Rivian Automotive built electric SUV R1S with a power reserve of 660 kmNovember 28, 2018
Startup Rivian introduced the model R1S with acceleration to 100 km/h in three seconds
The American company Rivian Automotive unveiled the appearance of the electric SUV, which will be produced together with the R1T pickup at the former Mitsubishi Motors plant in Illinois. Rivian R1S will be offered with a five-or seven-seater cabin, as well as a battery pack with a capacity of 105, 135 and 180 kilowatt-hours. On one charge, an SUV can travel up to 660 kilometers.
The total mass of the Rivian R1S is 2650 kilograms. The SUV has a length of 5040 millimeters, in width – 2015 millimeters, and in height – 1820 millimeters. The size of the SUV turned out longer, higher, but already Volvo XC90. Maximum ground clearance – 365 millimeters, which is five millimeters more than the R1T. Entry and exit angles are identical to a pickup truck – 34 and 30 degrees respectively, and the ramp angle is different: 29 degrees versus 26.
The power plant R1S consists of four electric motors mounted on each wheel. Depending on the battery used, their total return may be 300, 522 or 562 kilowatts (equivalent to 408, 710 and 864 horsepower, respectively). The most powerful SUV accelerates to 100 km/h in three seconds. Power reserve – 386, 499 or 660 kilometers. On the site, Rivian indicates that without recharging, the R1S can travel from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park and back.
Just like a pickup, the R1S is equipped with an adaptive air suspension, digital dashboard and infotainment system with a touchscreen display. But the main feature of the R1T is the pass-through luggage compartment, the SUV is devoid.
The assembly of the R1S SUV and the R1T pickup truck will be installed at a factory in Normal, Illinois. The former production site of Mitsubishi can produce up to 350 thousand cars per year. Rivian plans to increase the volume to 50-60 thousand cars by 2025.