2022 Lucid Air electric

MSRP $20,000

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2022 Lucid Air electric Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 15, 2021

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The American Electric car maker Tesla was the undisputed king in the EV segment with handsome sales across the country. It didn’t really face a serious competition from any other automaker owing to its technical monopoly which was unbeatable until its own former employee started a new company named Lucid. It has made some bold claims and showed the world how it is better than a Tesla. Like the 2021 model, the 2022 model will boast of a neat aerodynamic design with unique styling and modern sedan looks. The exclusive interior cabin of the new Air Electric sedan will be highly spacious and premium. The glass rooftop will live up to its atmospheric name “Air” 

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Pros

Sleek Design 

Many trim options

More Frunk Space 

Bi-Directional Charging Capabilities

Cons

A startup company 

Scarce Dealership Network

What's New?

New base trim named Air Pure

Will continue to be a part of Electrify America


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$20000

bodystyle

dr Sedan

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$20,000 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Lucid Air electric in Aluminum Silver color
Aluminum Silver

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The 2022 Lucid Air will be available in four trims namely the newly introduced Air Pure, Air Touring, Air Grand Touring and Air Dream Edition The price for the base trim i.e Air Pure starts at $ 70,000 and goes up to $ 166,000 for the top of the line Air Dream Edition. All the trims will offer different power outputs. The Lucid Air claims to use sustainable materials and have a coefficient of drag of just 0.21. The Lucid Air will face some stiff competition from its home grown rival Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan 4S. 

2022 Lucid Air electric Features

The 2022 Lucid Air will be available in four trims namely the Air Pure, Air Touring, Air Grand Touring and Air Dream Edition. The Air Pure is newly introduced and will be a base trim for the 2022 model. All the four trims target a different set of buyers. Each trim varies in power output and the range offered by them is also different. 

Trims 

Air Pure 

Air Touring 

Air Grand Touring 

Air Dream Edition 

MSRP(&)

70,000

87,600

131,800

161,800

Key Features 

Single motor, rear wheel drive 

Dual motor, all wheel drive

Dual motor, all wheel drive

Dual motor, all wheel drive

 

480 HP/406 miles range

620 HP/ 406 miles range

800 HP/ 517 miles range

1080 HP/ 503 miles range

 

19” Aero range wheels as standard 

20” Aero Lite wheels as standard 

21 “ Aero blade wheels 

21 “ exclusive dream edition wheels

 

Pure Luxe leather alternative interior with Mojave theme 

Selection of Premium Natural grain leather interiors 

with natural wood trim

Selection of Nappa Full grain leather interiors 

Exclusive Santa Monica interior , natural wood trim and Alcantara inserts

 

Dream Drive including hardware for Level 2 functionality

Optional Canopy Glass roof 

Glass Canopy roof as standard 

Dream Drive including hardware for Level 3 functionality

We Recommend

We would recommend the Air Touring trim as it imbibes most of the necessary features with high power output and decent range. It is also less pricier than its higher trims which come with many luxuries to pamper you and better performance, but at a very steep price. You also have the option to avail the canopy glass roof , if you are a fan of sky watching with the Air Touring trim.

Release Date

Reservations are open on the official website and you can reserve one for $300 and wait for your Lucid Air while it's made at the company’s factory in Casa Grande, Arizona. The Air Pure is expected to start reaching customers in early 2022. The remaining three models are expected to come to the market later in 2021 and the Dream Edition will be reaching the customers in the spring of next year. 

2022 Lucid Air electric Engine and Performance

The 2022 Lucid Air tries to satisfy performance needs for different categories of buyers. The one looking for a value for money EV product can opt for the base trim Air Pure which incorporates a single electric motor that outputs 480 HP. The second trim, Air Touring incorporates dual motors that puts out 620 HP. The third trim, Air Grand Touring also incorporates dual motors and output is rated at 800 HP. 

The wildest and performance oriented Dream Edition also comes with dual motors and enormous 1080 HP which is claimed to complete a 0-60 mph in just 2.5 seconds and a quarter mile drag in under 10 seconds. The Air will also be supported by Air suspension which as per the company’s claims will offer a comfortable ride over various surfaces. The lower centre of gravity will aid in offering better handling.

Models (2022)

Lucid Air Touring

Tesla Model S Long Range

Porsche Taycan Turbo

MSRP

$87,800

$73,120

$151,000

Engine

Dual Electric motors

Dual Electric Motors

Dual Electric Motors

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

Automatic

1 Direct speed

2 speed automatic

Power 

620 HP

670 HP

670 HP

Torque 

-

-

-

0-60 mph (sec)

NA

2.4

3.0

Quarter Mile (sec)

NA

9.9

10.0

Top Speed (mph)

165

155

161

The Lucid Air offers more powerful options but comparing the Touring trim with the competition, it is lacking behind by 50 HP. Both its rivals, Tesla Model S and Porsche Taycan offer 670 HP and do a 0-60 sprint in 2.4 and 3.0 seconds respectively. We expect the Lucid Air Touring performance to be in a similar ballpark. All the cars in the comparison come with dual motors and offer AWD as standard. Although the Porsche would offer more agile handling owing to its performance heritage.

