The access version is now a reality

2023 Lucid Air Pure RWD.  Static image.

The American company Lucid Motors trying to reach a larger number of customers with its unique Lucid Air. And for this they sold their long-awaited access version in the United States, called Pure RWD and with interesting numbers in terms of performance, autonomy and price … Although it surpasses its main opponent in this last aspect.

The Pure RWD version of the fearsome Lucid Air It is equipped with a rear axle motor that injects 320 kW of power (436 HP), so this electric sedan boasts of being able to accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour (96 km/h) in 4.5 seconds. This time is more than the 3.8 seconds claimed by the entry-level version of the range so far which is none other than the Lucid Air Pure AWD, with two motors, four-wheel drive and 358 kW of power (487 HP).

The Lucid Air Pure RWD has 660 kilometers of autonomy

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For all these reasons the new Lucid Air Pure RWD is more affordable than the dual motor and all-wheel drive version. So many This new access version has a starting price in the United States of $77,400 (73,365 euros) less than the $82,400 (78,105 euros) cost of the aforementioned AWD variant.

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Although it has less power and slightly lower performance than the version with two motors, This Lucid Air Pure RWD doesn’t outperform its sibling, as both have an average EPA cycle range of 410 miles (660 kilometers).. Now, the American company assures that this version is equipped with the smallest and lightest battery used so far in its electric sedans. But the specific numbers are kept with suspicion.

The access version is fully equipped

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The interior of this Lucid Air Pure RWD looks almost identical to the other versions, because It is also equipped as standard with a 34-inch curved screen that dominates its dashboard where a touch screen is added to use various functions such as air conditioning, Apple CarPlay connection… In addition, this access version also adds advanced faros LED Micro Lens Array patented by the company, advanced driving assistance systems, wireless updates…

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“The new Lucid Air Pure RWD has it all; style and technology, range and performance, space and practicality, “said Peter Rawlinson, CEO of the American company. “I am happy that the cheapest Lucid Air surpasses a variety of electric cars from any brand. With a starting price of $77,400, I believe this new addition to the Lucid Air line will be the car many have been waiting for.

Lucid Air will soon have a new sibling

Lucid Gravity.  First Pictures.

They must also wait, though not long, everyone who wants to get the electric SUV developed by the American company and which is known by the name of Gravity. And as this new model will arrive in the dealerships of the brand next November.

Although this new Lucid Air Pure RWD has numbers and a modest price for what it offers, The truth is that it did not reach the numbers given by its main opponent, which is none other than the well-known Tesla Model S.. This other one has a price in the United States of 74,990 dollars (71,085 euros), not forgetting that it hides two engines that deliver 493 kW of power (670 HP) and that allow it to reach a maximum speed of 250 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 1. 60 miles per hour (96 km/h) in 3.1 seconds.

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The Tesla Model S is still ahead on many points

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These numbers clearly improve the offering of this Lucid Air Pure RWD, which can actually go five miles (8 kilometers) more on a charge, because The California saloon is approved for an average US mileage of 405 miles (652 kilometers).. That’s more than the 634 kilometers approved by ‘our’ WLTP cycle, not forgetting that here the ‘cheapest’ Tesla Model S costs 94,990 euros. More so than on the other side of the sea.


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