The all-new, all-electric luxury Lucid Air won the 2022 MotorTrend Car of the Year award, beating 24 competitors from major manufacturers.
Lucid notes that it’s the first instance in which the initial product from a new automotive brand has been awarded the “Golden Calipers.”
It means also that the Lucid Air repeats the achievement of the Tesla Model S, which in December 2012 was announced as the 2013 Motor Trend Car of the Year, right after the launch in mid-2012.
According to MotorTrend Car of the Year, the Lucid Air excels in six key criteria – efficiency, value, advancement in design, engineering excellence, safety, and performance of the intended function – evaluated by the judges.
As a result, it beat high-profile finalists, including the Mercedes-Benz EQS and Porsche Taycan, as well as conventional models like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class or more mainstream Honda Civic.
Especially the efficiency appears to be something that stole the show, as Lucid Air is one of the most efficient cars ever with energy consumption as low as 4.6 miles per kWh EPA (Grand Touring version) and 4.4 miles per kWh EPA (limited Dream Edition Range version). With a battery of up to 118 kWh (Dream Edition) it allows to achieve a range of up to 520 miles (837 km) on a single charge according to the EPA test methodology.
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