Appeared during the night with us, La Lucid Air will soon be available on the market. In the meantime, the order book is open, as is the online configurator, which allows us to learn a lot more about the sedan.
Lucid Motors’ first electric sedan has big ambitions as it puts Tesla in the sights, like most electric sedan makers of this stature. To achieve this, the Lucid Air arrives with four versions with impressive specs. While waiting to take possession of it, the brand opens its reservation catalog and allows interested parties to access the online configurator.
A clean catalog for configuration
For the moment, the Newark firm only offers three of its versions in the catalog, since the entry-level will only see the light of day in 2022. The configurator therefore offers the possibility of shaping the Lucid Air Touring, Grand Touring and Dream Edition. Each version offers a configurator allowing you to customize the body or the exterior look, select the panoramic glass roof, choose from a few models of rims, configure the interior according to several inspirations and select a few rare options.
These versions of the Lucid Air come automatically with the panoramic roof and leave no choice in the configuration of the body elements. The conventional versions benefit from aluminum inserts with a polished finish, while the Dream Edition combines its veneers with a satin titanium finish. Three rims are offered with the 21-inch Aero Blade, 20-inch Aero Lite and 19-inch Aero Range models. At the very top of the range, the sedan only offers specific 21-inch Aero Dreams or 19-inch Aero Range. Note that these increase the range from 748 km (21 inches) to 809 km (19 inches). We can therefore imagine that the maximum range of 832 km of the Grand Touring version could plummet to almost 770 km with 21-inch rims.
Pre-configured interior inspirations and an optional heat pump
The Santa Cruz interior emphasizes clarity with ceramic white nappa leather and walnut wood inserts. The Tahoe version highlights the warm colors of the Golden Hours in the eponymous Lake District of America, with contrasting sand-colored leather and stitching and carbon oak veneers. The starry nights of the Mojave Desert inspired the Mojave finish which offers a dark configuration here. Note that in all cases, the front seats are dressed in Lucid Black leather.
The Options Catalog features checkboxes for the Dream Drive autopilot system, Premium Audio Package, and All-Weather floor mats. A Performance Upgrade Pack also appears which, as its name suggests, increases performance, but in no way specifies the evolutions in figures. The Cold Weather Package improves life in winter with heated seats and wipers, as well as the presence of a heat pump. The prices of these options have not yet been communicated. Note that the option of two reclining rear seats will be added later.
Options even on the exclusive high-end Dream Edition
Currently occupying entry level, the Lucid Air Touring is the one with the most flexibility in configuration. It leaves the choice among all body colors, rims, interior inspirations or optional packs. It also offers the Performance Package which should allow its advertised 620 hp to express itself more freely.
With an extension of 44,000 dollars all the same, the Grand Touring is the one that offers the longest range as well as an output of 800 hp. But to aim for the 832 km announced by the EPA, it will be necessary to take the optional 19-inch rims. Note that it only ships the DreamDrive Level 3 and the Premium Audio Package as standard.
Right at the top of the line is the Dream Edition, priced at $ 169,000, up $ 74,000 from the Touring. Exclusivity is therefore required with this variation. There are three colors to choose from, including the specific Eureka Gold, only the Santa Monica interior finish is offered with a very clear livery. Surprisingly, the Cold Weather pack and floor mats are still optional.
A configurator with impressive services
The 3D configurator allows you to contemplate the electric sedan from all angles, in a studio, at the foot of the Golden Gate in San Francisco or in the Mojave Desert. Buttons are also used to display the kinematics of the opening or the central touch screen, which can be folded into the dashboard, and even to play with the modularity of the front and rear boxes. It is also possible to zoom in on the view, to the point of observing the grain of the leather, while taking advantage of the autofocus. Never seen before in an online configurator!
The final price does not take into account options, but it also includes the US federal bonus of $ 7,500. Remember that it is possible to make a reservation from France against a deposit of € 900, but only for the Touring, Grand Touring versions or the future entry-level version. This compromises the arrival of the Dream Edition and its 1,080 hp in France.