2022 Lucid Air electric Fuel Economy

The 2022 Lucid Air claims to be the fastest charging electric car with its Wunderbox fast charging solution. It claims to add about 300 miles to your driving range with just 20 minutes of charging which is considered to be insanely quick as per today’s standards. The Tesla and Taycan can also be fast charged at supercharging stations at high voltages of 800-900 volts. The Lucid can offer a combined driving range of 406 miles on a single charge. It’s MPGe ratings for city and highway driving conditions are not officially available but we expect it to be better than the competition owing to its energy saving solutions.

Models (2022)

Lucid Air Touring

Tesla Model S Long Range

Porsche Taycan Turbo

MPGe (City)

-

124

71

MPGe (Highway)

-

115

75

MPGe (Combined)

-

120

73

Charging Time (Wall Connector)

Overnight 

11.8 hrs

12 hrs

Range (City/Hwy/Combined) 

406

405

212

The Lucid Air Touring is definitely a range champion and can travel 406 miles per full charge. On the other end Tesla comes second with its 405 mile range and then comes the Porsche taycan with just 212 miles per full charge. The Porsche was never made to be a range champion and tries to save weight by using a lower capacity battery. However the range can be extended to 275 miles by using the Performance Battery Plus package.

2022 Lucid Air electric Interior

The interiors of the 2022 Lucid Air will be the same as the 2021 model. The Lucid Air incorporates one of the most luxurious and top notch interiors in the EV-segment. It has an aerodynamic profile on the outside and from the inside comes with very good cargo capacity and adequate space for passengers. The dashboard design is very minimal with a huge 34” 5K touchscreen display mounted on it and displays all the information you would ever need to know.The steering wheel comes with many toggles and switches mounted on it and they are finished in chrome.If you are a sky lover, you would love the Glass Canopy roof which is optional in first two trims and comes as standard with the higher two trims

The automatic climate control system takes care of ambient cabin temperature and the front dashboard layout ensures an airy and light feel. The interiors differ slightly with respect to the trim you select. The Air Pure gets you PurLuxe leather alternative interior with Mojave theme.The Touring trim gets natural grain leather interior and wood trim. The Grand Touring trim gets Nappa Leather Upholstery with Alcantara and natural wood inserts. The Dream Edition offers the most luxurious interiors and comes with Santa Monica interior with Nappa leather, wood trim and Alcantara inserts.

Models (2022)

Lucid Air Touring

Tesla Model S Long Range

Porsche Taycan Turbo

Seating Capacity

5

5

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.5/58.3/41.5

38.8/57.7/42.7

39.3/57.1/42.4

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.3/54.5/37.4

35.3/55.0/35.4

36.5/55.1/35.3

Trunk and Frunk Capacity- Combined (cubic feet)

23.2

31

15.8

The 2022 Lucid Air will offer better headroom across both the rows and class-leading leg space. As a result the rear seat passengers are going to be in a happy and comfortable space. It will offer a decent cargo capacity of 23.2 ft combining the trunk and frunk capacities together. The Model S offers better cargo capacity than both of its rivals. The Taycan Turbo offers the least cargo capacity and hence is the least practical of all. It can fit just 4 passengers whereas the Lucid and Tesla cars can fit 5 passengers comfortably. 

Some of the standout interior features of the 2022 Lucid Air will be:

  • Glass Canopy Roof 
  • Steering Mounted Controls 
  • Mojave themed PurLuxe leather alternative interior
  • Nappa Leather Upholstery with Alcantara and natural wood inserts
  • Santa Monica interior with Nappa leather, wood trim and Alcantara inserts.
  • Automatic Climate Control System 
  • Ambient lighting 

How intuitive is the 2022 Air’s infotainment unit?

The 2022 Lucid Air will be equipped with a sophisticated and high tech infotainment system.Like the 2021 model,it will come with a never seen before 34” touch screen glass cockpit with 5K resolution. It is bound to offer crisp graphics and quick touchscreen response. The floating dashboard will aid in increasing the roominess of the cabin and will come with a retractable pilot panel on the centre console. It will also incorporate voice recognition software to recognise natural speech patterns. The latest Amazon Alexa software will be added to the system for fast command response. The system also supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay 

The centre console screen will control fan settings, seat settings etc and the main glass display on the dashboard will be divided into three main sections namely the warning, speedometer and the multimedia control. For a better musical experience Lucid Air has partnered with Dolby Atmos to offer a never before music experience in a car. It boasts of a 21-speaker set up to give you an immersive music experience like never before. Such a set-up is bound to make your journeys musical and memorable.

