Rivian has unveiled its first all-electric SUV just a day after revealing the R1T electric pickup truck at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show.
It shares the same platform and almost the same specs as the R1T pickup truck like the Land Rover Evoque-style of flush door handles ,distinct LED headlights design and front-bonnet storage, since it has no internal combustion engine.
But instead of the long loadbed found at the back of the pickup ,the R1S SUV gains a third row seat to make it a 7 passenger SUV.
Inside the electric SUV includes a 15.6-inch touchscreen , 12.3-inch screen behind the steering wheel and a 6.8 inches screen at the back of the center console.
It also has 10 USB charging ports,multi-media touchscreens and Level 3 self-driving capabilities – that means ,it will be able to steer, accelerate and brake without the driver touching the steering or brake .
It is offered in 5 or 7 passenger configurations and three battery options .The highest battery pack will take it to over 410 miles of drive range – this is more than what Tesla Model X’s 100-kWh pack for 295 miles can offer.
It is powered by 4 electric motors ,one attached to each wheel . All versions has a top speed of 125 mph and a zero to 62mph in 4.9s ,3.0s and 3.2s – for the 105 kWh, 135 kWh and 180 kWh version respectively.
The SUV starts at $72,500 (pickup at $61,500 ) and deliveries is expected in late 2021.