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Patent reveals new images of Lucid Motors’ Gravity SUV

Lucid’s astute forum members have uncovered news the automaker may or may not want the public to see yet. Patent images of Lucid Motors’ upcoming Gravity SUV were uncovered in a filing with the EUIPO.

The Gravity is not a production EV yet, but its patent images closely mimic the concept Lucid has teased. The public caught a glimpse of Lucid Motors’ Gravity after the unveiling of its flagship Air sedan.

Dream Edition, Lucid Air’s first trim, was originally scheduled to arrive this spring. It has since been pushed to sometime in the second half of 2021. This delay announcement came just days after Lucid announced a merger with SPAC Churchill Capital Corp IV ($CCIV).

Still, Lucid insists it is still on track with production of the Air sedans. Furthermore, CEO Peter Rawlinson said it is already preparing phase two of its AMP-1 production facility in Casa Grande, Arizona. The expansion should break ground at the end of this year to make space for Lucid Motors’ Gravity production. According to Rawlinson, “Project Gravity” is scheduled to be complete by 2023.

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Side by side comparison on the Gravity SUV concept and patent image

Patent images of Lucid Motors’ Gravity SUV

In a post from Lucid forum member evonthego, several patent images filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) show what a production Gravity may soon look like. To better see what has changed on the Gravity, we’ve put similar images side by side below for you.

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Top view of the Lucid Gravity

Let’s start up top. As you can see, Lucid has added a lot more glass to its roof compared to the concept images. This should let in a lot more natural light and help the interior cabin feel roomier overall.

It’s doubtful that Lucid ever planned to keep its name on the roof of the Gravity, either. This is a welcomed change, nonetheless.

Side view of the Lucid Gravity concept vs. patent

This side view offers some of the best evidence of changes on the patent Gravity compared to the concept. The front end appears to be slightly bigger, while the back end is noticeably so. The concept back end sort of bubbled out, but it appears Lucid has now moved the rear bumper out further. This should allow for more cargo.

Additionally, it looks like Lucid plans to add slightly wider glass to the rear as well, again allowing more natural light within the SUV and better visibility looking out the back. The wheelbase looks about the same from this angle.

Lucid Motors Gravity

Moving around to the rear (see also the featured image), we can see more evidence of a slightly longer back end. It’s hard to confirm a clear difference in the rear glass. However, the glass in the patent image does still look slightly wider toward the curving around each side.

Electrek‘s take

It’s interesting to see how images like these leak and how close they come to reality when a vehicle hits production. Remember to take these things with a grain of salt, as they are still only sketches, at least until Lucid Motors comes out and shares more details of the Gravity with us.

Secondly, kudos to the Lucid Forum for such great sleuthing. That group is always breaking news on this stuff, making our jobs easier. You may have pondered this as well, but don’t some of these details seem a bit too convenient at times?

This is pure speculation, but at a certain point, you have to wonder if Lucid is strategically leaving breadcrumbs in its own forums disguised as members? Again, no evidence to back that statement up. But with delays to the Air and fans of the company clamoring for more, why not share a nibble to appease the masses?

They are just patent sketches after all. Regardless of whom is dropping these little tidbits, it’s reassuring to see some progress on the Gravity. Perhaps Lucid Motors is closer to expanding into phase two at AMP-1 after all.

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