Some of the standout infotainment features of the 2022 Lucid Air will be:

  • Surreal Sound System with Dolby Atmos Support 
  • 21-Speaker system for an immersive experience
  • 34” Glass Cockpit Display with 5K resolution 
  • Amazon Alexa Compatibility 
  • Android Auto 
  • Apple CarPlay

2022 Lucid Air electric Exterior

The 2022 Lucid Air will incorporate beauty and functionality in one combined package. It looks sleek and modern from any angle you look at it. It has an aerodynamic drag coefficient of just 0.21 which is one of the lowest in the industry. The outer design is inspired from an aircraft with clean lines in every detail to create fluidity in every element. Even the sensors were sculpted in such a way that they do not obstruct the airflow and work seamlessly from within. An instant future revolution can be felt just by taking a glimpse of the canopy glass rooftop.

The front fascia is minimal with jewel type LED headlights and lowered hood.The new Lucid Air gets a lengthy body with a relatively low height for better high-speed stability and aerodynamic leverage.The sides are a plain affair and no strong character lines are present.At the rear a sweeping speedform tail light creates an uninterrupted impression of light and depth. The wheels are offered in different sizes depending upon the trim you select. But all the wheels look modern and blend well with the overall fluidic design language.

Models (2022)

Lucid Air Touring

Tesla Model S Long Range

Porsche Taycan Turbo

Curb Weight(lbs)

NA

4883

5132

Length 

195.9

196.0

195.39

Width 

76.3

77.3

77.40

Height 

55.1

56.9

54.25

Ground Clearance 

NA

4.6

4.8

Wheelbase 

116.5

116.5

114.7

The 2022 Lucid model will come with a lower height than its rivals which will aid in aerodynamic efficiency. The ground clearance and curb weight have not been disclosed by the company yet. But we expect it to be in the similar ballpark as the Tesla Model S. Both of them share the same wheelbase which helps with high speed stability on highways. The Porsche Taycan with its shorter wheelbase will provide better handling.

Some of the standout exterior features of the 2022 Lucid Air will be:

  • Glass Canopy Roof
  • LED Headlights and Tail Lamps
  • Body Flush door handles
  • Six exterior colours 
  • 0.21 Drag Coefficient

2022 Lucid Air electric Safety

The Lucid Airmodel has not been tested by the NHTSA and IIHS as of yet. So safety ratings for the same are not yet available. The structure of the Lucid Air is made of bonded aluminium for solid structural rigidity. Also, the Lucid Air gets the top level advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) and safety features. It incorporates a Dream Drive assistance system with as many as 32 sensors, including the latest camera, radar, and ultrasonic technology, plus a high-res LIDAR that uses laser beams to measure distance from objects. It also passes the Level 3 autonomous driving ability and the models will get over the air updates for better learning. 

Some of the standout safety features of the 2022 Lucid Air will be:

  • Available adaptive cruise control with lane-keeping assist
  • Available Blind Spot monitoring
  • Available Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Available Automated Emergency Braking
  • Available Forward collision warning 

2022 Lucid Air electric Competition

2022 Lucid Air V/S 2022 Tesla Model S 

The 2022 Lucid Air has to compete with the Tesla Model S which will be its closest competitor. Tesla has been around for a while and has made a name for itself. So, it would be difficult to enter the segment which is ruled by the Tesla monopoly. However the Lucid Air comes with futuristic styling, great features and upmarket interiors and makes a strong USP for itself. The Lucid Air top model beats the Tesla Model with higher power output. It also claims to offer a class leading range of 503 miles

2022 Lucid Air V/S 2022 Porsche Taycan Turbo

The 2022 Porsche Taycan Turbo is more of an enthusiast's car than a practical offering. It is priced higher than most of the competitors and offers less range as compared to them. It also loses out on the practicality front. The Taycan will also miss out on autonomous driving features that the Lucid Air will incorporate and offer a better driving experience. The Porsche is purely for track maniacs and not a family hauler for sure.

2022 Lucid Air electric Final Verdict

The 2022 Lucid Air is a window to the future and will show the world how electric vehicles with self-driving abilities and better technological features are the only future of the automotive industry. The Lucid Air does many things right and is a more refined form of a Tesla in many ways. Only time can say how much success will the 2022 Lucid Air enjoy post its sale across America. But Tesla now has a formidable rival for sure which has come to end its monopoly.

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