Rivian confirms R1T truck and R1S SUV launch in AustraliaMay 25, 2019
Not so long ago, it was possible to find out that sales of an electric pickup truck and an SUV from the Rivian company may start in Australia very soon, but there are no exact dates yet.
Our friends insiders say that the plans of the American brand Rivian management have a clause according to which sales of the R1T electric pickup and the R1S SUV are sure to start in Australia. According to the automaker, this country is the ideal place “to test the adventure spirit” of these vehicles.
Rivian Chief Engineer Brian Case is confident that the brand will launch its cars in Australia. However, now there is no word about the exact timing.
“Yes, we will have an Australian launch. And I can’t wait to return to Australia and personally attend the event dedicated to the start of sales of our promising new products. “
According to Mr. Gays, at the moment, Rivian engineers are developing a pickup truck and an SUV with both the left and right-hand drive. From noted that theoretically, these right-hand drive and left-hand drive versions of models can appear on the market at the same time.
“When? – it’s a difficult question. How do you choose the right strategic markets for what is key to your brand, where are you going to start selling? And that is why Australia is so worried about us, because in this country, our models will be able to show all their off-road skills. On narrow Italian roads, our cars are harder to fit in, ”added Mr. Gace.
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