the electric pick-up opens its configurator with astonishing options

The Rivian R1T is (finally) approaching. After unveiling its prices, the electric pickup opens its online configurator and details its range.

Announced a few years ago, the Rivian R1T somewhat played the sea serpent. The presentation of the Tesla Cybertruck however electrocuted the brand installed in Plymouth, Michigan. After a long teaser campaign announcing its features, the electric utility is entering the market. It is now announcing its price list and opening its online configurator to interested customers.

Only two versions in the catalog

For its launch, the Rivian R1T is available in three versions, Launch Edition, Adventure or Explore. As the Launch Edition version is no longer available (the first depositories had the first scoop on the model), Rivian now opens its configurator to everyone, leaving the choice with the other two versions.

The range begins with the Rivian R1T Explore. In this version, the utility notably offers a manual tipper cover, a Suround audio system, heated seats and a textile interior. The technical part is common to both versions, but the R1T Explore takes a more civilized approach by dispensing with the Off-Road pack, which brings with it underbody guards, two tow hooks and an air compressor. The latter, however, is optional at a price of $ 2,000.

A wide range of wheels and tires to meet the needs

Either way, the utility can be dressed in nine colors, with flashy liveries like Red Canyon and Forest Green ($ 1,500) or Rivian Blue and Compass Yellow ($ 2,500). Depending on how riders will use their R1T, five rim designs are offered with a 20-inch All-Terrain lineup, a 21-inch Road model and two 22-inch Sport versions. Note that the simple black livery for the same model of rim requires an extension of $ 1,700.

Whatever the choice, Rivian trusts Pirelli to fit his off-roader. The All-Terrain rims are fitted with Pirelli Scorpion All-Terrain 275/65 R20 tires, effective in difficult terrain but not really suitable for preserving autonomy. The other models prefer gums more suited to bitumen, including the Scorpion Zero (275/50 R22).

An on-board kitchen for dining under the stars

The interior configuration catalog is particularly clean. In particular in the Explore version where only two upholstery are available (black or white). The Adventure version is more advanced and offers more inspiration here, like the Lucid Air. The choice of colors and materials is then representative: the blue-gray upholstery and the light wood veneers of the Ocean Coast evoke sandy beaches and the expanse of sea, while the Forest Edge version ($ 2,000) simulates the earth and the ambient colors of the undergrowth.

Like any good recreational vehicle, the Rivian R1T offers optional camp cooking. Housed just before the rear wheel arch under the skip, the folding device allows you to enjoy an extra kitchen with an induction hob, a sink supplied with water by a 15-liter tank and, as an option in the option (already posted at $ 5,000 dollars anyway), a kit of 30 utensils. Where appropriate, the location frees up additional cargo space.

The Max Pack: $ 62 per kilometer more!

Remember that the Rivian R1T has four electric motors that allow it to offer the Tank-Turn function. The whole thing is automatically powered by a 135 kWh battery, which promises 483 km of autonomy. This represents an average consumption of 27.8 kWh / 100 km.

Note that the manufacturer also offers the Max Pack which provides for a 185 kWh battery: with similar consumption, the range here climbs to 644 km. However, it will be necessary to think carefully before checking the option, billed at $ 10,000! Available from $ 67,500, the fully equipped Rivian R1T Adventure can fetch up to $ 98,000.

The R1S SUV more focused on family adventure

The utility isn’t the only one to make it into the lineup, and it comes with the Rivian R1S, which takes the form of a much more civilized SUV. By resting on the same skateboard platform from the manufacturer, it therefore retains the same technical characteristics of the pickup, including similar angles of attack and flight, the 311-liter frunk or the 4,990 kg of towing capacity.

Not surprisingly, the option catalog is (almost) similar, with the same color chart or tire options. The Rivian R1S, however, leaves the choice between a 5-seater or 7-seater configuration depending on the user’s needs. On the other hand, it is not possible to opt for the mobile kitchen, or even for the largest battery. In the two versions Explore or Adventure, the Rivian R1S claims an extension of $ 2,500 compared to the equivalent R1T.

Arrival in Europe scheduled for 2022

The Launch Edition versions will be the first to hit the road in summer 2021. US customers will have to wait until January 2022 to pick up the first Explore and Adventure models. The arrival in Europe of these models is not clearly specified, but R.J. Scaringe, the boss of the brand, recently announced that the models will be offered in Europe, in a configuration however revised to better adapt to the market.


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