Whereas costs for a lot of new and used autos proceed to climb, Lucid provides a less-expensive selection for patrons contemplating the Air Grand Touring. For those who can stay with out some high-end options, the luxurious sedan’s worth dips to $138,000. Worry not, efficiency followers. The EV’s blistering energy and spectacular vary are nonetheless included at this degree.
What precisely is completely different? Lucid now provides new configurations for the Grand Touring, making previously standard-issue gadgets like DreamDrive Professional, Surreal Sound Professional, and the 21-inch Aero Blade wheels non-obligatory. That lowers the worth from $154,000 to $138,000 whereas retaining the bottom Dream Drive and Surreal Sound methods, to not point out different luxurious touches like massaging seats.
The Grand Touring’s dual-motor, all-wheel-drive powertrain is included at this worth level. To refresh your reminiscence, it produces a mixed 819 horsepower (611 kilowatts) with 885 pound-feet (1,200 Newton-meters) of torque. That is sufficient to ship the two.5-ton luxurious sedan to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds useless, however in the event you’re simple on the throttle, there’s sufficient electrical energy within the 112-kWh battery pack to run 516 miles between cost stops. That is an EPA-estimated vary, and it may reclaim 300 miles on a high-speed charger in 21 minutes.
Lucid says the gear change is because of buyer suggestions from of us wanting extra flexibility for ordering the Air Grand Touring. At $138,000, it is nonetheless dearer than a Tesla Mannequin S Plaid, however solely simply barely. It is also slower, although context issues right here as a result of no person would name a 3.0-second run to 60 mph gradual. Nevertheless, Lucid completely dominates Tesla in vary, with the Plaid having an EPA-estimated ranking of 396 miles. The usual Mannequin S with much less energy is just marginally higher at 405 miles.
As for Porsche, probably the most aggressive Taycan power-wise is the Turbo S but it surely nonetheless falls brief at 750 hp. Its vary can also be lower than half the Air Grand Touring’s mark at 222 miles, and Porsche costs the Taycan Turbo S from $187,400.