Rivian puts (surprisingly tame) stickers on its EVs
Apparently, the Rivian R1S SUV will begin from U.S. $77,500 on its domestic market of North America, and the R1T pickup truck will start from $75,000.
This should make the duo quite attractive compared even to the new GMC Hummer, which will start from $112,595 and eventually get a $79,995 base spec.
An online car configurator will launch privately on November 16 for the customers who pre-ordered any of the Rivian vehicles, and will go public a week later. Actual sales should begin next summer, the truck hitting the showrooms first in June and the SUV following in August.
The Launch Edition will arrive ahead of the rest boasting a green paintjob, commemorative plaques and the full Adventure package. The latter will include skid plates, an audio system, a power-assisted tonneau cover, a tire inflator, and heated/ventilated seats wrapped in vegan-friendly fake leather. The Driver+ autonomous driving package will also be standard for all trims.
The cars will ship with a 135-kWh battery that should grant them up to 300 miles (483 km) of range. Two other battery sizes will arrive by 2022, rated for 250 and 400 miles (402 and 644 km, respectively). Entry-level “Explore” trim versions are also expected to appear on the lineup in January 2022, the R1T priced from $67,500 and the R1S from $70,000.
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