The Rivian R1S has been considerably of a sleeper mannequin dwelling within the shadows of the R1T pickup truck, however the electrical SUV’s manufacturing model is now being unveiled beginning at $70,000 and could possibly be coming for the luxurious market.

Whereas Rivian has been distancing itself from a luxurious branding and as a substitute specializing in “journey,” the R1S electrical SUV appears to suit proper in with automobiles just like the Cadillac Escalade or Lincoln Navigator.

And now that Rivian has unveiled its final pricing and configurations for the first version of the R1T and R1S, the value additionally suits the luxurious section.

They’ve two different battery pack choices, one smaller and one larger, coming after 2022, however for now they’re providing three configurations all on a battery pack that’s going to allow greater than 300 miles of vary.

For the R1S, it begins at $70,000 earlier than incentives and goes as much as $77,500 for the Journey bundle or Launch Version:

All variations come commonplace with Rivian’s Driver+ hands-free driving system:

Rivian Driver+ is commonplace on each automobile we construct. Delivering true hands-free driving help together with our full set of security options, the system frequently provides performance by way of over-the-air updates. By making Driver+ commonplace, our aim is to make driving safer, simpler, and fewer irritating for everybody.

The scale are what you’d count on from a full-size SUV:

It’s sufficiently big for a 3rd row and it’s going to be provided in each 5-seat and 7-seat configurations:

The primary model of the R1S can also be going to have a towing capability as much as 7,700 lbs.

These are all issues which you can count on in different luxurious SUVs, however the R1S is constructed with the identical quad-motor electrical powertrain as Rivian’s very succesful electrical pickup truck, and people quad motors can ship sufficient energy for the electrical SUV to speed up from to 60 mph in simply 3 seconds.

That’s not the sort of efficiency that comes with a Cadillac Escalade or Lincoln Navigator.

Rivian has additionally adopted the conencted automobile strategy with over-the-air software program updates:

Our cloud-based structure and community of onboard computer systems combine your automobile, charging and Rivian app by way of a single consumer interface. Over-the-air updates repeatedly improve the automobile, updating every little thing from driving dynamics to the video games in your touchscreen.

The Rivian R1S is coming to market only a few months after the R1T electrical pickup truck.

The primary deliveries are anticipated in August 2021.

Electrek’s Take

We regularly neglect to speak in regards to the R1S as a result of the R1T is taking heart stage within the race to construct the primary all-electric pickup truck, however the automobile is constructed on the identical platform and it’s properly packaged to compete within the luxurious full-size SUV section.

In that section, it’s priced competitively, and I feel outperforms nearly each automobile at the moment out there.

On prime of being a luxurious automobile, it has been totally examined within the worst circumstances attainable over the previous couple of years and it appears to be able to tackle about every little thing which you can throw at it.

If you additionally take the $7,500 tax credit score under consideration, I feel Rivian might need a profitable product right here that would persuade fairly a couple of large SUV followers to go electrical.

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