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Rivian R1T and R1S Are Deprived of Their More Affordable Trim

Fewer configurations, easier production? The Rivian R1T and R1S order holders will be unlikely happy…

The Rivian R1T and R1S customers are being asked by the manufacturer in e-mails to either reconfigure or cancel their preorders. This is because Rivian discontinues the cheaper Explore trim level and leaves only one trim available – the more expensive Adventure.

So, those who pre-ordered Explore now have to switch to Adventure or cancel the reservation, otherwise, Rivian will remove the vehicle from the production order, according to Carbuzz

What’s the Reason for Such Changes?

Rivian explains that customers mostly have selected the Adventure trim, and few people preferred the Explorer trim. To speed up deliveries and streamline the supply chain, the company solves to focus on the version for which there is more demand.

Rivian can be understood: it must think about profit and optimization, but customers are not happy with this news.

On the official website, the Rivian R1T now starts at $73,000, while the Rivian R1S’s base price is $78,000.


The 3-row 7-seater RS1 is 77.3 inches high, 200.8 inches long, 81.8 inches wide, and its wheelbase is 121.1 inches. The R1T 5-seater pickup truck is 78.2 inches high, 217.1 inches long, 81.8 inches wide, and its wheelbase is 135.8 inches.

Both have a max ground clearance of 14.9 inches, a wading depth of 3+ ft, all-wheel drive, and a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 3.0 seconds.

The driving range by EPA estimates is 314-316 miles with a 128.9-kWh battery pack.

Rivian Quad-Motor AWD vehicles have more than 800 hp and over 900 pound-feet of torque. Rivian Dual-Motor AWD vehicles feature over 600 hp and more than 600 pound-feet of torque.

The SUV’s towing capacity is up to 7,700 lbs, and the truck boasts 11,000 lbs. The cargo space is 62 cubic feet for the truck and over 104 cubic feet for the SUV.

Both Rivian models come with a panoramic roof, LTE and Wi-Fi, the Rivian Elevation audio system, 11 cameras, 5 radars, 12 ultrasonic sensors, and a 360º field of vision.

Inside the R1S, you’ll find fold-flat vegan-leather seats. The R1T features four 120-volt and three 12-volt onboard outlets and a lockable tonneau cover.

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