Rivian R1S: a new electric SUV with seven seats


To introduce, we can say that the new brand Rivian is strong. Like Tesla, this American company wants to produce only 100% electric vehicles presents two new models for its first show in Los Angeles : the first announced R1T pickup and the R1S SUV.

5,04 m long, it has seven places and compensates for the small size of the trunk in this configuration (180 liters) by the presence of a second trunk of 330 liters under the front cover. The interior is modern and tidy and the dashboard has two large 12.3 "and 15.6" touchscreensThe first serves as a digital dashboard.

Supersport performance

Like the pickup, the R1S is powered by four electric motors on the wheels and can be equipped with three different battery packs. These are the same as the pickup and offer a choice of 407 hp, 764 hp or 709 hp, but Be a little superior on the SUV autonomiesannounced 386 km, 499 km and 660 km. Note that the most autonomous version is only available in a seven-seat configuration.

Rivian R1S
The cabin is full of touchscreens.

The performances, which are identical to those of the R1T, are impressive for the category, with a speed of 96 km / h for the 764-hp version in 3 seconds. A Tesla Model X P100D is not better … a bit more expensive than the pickup, The SUV will be available from $ 65,000about 57,000 euros. However, it will wait until 2020.

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