We lately reported that Rivian launched a photograph of a camouflaged extended cab (half rear door) model of the R1T truck on their web site — on function or by chance. It’s the one Rivian R1T we have now seen with that physique fashion. The R1T truck has all the time been seen testing with a crew cab physique fashion (4 full doorways).
Professional artist Andrei Nedelea created this nice R1T prolonged cab rendering — he additionally writes for us. He based mostly it on the picture we discovered on Rivian’s Tales website (additional beneath). It seems spot on in my view. He additionally did this rendering of a single cab (two-door) R1T truck. The rear door of the prolonged cab seems somewhat small however that’s the way it seems in Rivian’s picture and prolonged cab doorways are usually are small.
Rivian went with the Crew Cab physique first as a result of that’s the preferred physique fashion within the U.S. as a result of it gives essentially the most inside room however normally the shortest mattress. A brief mattress shouldn’t matter a lot as a result of most American truck homeowners don’t use the mattress that always and in the event that they do, a brief mattress normally does the job. In order that’s in all probability why the R1T’s mattress is just 4.5 ft.
Rivian hasn’t introduced an prolonged or single cab model of their truck but, nevertheless it’s inevitable that they are going to down the road. It doesn’t make sense to solely supply one truck physique fashion as a result of they’d be lacking out on plenty of gross sales. Prolonged cab vehicles usually have an extended mattress for individuals who want it and single cab fashions are essentially the most inexpensive. Additionally, prolonged and single cab physique types are usually utilized by business fleets and I doubt Rivian would wish to miss out on business fleet gross sales. On prime of that, for the reason that cab weighs much less, prolonged and single cab vehicles can normally haul and tow greater than crew cab vehicles.
Rivian R1T Prolonged Cab Prototype
Rivian has confirmed that deliveries of the Launch Version R1T will start in June, however they’re sold out. In the event you didn’t reserve a Launch Version, the Journey and Discover fashions will begin deliveries in January 2022 and begin at $75,000 and $67,500, respectively.