April 08, 2021

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R1S SUV from Rivian

R1S SUV from Rivian

R1S SUV from Rivian

Even though there’s no official rivalry between Rivian and Tesla, a few experts and drivers consider them as rivals. Initially, the comparison is between R1T and the upcoming Tesla Cybertruck because Rivian’s Truck captured attention. But now, Rivian has another product that might not be another Tesla competitor but it’s also competing with other SUV makers. Including the US, the SUV might compete with the entire global market where massive SUVs are preferred. So, let’s go ahead into the details of the R1s SUV from Rivian.

R1S SUV from Rivian
R1S SUV from Rivian

About R1S SUV from Rivian

According to Rivian, we can confidently explore the hottest and coldest places because the battery can withstand from 130F to -25F. The cloud-based architecture and a network of onboard computers in the vehicles will let us about vehicles through the Rivian app. Over-the-air updates continuously enhance the vehicle, updating everything from driving dynamics to the games on the vehicle touchscreen. It has 360° audio, Vegan leather 7-seater, panoramic roof, 4G and Wi-Fi connectivity. In terms of storage, the vehicle has 11 cu-ft in the front trunk and 5 cu-ft in rear storage.

R1s interior
R1s interior

Technical overview

The existing version of R1s has a range of 480 km and the top speed from the quad-motor setup is around 200 kmph. In the fast charging network, 224 miles of range is possible within just 20 min. With the home charger, we can get a 40 km range and the portable charger offers a 25 km range in one hour.

R1S quad-motor skateboard platform
R1S quad-motor skateboard platform

Additional features

R1s has 10 exterior cameras that help with every day and high-speed driving, while a camera inside monitors for driver alertness. It also has 12 ultrasonic sensors that provide 360° close-range coverage. The 4 corner radars and 1 forward radar assist in lane changes and monitor rear-cross traffic.

Rivian
Rivian

With the Driver+ feature engaged, R1s will automatically steer, adjust speed, and change lanes on the driver‘s command. As a precaution, Rivian mentions that the driver must be alert and should not use a hand-held device behind the wheel. 

Rivian R1S launch edition is available in 10 colours and costs around 52,00,000 INR which will be delivered around August 2021.

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