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Lucid Air Assessment (2023) | Autocar

Nonetheless, we had a plan, a route and a schedule so we headed downtown – and the site visitors instantly slowed to a crawl because the skies above stuffed with information helicopters to seize Trump’s actions. Most likely all of the fault of the mainstream media, or one thing…

The sluggish begin to the day allowed loads of time to get to know the Air’s cabin, which, like the outside, has a very refreshing really feel to it. There’s a wonderful combine of expertise and expertise, the previous coming from trim and supplies that embrace nappa leather-based, alpaca wool, Alcantara and carbon oak. Perceived high quality is excessive, with not one of the iffy panel gaps we discovered within the early-build automobile we drove final 12 months.

There’s additionally nice distinction within the color palette between the entrance and the rear, the previous being sportier and darker, whereas the latter is lighter and much more luxurious feeling. It’s what Lucid calls the ‘Tahoe’ inside color scheme, and it feels each idea car-like and coherent. It’s a convincing success.

Whereas Tesla pushes for minimalism by seemingly compressing the whole inside of its automobiles onto a single touchscreen, and the German manufacturers go for all-out showiness and expertise, the Air sits someplace between the 2. Operating throughout the dashboard is a slim, curved 32in ‘Glass Cockpit’, which is used for a driver show and infotainment display screen, all in 5K decision. This works with, and is basically managed by, a decrease centre console-mounted tablet-style touchscreen (with haptic suggestions), which is ready to disappear again into the console with a swipe for a bit of additional theatre. The graphics are slick, the format is sweet and all of it works effectively, with not one of the lag we skilled a 12 months in the past – though Apple CarPlay connectivity was intermittent. Pleasingly, bodily buttons stay for the temperature and fan controls.

We make it by way of downtown and over the Brooklyn Bridge, once more that panoramic roof coming in helpful for taking within the environment. However because the day warms up, all of that skyward- going through glass has a greenhouse impact on the cabin, forcing the air con to work a bit more durable. It’s a disgrace, too, that the solar visors look nearly like an afterthought, cheapening barely what’s in any other case a exceptional spectacle. (Sure, I do know, we had the same glass roof on the Citroën C4 Grand Picasso…)

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