The 2022 Rivian R1T electric pickup truck is coming to the markets. According to various experts, it is the R1T model that will form a rivalry with the Tesla Cybertruck. As you know, Ford F-150 Electric and GMC Hummer EV are also ready to dominate the electric truck segment. When the R1T model was revealed, Rivian promised impressive performances with questionable driving range figures.
However, it seems like the manufacturer is serious about those claims and promises. Moreover, Rivian plans to release its R1S SUV and brand-new Amazon delivery van. A few days ago, Rivian also unveiled impressive warranty coverage. The sales will begin later in 2022 and here’s what you need to know.
Rivian R1T Specs: Towing Capacity, Driving Range
In terms of performance, the new 2022 Rivian R1T will arrive with a lot of power and a great driving range. There will be three different battery sizes. The largest 180-kWh battery pack will develop around 750 horsepower and up to 830 lb-ft of torque. It is the range-topping variant with 400 miles of all-electric driving range and it has about 11,000 pounds of towing capacity.
On the other hand, the base version comes with a smaller 105-kWh battery pack. This model delivers 230 miles of range, which is also an admirable driving range. The mid-range trim level uses a 135-kWh battery with 300 miles of range. Rivian said the R1T pickup truck will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.0 seconds.
What About Exterior Design?
The upcoming 2022 Rivian R1T comes with an SUV-like exterior design. We think the styling looks impressive and definitely more upright than the Tesla Cybertruck. A first teaser video is already available and we think the R1T model looks attractive and modern. First impressions are very positive, especially because R1T comes with a more traditional appearance. You won’t find futuristic and innovative things, which is a good thing in our opinion. Higher ride and sporty stance are other pluses, along with the unique lighting system and astonishing wheels.
The interior of the 2022 Rivian R1T also offers a lot of modern stuff. That includes impressive cabin design, larger displays, and very premium ambient lighting. Moreover, Rivian offers a unique steering wheel and a high level of comfort. Still, the interior will depart from the interior of the original concept.
Again, the cabin layout is usual and not as minimalistic or futuristic as some other electric pickup trucks. The manufacturer promised vegan interior will plenty of standard features and impressive safety ratings. Rivian will reveal more details in the coming weeks.
2022 Rivian R1T Launch Date, Price
The brand-new 2022 Rivian R1T model will compete with Tesla Cybertruck. However, Cybertruck will arrive at a more affordable starting price. Whatsoever, the new Cybertruck will cost $40,000 and the R1T pickup truck will start at $65,000, more or less. The sales will begin later this year, but the official launch date is not available at the moment. Lastly, Rivian announced the eight-year/175,000-mile warranty that covers electric motors and battery packs.