- Jul 19, 2017
I'm mystified by what's going on. "Transport Evolved", which is heavily followed, was given a long test ride in a Beta car with significant wind noise issues and yet-to-be-finalized chassis tuning, even though more fully developed Gamma cars are in circulation.They should never have allowed the car to be displayed in this shape.
Amen. This shows the toe room in the rear of the EQS. It is not an optical illusion. I've seen a video in which a reviewer had half his foot shoved under the front seat. And the EQS seats have all the power features, including ventilation and massage, that Lucid will have, so it shouldn't be the need for mechanical room that necessitates the Lucid design.I'm still annoyed with the lack of toe room under the front seats.
I've sat in two Lucid Airs, and the rails are definitely massive. While I don't like the look, I'm willing to live with them if they contribute to making the car feel like a vault, as Rawlinson claims. If it turns out the car is not as rock solid feeling as suggested, I'm going to be one mad puppy.. . . the mass of those roof rails is a bit ridiculous.
I'm with you on the EQS looks. In fact, I actually hate the look of this car. Everything about it, from the Texas whorehouse / video arcade interior to the busy, over-chromed front end is a mess. I was thinking that if Lucid keeps dragging things out or disappoints with quality, I might just give up and wait for the AMG version of the EQS. But seeing this mess of a design scotched that notion.One positive note about the MB EQS "value" is that they will probably have MB Leasing available, so not much of a loss with only a 3 year investment. But the frumpy styling, lack of cargo space and limited range, makes me still stick with Lucid (for now).
I think it's clear that Rawlinson understands this, which is why he decided to take the flak for yet another production delay. The question is whether they can actually fix these issues -- and fix them before so many other premium EVs land on the market that everything that looked so groundbreaking about Lucid two years ago becomes old news.If these QC issues manifest themselves in the final product, Lucid won’t survive.
I went back and took another look at the video and you’re 100% correct. Somehow those narrow windows had eluded me. I don’t know the height of the reviewer, but it’s clear he has adequate headroom, so I doubt he’s 6’6”. You’re correct, this issue is also manifested when he’s in the driver’s seat. Not good.The Engadget video made something apparent I hadn’t noticed in previous videos and something I can’t live with: the gun slit windows. The reviewer sitting in the back seat is having to look under the canopy and when in the drivers seat the side glass is pinched as well. Very Camaro-esque and claustrophobic to boot. Also, the interior panel gap between the rear door and lower d-pillar trim is so wide, sunlight is casting down the gap 3”-4”. I realize gaps can be tightened but nothing can be done about cabin window heights. The Air is a very striking car and I really looked forward to owning one. However, an eTron GT just might hit the mark.
Pulling my reservation.