Lucid's been showcasing a few of the Air's peripheral features and accessories lately, so here's a quick round-up to bring you up to speed.
The Lucid App
Lucid recently put out a video showcasing the features of its smartphone app which allows drivers to adjust settings and operate parts of their vehicles remotely. In the short video below, we see that the app lets users unlock the doors in addition to opening the frunk, trunk, and charging door remotely. The Air's HVAC system, headlights, and horn can be operated, while charging support comes in the form of a charge status indicator plus the ability to remotely stop the charging process or set a limit where the car will automatically stop taking on juice. The app also gives owners the power to initiate updates remotely, and looks like it'll be compatible with smart watches.
This one's part of Lucid's upcoming line of "Lucid Approved Accessories" and was shared in a tweet by Lucid's VP of Marketing, Jeff Curry. With a rounded, low-profile design the roof rack will aim to keep the Air (already one of the most aerodynamic cars on sale today) as slippery as possible to maintain its record-breaking efficiency. According to Curry's tweet, the roof rack supports mounting points for bikes and skis, with an aerodynamic roof box like the one teased by Lucid around Christmas also in the works.
First appearance of upcoming Lucid-designed integrated roof rack system. Will enable array of attachments for bikes, skis and even a very special aerodynamic roof box. Arriving soon to Lucid Approved Accessory line for #LucidAir $LCID pic.twitter.com/ISK4FIbpJf— Jeff Curry (@jcurry) March 15, 2022
Lucid Air Station Wagon?
Alright, this one definitely falls into the category of wishful thinking but it's still definitely worth a look. Render artist and video creator Marouane Bembli (@thesketchmonkey) posted this rendering of a long-roof Lucid to his Instagram page and it's fair to say the Air's sleek, low-slung styling really lends itself to an extended greenhouse design. Unfortunately there are a couple of roadblocks for a Lucid station wagon, and the first is, of course, the upcoming Project Gravity SUV which will serve as Lucid's larger family hauler. Couple that with the fact that American buyers don't seem to like wagons and a Lucid estate looks even less likely to see production, BUT, Audi recently showed off the extremely handsome A6 Avant e-tron concept and everybody loved it. Lucid wants to take on the high-rolling Germans, so...? Your move, Lucid.
James Walker is an Automotive Journalist at Torque News focusing on Lucid Motors. If it's got wheels he's interested, and he's looking forward to seeing what kind of cars the EV revolution brings us. Whether it's fast, slow, new, or old, James wants to have a look around it and share it in print and on video, ideally with some twisty roads involved. You can connect with James on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.