Rivian revealed the price and release date of the R1T electric pickup truck and R1S SUV. The company also announced that its configurator will be available to pre-orders on November 16. Rivian will send an email to pre-orders to unlock early access to its configurator, and it will be open to the public on November 23.
Rivian will launch limited R1T and R1S releases in the United States in June 2021 and August 2021, respectively. It plans to start the delivery of R1T and R1S Launch Edition in Canada by November 2021. The company encourages pre-order holders who are interested in purchasing Launch Edition vehicles to book as early as possible because of the limited supply.
Rivian will provide two equipment kits in its configurator “Adventure” and “Explore”. Both equipment kits have the same transmission system and four-motor configuration, and have independent air suspension, active damping and electro-hydraulic roll control.
They are also equipped with a panoramic full glass roof, vegan leather seats, WiFi and 4G functions, and a 1000 lumens flashlight on the driver’s side door. Each package does have its own defined function.
The adventure kit is essentially a start-up version and does not include special start-up green paint options, interior branding and free wheel upgrades. It is the standard configuration of the Rivian off-road upgrade, which has an enhanced underbody shield and on-board air compressor. It also includes electric wine barrel lids and the company’s “Gear Guard” remote monitoring system.
Inside the vehicle, the Adventure Package is equipped with heated and cooled perforated vegan seats, a natural-textured ash wood cabin, and the electric truck manufacturer’s Rivian Elevation 360° audio system with removable Bluetooth speakers . The delivery of R1T and R1S Adventure Packages that are not part of the Launch Edition will begin in January 2022.
Rivian’s Explore Package is the most affordable decoration listed by the electric car manufacturer. It has a “sports interior” with a matte black finish throughout the cabin and heated vegan leather seats. The Discovery Pack also comes with a standard surround sound audio system.
Unlike Adventure Package, the lid of Explore Package is manual. Although, the panels of the barrel lid are designed to be locked together to serve as a camping table. Rivian will start delivering decorations for its Discovery package in January 2022.
Rivian has not disclosed all the specifications of the R1T EV pickup truck or R1S SUV. However, this clean energy vehicle manufacturer does share information about the battery packs of R1T and R1S vehicles and the driver assistance system called “Rivian Driver +”. Once the R1T and R1S configurators are put into use later this month, more detailed information about the specifications and functions of the R1T and R1S may be released.