After launching their 100% electric R1T pickup truck last night, the EV start-up, Rivian, is now tracking with an all-electric SUV built on the same platform.
The SUV version calls R1S and shares a platform with the R1T. It has almost all the same incredible features as the electric van.
We talk about quadruple electric motors, from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds, from 105 kWh to 180 kWh batteries for a range of up to 410 km, and more.
The different form factor mainly results in different utilitarian features.
With the RS1, you have no bed but you win a third row for up to 7 passengers.
The other specifications are pretty much the same, except that the R1S is a bit shorter and does not have all the same utilitarian features as the van:
2nd and 3rd row seats fold flat to make room for any equipment required.
It is also equipped with a tailgate and a small tailgate:
"The rear of the R1S includes a hatchback and a hatchback, with the hatchback providing space to sit and get ready for activities, large or small, ranging from preparation to the mountain to ski tightening.
The SUV also has the same digital and autonomous driving characteristics as the van we talked about yesterday.
We are currently at the vehicle launching ceremony and will update this message with more details as they become available.
Here are some pictures of the Rivian R1S released today:
The luxury SUV segment is probably the one that is the fastest converted to the electric system with vehicles such as the X model, the Audi e-tron, the Mercedes-Benz EQC and the Jaguar I-Pace. Now the Rivian R1S is added to the list.
That said, it is probably comparable to the Tesla X model only in size.
With the exception of the X model, all these other SUVs do not have a 7-seater option and they just are not that big.
The R1S certainly has the X model on the range with the largest battery versions, but who knows what Tesla will offer in the next 2 years, when Rivian will put the vehicle on the market.
It's also best for off-road driving if you like that kind of thing.
The R1S is certainly not as unique as the van and that's why I'm not so enthusiastic about it, but it makes perfect sense for Rivian to leverage his work on the van to create an SUV and it is a popular addition to the market.
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