If you’re an automotive journalist, generally you spend a number of hours testing a automotive and are left with such a destructive impression that you just marvel for days whether or not you have been perhaps simply in a nasty temper. Then, generally you drive a automotive and it leaves such an overwhelmingly constructive impression you can’t assist pondering you could have been blissed out of your thoughts, that the automotive can’t have actually been that good.
I used to be left with these types of doubts after getting some seat time in a Lucid Air sedan earlier this yr. It was a brief demo a number of hours from my residence, early spring on roads nonetheless torn up from the winter’s worst. I couldn’t consider how effectively that automotive dealt with all of the frost heaves and potholes whereas nonetheless hustling and handing over ways in which no 5,200-pound sedan ought to. Later, on the drive residence in my humble Subaru, I used to be already questioning myself. It couldn’t have been that good.
Quick-forward about 9 months and I lastly had an opportunity to take a Lucid residence, a $139,000 Air Grand Touring to be particular. After a full week of placing this automotive via its paces on acquainted roads, hauling every part from household to groceries and even testing it in chilly climate, I’m glad to report that I used to be not deranged throughout that first drive. My preliminary impressions have been on the mark. This factor is stellar.