- Jul 19, 2017
Per this article below:There's a lot more information in this video than we have so far on the new Lucid website.
My initial thoughts from the reveal (and this video):
- I'm surprised there's so much variance in power output among the dual-motor versions (620 - 1080 hp)
- I'm surprised the tri-motor version will have only ~220 more hp than the Dream Edition (probably due to battery limitations)
- Good that the Dream Edition rear tires are 265mm in cross section to utilize more of the rear motor's torque
- I'm surprised there's a 38 mile variance in range between the 19" and 21" wheels, as both are aero designs
- I'm glad the 21" wheels are forged, because they'd weigh a ton with those spoke infills if they weren't
- I'm disappointed that electrochromic glass didn't make it to production
- I wish the Dream had the full range of exterior color choices
- I wish the Dream had more than one interior choice, although the Santa Monica looks better in the car than I thought it would
- I'm surprised there is only 1.6" difference in rear legroom between the smaller battery pack and the larger pack that fills the footwells
- I'm surprised the rear seat still cranks your knees up under you chin (the thing I like least about the Tesla Model S backseats)
- Those sun visors glued to the windshield are beyond hideous
- The rear seat headrests are nowhere near as attractive as in the alpha mock-ups
- I'm beginning to wonder if the $169k Dream Edition has a fold-down backseat center armrest, as it's never shown or mentioned (although the cut lines seem to be there)
- The new website is short on information that would be useful to buyers (UV and IR rejection of the canopy, usb plugs and media interfaces, gross vehicle weight, one-pedal driving or no, navigation graphics, rear passenger storage and cupholders)
We're going to get a black Dream Edition with the 21" wheels, unless we can get some color chips that change our minds.
On the new website, when you bring up the screen with the choices of the variants, there is a "Compare" button in the upper right corner. Click that and you will get some comparisons. Some of the info was under the "Specifications" tab on the new website main page. Some of it was in the video that LUCID posted at the head of this thread.Where did you get this info? I have been searching all over for it.
I'm 100% with you on this concern. Isn't legroom the distance between the front of the rear seat and the back of the front seat? Doesn't tell you anything about the "height" from the floor to the top of the seat cushion? Hopefully, one of us will be able to speak to our sales rep today.I'm still obsessing about the rear legroom and footwells. The Dream has 35.8" of legroom according to the specs on the new website. I checked the Mercedes S Class (whose rear I find very comfortable), and it has 34.1". So in terms of absolute numbers, the Lucid fares well. However, I'm very concerned that the guy in the video above made particular mention of how high his knees were, which is a big bugaboo I have with the Tesla rear seat. He also noted that there was no room to slip your feet under the front seats, which there is in the Mercedes. It's not just about absolute numbers; it's also about configuration of seating position. I'm still worried.
Yep. What's to configure? Color choice (only 3); wheel choice (only 2), and whether you want the Cold Weather package.Can't believe the hype about the configurator during the reveal.
Your list covers all of my questions except for one:Yep. What's to configure? Color choice (only 3); wheel choice (only 2), and whether you want the Cold Weather package.
Here's my first stab at the list of questions for my sales rep. If anyone would like to work with me to compose a consolidated list that we can send to our different reps (to compare answers to test consistency), please let me know:
NVH (Noise, Vibration, Harshness)
- Is there active noise cancellation (through the audio system)?
- Is acoustic glass used? If so, where?
- What are “semi-active dampers”?
Glass Canopy & Windows
- All glass blocks UV-B radiation. How much UV-A radiation is blocked by the canopy?
- Same question for windshield and side windows.
- What is the IR (infrared radiation) rejection of the canopy?
- What is the visible light transmission percentage of the canopy?
- What is the TSER (Total Solar Energy Rejection) rating of the canopy?
- Will the car have one-pedal driving (like Tesla), or will the brake pedal have to be depressed to activate regenerative braking (like the Taycan)?
Rear Seat Leg & Foot Room:
- How is the rear floorboard configured?
- Does the battery pack in the Dream Edition allow for any foot well recesses?
- We need a definitive photo of the rear foot wells in the Dream, as the photo on the new website is suspect, in that it does not seem to comport with the graphic of the Dream Edition battery back that puts battery modules in the footwell space.
- What are the drivetrain and battery warranties?
- What are the warranties on other elements of the car?
Dashboard & Convenience Features
- Will the lower screen display Google Maps or Google Earth images?
- What about USB ports and older media (CD player)?
- Does the rear seat have a fold-down center armrest? If so, what is in it (cupholders, USB ports, battery charging pads)?
- What is the gross vehicle weight?
- What are the differences in the HVAC with the Cold Weather package? I assume the Cold Weather heater is a heat pump instead of a resistance coil. What difference in range and vehicle weight does the heating choice make?
- What is the weight of the 21” forged wheels?
- What is the bolt pattern?
- What are the front and rear wheel offsets?