What are some of the R1S’ stand out features? Does it deliver what the company has promised over the years? Here’s everything we know.
During times when automobile companies are trying to outdo each other in terms of speed, bodywork, and high-end tech, Rivian remains a brand that stands for sustainable automobile development. The American brand entered the automobile scene in 2009, and 8 years later, in 2017, announced its ambition to build an electric pickup truck and SUV that can set a benchmark for future vehicles for automobile brands across the world.
Fast forward to 2020, the Rivian R1S SUV is set to take the world by storm. Revolutionary in more than one way, the R1S SUV has been crafted with expertise and precision. The electric marvel has a distinct look, unlike any other SUV. It is powerful and robust enough to tackle and overcome any terrain.What are some of the R1S’ stand out features? Does it deliver what the company has promised over the years? Here’s everything we know about the Rivian R1S SUV.
Ever since it was showcased at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Rivian R1S SUV has garnered plenty of interest. Announced in 2017, as part of Rivian’s ambition to transform the automobile industry’s future and take the concept of electric vehicles to another level, the Rivian R1S packs a punch and delivers big time.
The Rivian R1S SUV is a powerful and robust vehicle that is made for big adventures. Say yes to good, honest and powerful fun of up to 750 horsepower and a combined motor torque of 829ft-lb, thanks to this electric marvel’s super-efficient quad-motor system that provides an amazing on-road as well as off-road experience. When we speak of precise and superior control, the R1S sets the benchmark quite high. The quad-motor system functions impressively to send instant power independently to each wheel, maximizing traction to get you to your destination in utmost comfort, without compromising on your safety.
Want to travel from Boston to New York City and back? You can opt for the powerful 180 kWh battery that you can rely on for up to 400 miles. The base and mid-range batteries are not too far behind. The 105 kWh battery can deliver up to 240 miles of range and the 135 kWh can be relied upon for up to 310 miles. These efficient battery packs also contribute towards the R1S SUV’s low center of gravity, distributing weight evenly over the wheels, anchoring the vehicle to the ground at speed and around corners.
The Rivian R1s SUV takes off-roading to another level. It is powerful enough to deal with, and overcome any challenge. We’re talking about a wading depth of over 3 feet. Yes, that’s right. Take your this Rivian monster to places you’ve never been before without having to worry about your or the EV’s safety. The Rivian SUV comes equipped with an independent air suspension system that is designed to maximize aerodynamics. The EV’s performance is further enhanced by the Hydraulic Roll Control System which aids the vehicle’s traction function by employing its damping control abilities.
The Rivian R1S SUV is pretty quick too. The Rivian SUV’s best version can clock a top speed of 125 miles per hour. Its electrifying performance is further enhanced by its top acceleration. The Rivian EV can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour with zero emissions in just over 3 seconds. Impressive, don’t you think?
Unrivaled Capability And Utility
Like we’ve stated earlier, the R1S SUV is not one to shy away from the challenges of a cross-country tour. Whatever the weather or the terrain, this EV is equipped for challenges of all kinds. One of the R1S SUV’s impressive attributes is its break-over angle of 28.9 degrees (off-road) and an approach/departure angle of above 34 degrees to ensure maximum control and safety.Don’t fancy traveling light? The Rivian R1S is a friend that you can rely on. Carry and tow heavy packages, bricks, and even vehicles, thanks to the Rivian EV’s excellent towing capacity of 7,700 lbs. There’s also a flexible crossbar system – that expands and collapses easily – to mount gear on the roof, effortlessly.
The Rivian R1S SUV is bold and distinctive. It looks different because it is not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill SUV. Rivian designs its vehicles with passion and precision, with the intention to make your driving experience as memorable as the places you visit and the R1S SUV is no different.The EV sets a statement straight away with its iconic and stadium-shaped headlights that use less power and cast a wide beam and enhance visibility. The R1S SUV’s daytime running light doubles as a charge-level indicator.