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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Large SUV
Infotainment: Apple CarPlay icon Apple CarPlay   Android Auto icon Android Auto  

The young American electric carmaker Rivian announced the seven-passenger SUV simultaneously as the R1T pickup.

While it wasn't the first electric SUV on the market, the R1S featured innovative solutions that made it an excellent off-road vehicle and a family car as well. It shared most of its components with its pickup brother, but some differences made it stand apart from the rest of the 4x4 vehicles.

The R1S featured a two-box bodywork like most of the SUVs on the market. It stood on a shortened version of its pickup brother, but it was the same vehicle up to the B-pillar. The carmaker designed a shorter rear overhang and a closed trunk with windows on all sides in the back.

Inside, Rivian tried to offer the vehicle in three versions and then added more package options. But the safety was not optional, and the car was fit for the level 2 autonomous driving mode. Like its mid-sized pickup, the SUV featured an electro-chromatic panoramic glass-roof that could be tinted or lightened according to the driver's mood. Rivian installed a wide touch-screen for various car functions and the infotainment system in the middle of the dashboard. Instead of a regular instrument cluster, the driver relied on another display.

For the powertrain, the R1T featured four electric motors for the entire range. The base version featured fewer battery cells than the full version, but that still gave it a range of over 200 miles (320 km). The middle version was the quickest one, rocketing from 0 to 60 in three seconds. Rivian stated that the range was 400 miles (640 km) for the top of the range version. Its pneumatic suspension allowed a 14" (35 cm) ground clearance and a wading depth of 3 ft (1 m).

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RIVIAN R1S 2021 - Present
  3 electric
  • 105 KWh (408 HP)
  • 135 KWh (764 HP)
  • 180 KWh (710 HP)

RIVIAN R1S 105 KWh (408 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  105 KWh (408 HP)
Power
300.1 KW @ - RPM
408 HP @ - RPM
402 BHP @ - RPM
Torque
413 lb-ft @ 7000 RPM
560 Nm @ 7000 RPM
Fuel System
Electric
Fuel
Electric
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top speed (electrical)
125 mph (201 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
5.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
DIMENSIONS
Length
198.4 in (5039 mm)
Width
67.3 in (1709 mm)
Height
71.7 in (1821 mm)
Wheelbase
121.1 in (3076 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.1 in (206 mm)
Cargo Volume
11.7 cuFT (331 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
5842 lbs (2650 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
7650 lbs (3470 kg)
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
Nominal Capacity
105 kWh
Range
240 miles (386.2 km)

RIVIAN R1S 135 KWh (764 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  135 KWh (764 HP)
Power
562 KW @ - RPM
764 HP @ - RPM
754 BHP @ - RPM
Torque
413 lb-ft @ 1120-14000 RPM
560 Nm @ 1120-14000 RPM
Fuel System
Electric
Fuel
Electric
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top speed (electrical)
125 mph (201 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
3.1 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
DIMENSIONS
Length
198.4 in (5039 mm)
Width
67.3 in (1709 mm)
Height
71.7 in (1821 mm)
Wheelbase
121.1 in (3076 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.1 in (206 mm)
Cargo Volume
11.7 cuFT (331 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
5842 lbs (2650 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
7650 lbs (3470 kg)
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
Nominal Capacity
135 kWh
Range
310 miles (498.9 km)

RIVIAN R1S 180 KWh (710 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  180 KWh (710 HP)
Power
522 KW @ - RPM
710 HP @ - RPM
700 BHP @ - RPM
Torque
413 lb-ft @ 1120-14000 RPM
560 Nm @ 1120-14000 RPM
Fuel System
Electric
Fuel
Electric
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top speed (electrical)
125 mph (201 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
3.3 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
DIMENSIONS
Length
198.4 in (5039 mm)
Width
67.3 in (1709 mm)
Height
71.7 in (1821 mm)
Wheelbase
121.1 in (3076 mm)
Ground Clearance
8.1 in (206 mm)
Cargo Volume
11.7 cuFT (331 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
5842 lbs (2650 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
7650 lbs (3470 kg)
POWER SYSTEM SPECS
Nominal Capacity
180 kWh
Range
410 miles (659.8 km)
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