The upcoming R1T is an electric truck from Rivian, a new American firm that boasts a 300-mile range and lightning-fast acceleration. The crew-cab-only R1T, at 215.6 inches long, bridges the gap between mid-size pickups like the Ford Ranger.
Rivian R1T Price
|Rivian R1T||Starting from $68,145|
Rivian’s R1T is a brand new model that will start shipping to consumers before the end of 2021. It starts with the Launch Edition, which starts at $74,145, but there’s also the Explore trim level, which is more affordable.
Rivian R1T Specifications
|Range||300 Miles/ Charge|
|Battery Pack||135 KWh|
|Acceleration||0-60-mph in 3 seconds.|
Rivian R1T Electric Truck Highlights
The 2022 R1T comes standard with all-wheel drive, though it differs from the Tesla Model X in that each wheel is powered by its own electric motor. The R1T has up to 800 horsepower and a reported timing of 3.0 seconds from 0 to 60 mph.
At launch, an adjustable air suspension system will be standard, allowing the clearance height to be adjusted from eight to fourteen inches.
Every model in the R1T has an all-wheel drive with an electric motor at each wheel. This enables the R1T to do a tank turn, with the electric motor rotating the truck around its axle, turning the left wheels in the opposite direction to the right ones.
The R1T Launch Edition will be the first and only R1T available, and it will come with a 300-mile battery pack. The Launch Edition includes a number of driver-assistance systems as well as a variety of entertainment and communication technology.
However, supplies are limited, and if you miss out on the Launch Edition, Rivian still offers the Explore and the well-equipped Adventure models. For $10,000, a larger battery pack is available that is supposed to provide roughly 400 miles of driving range.
The R1 curved T’s dashboard has a big 16.0-inch infotainment display sunken within it, and a secondary digital readout serves as a programmable gauge display.
Individual features are represented as expandable tiles on the infotainment interface, with the primary options like navigation, media, climate controls, etc always visible at the bottom of the screen.
To decrease the system’s complexity, options slip out of the edge of tiles rather than plunging into submenus. Rivian has strangely chosen not to incorporate Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, both of which consumers may expect at this pricing point.
Rivian R1T Interior
Leather, wood, and spacious displays for both the instrument cluster and infotainment system adorn the R1interior. The T’s R1T comes with a spacious trunk under the hood, with a large storage compartment at the back of the cab.
Rivian claims the truck has a total of 12 cubic feet of lockable storage. The truck’s extensible and collapsible crossbar system allows gear to be mounted over the bed and cabin.