Entry-level Lucid Air Pure EV touts 675km


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Lucid’s all-electric luxury sedan gains new entry-level Pure version.

American electric car maker, Lucid Motors, has revealed the full line up of the Lucid Air with Air Pure, Air Touring, Air Grand Touring and finally the Air Sapphire models. While the Air will be exported to some markets, Australia is yet to be confirmed by Lucid.

Lucid has now broadened the Air’s lineup with the Pure starting from $77,400 and the Touring at $85,900. The Grand Touring is priced from $115,600 and the range-topping Sapphire comes in at $249,000.

It might be the cheapest model in the range, but the the Air Pure still gets an 88kWh battery pack that allows for a range of 675km (under EPA testing). This is pretty impressive given that the longest range EV currently is the Mercedes EQS with a WLTP-rated 727km, which gets knocked down to 563km under EPA testing. The Air Pure gets a single electric motor with 320kW for a 0-60mph (97km/h) time of 4.5 seconds.

As standard the Pure also gets a ‘Comfort and Convenience Package’ consisting of 20-way front power seats with ventilation and massage and Nappa leather. Further features on the Pure include a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, soft-close doors, four-zone climate control and powered sunshades.

The more expensive Air Touring gets a larger 92kWh battery and another electric motor for all-wheel drive and 462kW. Range drops to 661km (EPA), but the acceleration improves to a 3.4-second 0-60mph time. On top of the Pure’s equipment there’s also a powered front boot and “heated precision wipers”.

The Grand Touring comes with all-wheel drive but bumps power up to 611kW – dropping its 0-60mph time just three seconds. Lucid hasn’t said what battery the Grand Touring uses but we expect it’s the same 118kWh unit found in the Sapphire. Range is the best here with up to 830km (EPA) and charging improves too with a 320km recharge taking 12 minutes compared to 15 minutes for the Touring and Pure. Up to 21-inch alloy wheels can be specified on the Grand Touring and there’s also a panoramic glass roof as standard.

With the Sapphire model there’s a tri-motor set up with 920kW, which reduces range to 687km over the Grand Touring and reduces the 0-60mph time to a Tesla Model S Plaid-beating 1.89 seconds with a top speed of 330km/h.


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