The company’s Lucid Air luxury sedan has the longest EPA-certified range, at up to 520 miles between charges. The car has real presence, with a low, wide look that at once seems tailored yet huge.
Like the Tesla Model S, it promises to do almost everything. The most high-performance version leaps from 0-60 mph in just 2.5 seconds. Its spacious cabin suggests the kind of luxury buyers expect from flagship sedans like the BMW 7 Series or Audi A8. A high-tech driver-assist system with 32 cameras doesn’t quite make the car autonomous, but the potential is obvious.
The Model S is famous for all the same things. But it’s also known for its rapid price jumps. Its entry price went from $69,420 in October 2020 to $104,490 by the start of 2022.
Lucid may steal that trick, too. The company announced a round of five-figure price increases recently.
The new prices:
Lucid also charges a $1,500 destination fee for all its cars.
|Air Grand Touring||$154,000||$15,000|
|Air Grand Touring Performance||$179,000||none|
Customers who have already placed a reservation will not be affected by the increases.
The company plans to reveal its second vehicle, the Gravity SUV, later this year.
This story originally ran on KBB.com.
By Sean Tucker (MarketWatch.com)