If the elves of Middle Earth drove modern adventure vehicles, we are pretty sure the Rivian lineup would be their top choice. The Rivian electric pickup truck and SUV will fall into the hands of consumers at the end of the summer next year. However, our editorial team got a bit of a sneak peek. We have the opportunity to check out the configurator for the Launch Edition Rivian R1S electric SUV.
With a motor for each wheel and a 300+ miles range, this is far and away one of the most adventurous electric vehicles yet. Some people have never heard of Rivian. Others have been excited about this release for quite a while. The Rivian R1S electric SUV is a fresh take on an outdoorsy family vehicle with a luxury interior and innovative capability.
Most off-roaders have gas or diesel engines. In fact, V8 power plants aren’t surprising in an adventure-tuned vehicle. Because of this, many off-roaders share the same downside. Popular all-terrain models like the Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro or the Land Rover Defender aren’t exactly known for being thrifty at the fuel pump.
So Rivian’s new models are shaking up the industry. With both a pickup truck called the R1T and an SUV named the R1S, this new electric brand is entering the market space with a mission. The company wants to offer an alternative to the gas-guzzling earth-crawlers of old. With vegan leather and a fully electric powertrain, the R1S is a highly capable SUV with good intentions built-in. It offers buyers a lot of unique features if they are looking for a more mindful option.
The Rivian RS1 electric SUV configurator
The exciting access our editorial team received for this all-new electric off-road SUV gives us a sneak peek. In fact, as you can see in the photos, there are quite a few ways in which you can configure your Rivian R1S Launch Edition SUV. Most of the info here you can see on the Rivian website. But it looks a lot cooler in the configurator.
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In the photos, we get a preview of the Launch Edition paint color. It’s a sleek and elven muted green fit for wood nymphs and CEO’s alike. The Launch Edition Rivian R1S electric SUV gets a bundle that includes both the off-road upgrade and the Adventure Package. In addition, the Rivian R1S Launch Edition has a massive battery pack good for up to 300+ miles. The power is distributed as needed to one of four motors––one for each wheel.
Rivian R1S tire options and interior luxury
In the configurator, we get to see three tire options. There’s a 20-inch all-terrain configuration. Plus, there are both the 21-inch road tires and the 22-inch sport tires option. All three of the wheel configurations feature a different wheel design.
The interior offers premium luxury as the Adventure Package is included in the Launch Edition Rivian R1S electric SUV. There are three gorgeous color schemes to choose from for the interior of the Rivian R1S. The colors have adventurous sounding names, as well.
An upscale black on black gets the name “Black Mountain.” Then there is a creamy and opalescent option called “Ocean Coast.” Last, there’s the “Forest Edge” interior color that includes dark wood and green accents. All of the Launch Edition models have fun yellow details scattered around here and there. Overall, this SUV is starting to build up a following already and we can see why.