Patent images of the upcoming Lucid Gravity electric SUV – filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office – were posted online overnight.
Lucid is a US electric car start-up based in Arizona. Founded in 2007, the company is now valued at an estimated US$24 billion (AU$30.7 billion), despite having yet to sell a car. Its introductory Air sedan is slated for launch in late 2021, and will be followed by the Gravity SUV in 2023.
The newest sketches suggests the Gravity will draw strongly from the design language of the Air, however a stretched wheelbase and substantial rear overhang could potentially allow for up to eight full-size seats.
An elongated windscreen appears to receded into the roofline – similar to those of the Citroen C4 Picasso and Tesla Model X – while the boxy front fascia incorporates sleek LED headlights and air intakes.
Performance specifications for the large SUV are so far scarce; however, the Gravity will almost certainly share its powertrain underpinnings with the Lucid Air sedan set to launch later this year.
In the flagship ‘Dream Edition’ spec, Lucid claims its Air will have a real-world driving range of “up to” 809km on the WLTP cycle. Voltage is drawn from a 113kWh battery pack.
The dual axle-mounted electric motors put out a combined 794kW, allowing for a claimed 0-100km/h sprint time of 2.5 seconds.
CarAdvice has reached out to Lucid for comment on the likelihood of an Australian launch for the Gravity. This story will be updated when more information becomes available.