Rivian R1T and R1S – specifications, pricing revealed

Rivian R1T and R1S – specifications, pricing revealed

Rivian has officially revealed official pricing and specifications for the R1T, which is the company’s electric pick-up truck that will compete against models like the Tesla Cybertruck, Bollinger B2, Ford F-150 Electric, and GMC Hummer EV.

According to Rivian’s official website, there will be three trim levels available, with the cheapest being the Explore that has a starting price of USD67,500 (RM278,471). Meanwhile, the Adventure and Launch Edition both start from USD75,000 (RM309,413), although it’s the latter that will make its way to customers first.

Deliveries of the Launch Edition, which is an improved version of the Adventure, is scheduled to start from June next year, while the other two trims will only be released from January 2022. All trim levels come with a quad-electric motor setup by default, and the prices mentioned are for the mid-spec powertrain.

In said configuration, the powertrain serves up 754 hp (562 kW) and 1,120 Nm of torque, with a 135-kWh lithium-ion battery providing around 483 km (300 miles) of range. Following the initial launch of the R1T there will be a base version that is equipped with a 105-kWh unit – around 402 km (250 miles) of range – as well as 402 hp (300 kW) and 560 Nm.

From January 2022 onwards, a long-range option will join the line-up, providing around 644 km (400 miles) of range and the same amount of torque as the mid-spec setup, but with less power at “just” 700 hp. All powertrains have a top speed of 201 km/h (125 mph) and are capable of towing up to 4,990 kg (11,000 lbs).

Looking at the spec sheet, the Explore’s standard kit consists of a manual tonneau cover for the bed, matte black interior finishes, vegan leather upholstery, heated seats, a textile headliner, floor mats made from 100% recyclable materials, over-the-air updates, automatic climate control, a digital instrument cluster, and a touchscreen infotainment system.

Rivian’s Driver+ suite of safety and driver assistance system is also standard across the range, with 11 cameras, five radar sensors, and 12 ultrasonic sensors to provide a certain degree of autonomous driving capability.

Stepping up to the Adventure adds on an Off-Road Upgrade package with reinforced underbody protection, dual front bumper tow hooks, and an air compressor. There’s also a powered tonneau cover, Gear Guard (two integrated locking cables), a fancier sound system, natural-grained ash wood interior finishes, perforated vegan leather upholstery, ventilated seats, Compass Yellow interior accents, an Earth-friendly microfibre headliner, and Chilewich floor mats.

The Launch Edition gets the same items as the Adventure, but there’s some special badging for the interior, a trim-specific Launch Green paint colour, and a choice of 20-inch All-Terrain or 22-inch Sport wheels as an upgrade. There’s also priority delivery with this trim, but quantities are limited, so there’s the catch.

If pick-up trucks are not your thing, Rivian also offers the R1S, which is essentially an SUV that has the same underpinnings (and dashboard) as the R1T, minus the bed. The trim levels and equipment offered for the R1S are identical to the R1T, and delivery timings are similar as well, save for the Launch Edition that will arrive in August 2021. In terms of pricing, each trim costs USD2,500 (RM10,310) more compared to the R1T’s equivalent.

With the R1S, you get three rows of seats on the inside, with seating for up to seven people. At launch, the SUV will get the same mid-spec powertrain as the pick-up (with slight differences in range), which will then be followed up by base and long-range versions as well. While the outputs remain the same, the towing capacity is down to 3,493 kg (7,700 lbs).



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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • Stonk Investor on Nov 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm

    When Rivian goes Public, it will be worth more than Mercedes or Honda

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  • Tesla Sales abit low on Nov 13, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Cybertruck is size like 5 tonne lorry
    But very cheap, usd39k to usd69k.

    Game Changer. RM 160k to RM 284k only
    R.i.p Fordist, Rivian

    Since all are truck, buy the 5 tonne one.

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  • Bieight on Nov 14, 2020 at 10:03 am

    Got rhd version??

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  • Jeffrey Chew on Nov 16, 2020 at 11:19 am

    They made it from the southern tip of South America to LA, should be very reliable

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