I was treated to a short test drive in the Motor Trend Car of 2022, the Lucid Air, and specifically the Grand Touring version. With up to 516 miles (825 kilometers) of range, up to 1,050 horsepower (more than twice as much as my Tesla Model 3 Performance) at a price starting at $154,000, the car offers a lot.
The space in the vehicle is tremendous. I sat in the back while driving and had a lot of space for my feet. The inside is very luxurious and well finished, with lots of details. The vehicle rides very comfortably, and is great for long trips. I was particularly taken with the panoramic roof, which allows you to sit almost in the open air.
The trunk and frunk are also very large. They currently offer the most storage space of any electric car. Here’s a little video from that joyride in California.
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This article was also published in German.