2021 Rivian R1S Won’t Be Outshine By Sibling

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We got to see the new Rivian R1T electric pickup truck yesterday and we were pretty impressed with what Rivian had to offer. Today, they took the covers off the other model, the R1S to show us what the new SUV will have to offer.

Looking at what both these models have to offer, it feels like Rivian is going to offer us basically the same model but with different bodies fitted on top of their skateboard chassis architecture. The SUV might not have the truck bed but the rest of the exterior design does match what the truck has to offer. That includes the LED DRL running light, body off-road rugged shape, and the odd front light arrangement.

The interior also looks the same although the SUV can fit seven instead of five. The digital display dash and instrument cluster is similar to what the truck will be offering. The third row and second-row seats can be folded down for more storage space.

Depending on which version you get, the SUV might offer different ranges. The 105kWh model will have 240miles of range to offer while the top of the range 180 kWh model will offer about 410 miles of range.

Shipping for the SUV is expected to start in 2020.