Rivian R1T and R1S: Here’s how I’d spec them – Roadshow

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Rivian Blue is one of the best shade.


Most of the people will not be capable of configure a Rivian R1S SUV or R1T truck till Nov. 23. However when you preordered one in all these new EVs, the configurator opens this week. And because of some early entry credentials, meaning it is time for me to hop in and configure my dream off-road EV.

The primary two fashions to reach would be the R1T Launch Version in June 2021 adopted by the R1S Launch Version in August. The R1T truck might be priced at $75,000 whereas the R1S will price $77,500. Neither worth consists of federal tax incentives or the still-unknown vacation spot cost.

Each autos will launch with the midrange 300-mile battery pack. The 400-mile pack comes on-line in January 2022 for the R1T, and it is unclear when the R1S might be out there with this. A lower-range 250-mile possibility might be out there finally, too. In order for you the 400-mile battery pack in your R1T, you are an additional $10,000.

The one customary exterior shade selections are launch inexperienced, LA silver and glacier white. In order for you purple canyon, midnight, limestone, forest inexperienced or El Cap granite, it’s going to price you $1,500. The ultra-pretty Rivian blue and compass yellow are $2,500. The black mountain and ocean coast inside shade schemes are freed from cost, however forest edge is an extra $2,000. You might dig a darkish inexperienced inside, however my style is rather more consistent with the intense ocean coast.

As for wheels, you may get 20-, 21- or 22-inch rollers on the Launch Version, all for a similar worth. For those who spec the Journey or Discover packages, 21s come customary, with numerous types of 20s and 22s costing additional.

You will have to attend till January 2022 in order for you the Journey bundle, which prices the identical because the Launch Version. The Discover trim turns into out there at the moment, too, priced from $67,500 on the R1T and $70,000 on the R1S. You possibly can check out my earlier story for extra data on what’s included in every.

Need the onboard camp kitchen with its induction cooktop, sink and 4-gallon water tank? That’ll be $5,000. That kitchen possibility is fairly costly contemplating I should purchase a Skottle grill for beneath $400 — heck, even an old-school Coleman propane range prices lower than $50. Plus, the camp kitchen is heavy and takes up all of the area within the gear tunnel. The kitchen is detachable, however nonetheless, no thanks.

Personally, I would skip the kitchen, and save an additional $7,500 by selecting the Discover as a substitute of the Journey. Sure, meaning I am going to need to pay additional to get the off-road improve pack that comes bundled with the Journey trim, which incorporates tow hooks, an onboard air compressor and bolstered underbody safety. However that is a $2,000 possibility, so I nonetheless come out forward. I lose out on ventilated seats, an influence tonneau cowl, an upgraded sound system and a few good inside touches, however I am undecided any of that’s definitely worth the $5,500 I am saving.

I am going to take my R1T Discover in Rivian Blue ($2,500), pairing it with the Ocean Coast inside and 20-inch wheels ($1,800). All advised my dream R1T involves $83,800. For those who load it up with every thing, you possibly can hit $98,000. Yikes. My excellent R1S is the Launch Version, because it’s unclear when the bigger battery pack might be supplied. If I select the compass yellow shade scheme, I am $80,000.

Wish to mess around on the configurator your self? You will have to attend till Nov. 23. Within the meantime, you’ll want to learn my full account of driving the R1T off road in the desert for eight days. Hopefully it’s going to get you as stoked as I’m.

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Emme Hall