The Lucid Air is finally here and so is their online configurator
What do you think of the model I built for myself?
After so many years of anticipation and rumours and speculation, the Lucid Air is finally here and it looks rather nice. It's made in California, all-electric powertrain of course, and even the base model comes in with competitive performance and range figures. The price is sort of okay-ish, too.
Along with the Air Dream Edition, the first available model, Lucid also released an online configurator you can use to build your own Lucid Air. There are four models in the line-up: Air Dream Edition, Air Grand Touring, Air Touring and entry-level Air.
The Air Dream Edition, available from Spring 2021, up to 503 miles of range, 1,080 hp and a $169,000 price tag.
The Air Grand Touring, with deliveries expected in Summer 2021, up to 517 miles of range, 800 hp and $139,000 price tag.
The entry-level Air, the cheapest version you can buy starting below $80,000, is only going to be available in 2022, which is why I eventually settled for the fourth version available, the Air Touring, which is the one I used for my configuration. I decided to spec my virtual Lucid based on the Air Touring because if I were actually buying this car, with real money, this would probably be the most sensible proposition mostly because the standard Air, which is cheaper, is still two years away. This particular model packs 600+ hp, which is more than enough, a decent 400-mile range and it is also the only model starting below $100,000.
So let's build a car.
This particular version is available with four paint options - Stellar White, Infinite Black, Cosmos Silver, Quantum Grey and Zenith Red - and I opted for the red paint, which is actually a deep, rich metallic burgundy. The glass canopy is included in the price.
Three wheel options - 19, 20 and 21 inches - and I went for the 21-inch Aero Blade wheels simply because they look better than the other two designs.
Three colorways available:
Santa Cruz - a combination of Nappa and Natural Grain leather in Lucid Black (front seats only) and Ceramic White with Walnut inserts.
Tahoe - a combination of Nappa and Natural Grain leather in Lucid Black (front seats only) and Saddle with Carbon Oak inserts.
Mojave - which is essentially the black-on-black-on-black version with black leather and black Carbon Oak inserts.
I picked the Santa Cruz.
Level 3 autonomy is available (for free) but I didn't bother with that, but I did select the premium 21-speaker audio package because, as James once, I need a "banging stereo for me tunes".
There's also a Cold Weather Package, cold weather floor mats and an optional Performance Package (no idea what that does, no details provided).
Let me start by saying that Lucid allows you to save pictures of your build from each angle at the click of a button and they get my thumbs-up for that because most manufacturers make it so complicate to save pictures from the online configurator. Some won't even you let do that so you have to use screenshots.
So there you go, my all-wheel drive, 620-hp Lucid Air Touring would set me back $95,000.
You can build your Lucid Air here.