Lucid Air Pure, Air Touring debut with landmark drag coefficient for production cars

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The Lucid Air Pure and Air Touring just debuted. Along with their launches, Lucid also announced a landmark drag coefficient for all Air models.

“Performance. Range. Luxury. Technology. Design. It’s all here in the newly expanded Lucid Air model lineup as Air Pure and Air Touring – with their remarkably spacious interiors – take their place alongside Air Grand Touring, Grand Touring Performance, and the recently announced Air Sapphire,” said Lucid Group CEO and CTO Peter Rawlinson. 

“Air Touring matches the landmark 4.6 miles per kWh efficiency of the Grand Touring – albeit at a more affordable price point – an important incremental step to making ultra-efficient EVs more attainable,” he added.

Drag Coefficient of Lucid Air Models

During Lucid Air Pure and Air Touring development, the EV automaker improved the drag coefficient (Cd) of all Air models. Last November, the Lucid Air impressed with a drag coefficient of .200. For comparison, the Tesla Model S Plaid has a drag coefficient of .208. 

This year, Lucid topped itself by dropping the drag coefficient of all Air models down to .197. The company emphasized that the new drag coefficient of its Air models makes the lineup the most aerodynamically efficient production cars on the market. 

The Lucid Air Pure Debut

On November 15, the Lucid Air Pure debuted. It comes in two configurations: the Dual-Motor, All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) Air Pure and the single-motor, Rear-Wheel-Drive version. The Dual-Motor AWD Air Pure delivers up to 480 horsepower.

The Air Pure uses Lucid’s Long Range battery pack, made of 18 modules instead of the 22 modules that comprise the Extended Range battery pack. The Long Range battery pack’s fewer modules make the Air Pure more efficient on the road. 

The AWD variant received an EPA-estimated range of 410 miles. The Air Pure comes standard with Lucid’s Wunderbox technology with high-speed charging rates that deliver up to 200 miles of additional range within 15 minutes. 

Lucid plans to start producing Dual-Motor AWD Air Pure vehicles next month. Initial customer deliveries of Dual-Motor AWD Air Pure EVs are expected to begin before the end of the year. In 2023, Lucid plans to launch the single motor RWD Air Pure variants. 

The Lucid Air Touring Debut

While all the Lucid Air models are impressive, the Air Touring offers the most impressive options for customers at an excellent price point.

“Lucid Air Touring offers more power, greater range, and faster charging than anything else in its category, with an extraordinary fusion of performance and interior space. It sits in the heart of the Lucid Air family and offers the most options and flexibility – allowing customers to create a version that precisely fits their needs,” noted the company. 

The Lucid Air Touring launches with a Dual-Motor AWD powertrain, which delivers 620 horsepower. It can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.4 seconds. 

The Air Touring is equipped with Lucid’s 18-module Long Range battery pack like the Air pure. With the Long Range battery Pack, the Air Touring has the highest driving efficiency of any Lucid Air vehicle to date at 4.62 miles per kilowatt hour. It has an EPA-estimated range of 425 miles. 

Air Pure, Air Touring Prices

The Lucid Air Pure starts at $87,400 plus an additional $5,500 for the Dual-Motor AWD drivetrain. Air Pure purchases include the Lucid User Experience with Navigation, Lucid’s DreamDrive advanced driver assistance system, and complimentary charging at Electrify America stations. 

The Dual-Motor AWD Lucid Air Touring starts at $107,400. Features included in the Air Touring are the Lucid User Experience with Navigation, and complimentary charging at Electrify America stations. Lucid’s DreamDrive will be available with the Air Touring by Q1 2023.

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Lucid Air Pure, Air Touring debut with landmark drag coefficient for production cars
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