This Week In Trucks: Volume 40

2024 Lucid Gravity

The California-based luxury EV maker just announced its initial forthcoming two-or-three-row SUV: the Gravity.

2024 Lucid Gravity

There’s not a lot of info to go off of at the moment other than some teaser images that indicate the crossover shares strong design DNA with the Air sedan, for example the see-through Glass Canopy roof. Seating between five to seven adults, drivers can expect to see next-generation Glass Cockpit displays powered by fresh Lucid UX software.

Additional details including powertrain and battery specifics are likely to come in the New Year when orders open.

2024 Volvo EX90

Goodbye XC90, hello EX90. This new zero emissions flagship “represents the start of a new era for our company in which we set a decisive course for a fully electric future,” states Volvo on the corporate media website.

2024 Volvo EX90

The SUV features a twin-motor all-wheel drive setup making 517 horsepower and 671 lb-ft of torque. The 111-kilowatt-hour battery delivers approximately 600 kilometres of range on a single charge. And it’s not just the propulsion that’s green — the vehicle contains about 15 per cent recycled steel, 25 per cent recycled aluminum and 48 kilograms of recycled plastics and bio-based materials.

Interestingly, the EX90 is also the first Volvo to provide bi-directional charging meaning the battery can transfer surplus energy to be used in a home or other electronics. Deliveries should take place in Q1 of 2024.

2023 Lexus RX

Lexus’ uber-popular crossover just started production oh the fifth-gen version, built on the company’s Global Architecture-K (GA-K) platform and introduces an all-new Lexus Interface multimedia system.

2023 Lexus RX

The signature spindle grille undergoes yet another evolution, now embodying a chunkier, more 3-D look. GA-L gives the vehicle a lower centre of gravity, optimizes weight distribution and stiffens the body yielding a quiet, comfortable and well-handling driving experience. A 350 AWD gas and hybrid model will both continue to be offered, as well as a 500h variant combining a 2.4-litre turbocharged engine with front/rear electric motors creating a combined 366 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque.

Sales begin next month. The 2023 Lexus RX is built at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada plant in Cambridge, Ontario.

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