2022 Rivian R1S

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The seven-passenger 2022 Rivian R1S sport-utility automobile would be the second manufacturing automobile from Rivian, a brand new electrical automobile producer primarily based in Michigan. The primary-ever R1S takes direct purpose on the Tesla Mannequin X, which is the one different three-row all-electric SUV presently obtainable. The R1S can even be inexpensive than the Mannequin X when it goes on sale. The R1S shares a lot of its attributes with the R1T pickup. Just like the R1T, it provides a 128.9-kWh battery pack that the EPA estimates is sweet for 316 miles of driving per cost. The R1S will probably be bought on to customers, though Rivian says that it additionally will arrange a community of service facilities and Tesla-like shops.

What’s New for 2022?

Rivian is beginning off by delivering orders of the Launch Version. For 2022, the R1S is just supplied with a quad-motor setup and a 128.9-kWh “Giant” battery. Rivian additionally considerably raised the value of 2022 R1S fashions, a transfer that originally impacted individuals who made reservations earlier than March 1, 2022, however the firm later backtracked within the wake of buyer backlash. Subsequent 12 months, a extra inexpensive, entry-level Discover mannequin is anticipated to hitch the lineup. A brand new dual-motor configuration making over 600 horsepower will enter manufacturing, too, alongside a smaller normal battery (dual-motor fashions solely) and a bigger “Max” battery pack (quad-motor fashions solely).

Pricing and Which One to Purchase

With the R1S Launch Version now not obtainable to order on Rivian’s client web site, that leaves the Journey mannequin as the one different choice for 2022. The default configuration for this primary mannequin 12 months is the all-wheel-drive, quad-motor setup paired with the 128.9-kWh “Giant” battery pack. Subsequent 12 months, it will be supplied with an all-wheel-drive, dual-motor setup and with as much as three completely different battery sizes. Among the many a number of wheel-and-tire choices and inside coloration decisions, there is a number of upgradeable options.

EV Motor, Energy, and Efficiency

The R1S shares its battery pack, powertrain, a lot of its styling, and plenty of of its specs with its R1T pickup sibling. With 823 horsepower on faucet, the R1S boasts a claimed zero-to-60-mph time of three.0 seconds, so we won’t wait to take one for a check drive. Each 2022 R1S has an electrical motor at every wheel, offering all-wheel drive and spectacular off-road functionality. All fashions characteristic an adjustable air suspension at launch, which permits floor clearance to range from eight to 14.5 inches. After we get an opportunity to check the R1S out, we’ll replace this story with driving impressions and check outcomes.

Towing and Payload Capability

Each model of the R1S has all-wheel drive, with an electrical motor at every wheel; they will all be capable of tow greater than 7700 kilos. We count on towing will severely affect its driving vary, so those that plan to do that commonly ought to take into account the mannequin with the biggest obtainable battery. The R1S has a payload capability of 1800 kilos.

Vary, Charging, and Battery Life

Rivian will finally supply three completely different battery packs on the R1S, however for the primary mannequin 12 months, it solely comes with a 128.9-kWh pack. The EPA estimates it supplies a variety of 316 miles (2 miles greater than its R1t equal). A smaller normal battery is anticipated to be supplied subsequent 12 months together with a range-topping “Max” battery. The previous will solely be suitable with dual-motor fashions and the latter will probably be reserved for quad-motor examples. Rivian estimates they will ship not less than 260 and 400 miles, respectively, of driving vary.

Gasoline Economic system and Actual-World MPGe

The federal government estimates that the R1S SUV will ship 73 MPGe metropolis, 65 MPGe freeway, and 69 MPGe mixed. These numbers are well-below the Mannequin X’s finest estimates however near these of the Audi e-tron. We have not had an opportunity to check drive an R1S but, not to mention put one by our 75-mph real-world freeway check. For extra details about the R1S’s gasoline financial system, go to the EPA’s web site.

Inside, Consolation, and Cargo

Just like the R1T, the R1S boasts a superbly designed cabin with up to date styling, fancy leather-based, wooden trim, and two massive shows—one for infotainment and one for the driving force’s gauge show. A 12-cubic-foot entrance trunk, a big rear cargo space, a cut up tailgate, and a spacious-looking third row add to the utility of the R1S. What you see right here is the manufacturing mannequin, so the futuristic exterior design and trendy inside will stay intact when the R1S reaches your driveway.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The horizontally mounted infotainment system makes use of expandable tiles for particular person options with the primary choices (navigation, media, and local weather controls) obtainable always on the backside of the show. As a substitute of delving into submenus, choices slide out of the facet of tiles to scale back the complexity of the system. Since neither Apple CarPlay nor Android Auto is presently supplied on its pickup-truck counterpart, it is just like the R1S will not have them both, except they’re finally added by way of an over-the-air replace.

Security and Driver-Help Options

Rivian says each mannequin will probably be outfitted with hands-free driver-assistance expertise, with the suite known as Driver+. For extra details about the R1T’s crash-test outcomes, go to the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance coverage Institute for Freeway Security (IIHS) web sites. Key security options are prone to embody:

  • Normal automated emergency braking
  • Normal lane-departure warning
  • Normal adaptive cruise management

Guarantee and Upkeep Protection

All Rivian fashions include a beneficiant normal guarantee which incorporates bumper-to-bumper protection for 5 years or 60,000 miles in addition to a battery and drivetrain coverage that goes on for eight years or 175,000 miles.

  • Restricted guarantee covers 5 years or 60,000 miles
  • Powertrain guarantee covers eight years or 175,000 miles
  • No complimentary scheduled upkeep

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Patrick Moore

Patrick is our chief editor and he's very passionate about cars. He has a bachelor's degree in marketing and he studies journalism. His favorite brand is BMW and he drives an X5 series. When he's not writing for Vehiclenews.net, he enjoys spending time with his family and 9 years old son.

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