that also helps it achieve a drag coefficient of 0.24 – quite impressive for a crossover, albeit one that doesn’t have a terribly high profile. Though it isn’t quite as tall or long as much of its competition, the Gravity does offer considerable interior space thanks to its low-profile battery pack and smaller electric motors, along with 112-120 cubic-feet of rear cargo space for the seven- and five-passenger variants, respectively – plus eight cubic-feet of frunk space.
In terms of powertrains, the Lucid Gravity shares its dual-motor all-wheel drive platform with the Air Touring, Dream Edition, and Grand Touring, though the company hasn’t revealed power figures yet. The crossover does utilize a 900-volt architecture enabling it to add 200 miles of range in 15 minutes, and it can do 0-60 in under 3.5 seconds in top trim, however, while Lucid says that the Gravity will offer up to 440 miles of range in its most efficient spec as well.
Lucid is being a bit coy with with many of the details surrounding the Gravity – including whether or not a single-motor, rear-wheel drive configuration will be available – but it does note that the new model will start out at $80,000, with production slated to begin in late 2024. Regardless, the company is taking reservations for the Gravity now, with more details set to be announced as we get closer to that launch date.