Lucid’s rival to the Tesla Model S, an electric car called simply the Air, is set to debut in production form in April at this year’s New York motor show.
The company has said its unveiling will be accompanied by specifications, pricing and configuration information for the production model.
That indicates the pricing information the company revealed all the way back in 2017 is no longer accurate.
Production of the Air is set to begin by the end of the year, with pre-production models rolling off the line early in Q4.
Lucid has yet to reveal information about its retail sales and service network, though it says such information is coming soon.
Get ready for the global reveal of our production #LucidAir in New York in April. See how we're gearing up for the start of manufacture at the end of 2020 and become one of the first to reserve yours: https://t.co/vALl2hTvu8 #NYIAS #LucidFactory #LucidBeta #LuxuryEV #TeamLucid pic.twitter.com/UAWTlteayM— Lucid Motors (@Lucid_Motors) January 13, 2020
American consumers, however, can currently put down a refundable deposit of US$1000 (A$1461).
Unless Lucid has made some engineering changes since it revealed specifications in 2017, we expect the base Air to feature rear-wheel-drive and a 298kW electric motor.
The company estimates an electric range of 386km.
Optional larger battery packs will reportedly increase electric range to 507km and 644km.
The flagship model will produce a total output of 746kW from a dual-motor powertrain with all-wheel-drive.
Base Airs will come with LED headlights, four high-resolution screens, 19-inch wheels, a 10-speaker sound system and 12-way power adjustment for the front seats.
Options will include adaptive suspension, a panoramic roof, a 29-speaker sound system with noise cancellation, and front seats with heating, ventilation, dynamic bolsters, massage, and 22-way power adjustment.
Rear seat occupants can also be pampered with an executive option that nixes the centre seat and gives the outboard seats the ability to recline up to 55 degrees.
The company had originally planned to start production in 2018 but encountered delays in sourcing funding.
A US$1 billion investment from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund helped Lucid stay afloat.
Lucid has been quietly getting its ducks in a row since it secured additional funding.
Last November, the company began building 80 prototypes at its Silicon Valley headquarters.
The following month, the company officially broke ground at its new factory in Casa Grande, Arizona.
As of yet, there’s been no word of Lucid entering the Australian market.
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