General Motors is poised to significantly expand its all-electric portfolio with 30 new EVs set to launch globally by 2025. Now, The General has been caught benchmarking the all-electric Lucid Air, a new battery-driven four-door sedan that just hit the market for the 2022 model year and slated to rival upcoming EV products from Cadillac.
The Lucid Air is the California-based EV startup’s very first passenger vehicle. Also known for providing the batteries for the Formula E racing series, Lucid Motors is now stepping into the luxury passenger car business with this new four-door sedan.
The Lucid Air presents a highly aerodynamic exterior, with a wheelbase that measures in at 116.5 inches and an overall length of 195.9 inches. The aesthetic is sleek and low, with horizontal styling elements and clean design elements punctuated by technical details.
Inside, the Lucid Air sports a luxurious cabin space and plenty of natural light. The sedan offers room for five passengers, as well as an optional Executive Rear Seating upgrade for a rear-seat reclining function. Up front, there are large digital screens for the gauges and infotainment specs, while tech specs will include the addition of Level 3 autonomous driving capabilities through an over-the-air update expected in the next few years.
The Lucid Air is offered in a variety of trims and powertrains. The entry-level model equips a single electric motor for the rear wheels that provides 480 horsepower and 406 miles per charge, while the rest of the lineup incorporates a dual-motor powertrain. The range-topper doles out 1,111 horsepower, and can complete the quarter mile in less than 10 seconds at 144 mph, plus as much as 520 miles between plugs.
Pricing ranges greatly between the five available trim levels, starting at $78,900 for the Lucid Air Pure, all the way up to $170,500 for the range-topping Dream Edition Range.
Looking ahead Cadillac has several EVs on the horizon, at least two of which will be sedans. One of these new Cadillac EV sedans will be the top-shelf, hand-built Cadillac Celestiq, while the other, as-of-yet-unnamed sedan will be smaller than the Celestiq.
It’s also worth noting that Ford is currently benchmarking the Lucid Air as well, as covered by our sister publication, Ford Authority.