The forthcoming 2022 Rivian R1T is almost here. This all-electric pickup truck will rival Tesla Cybertruck. However, some other manufacturers such as GMC and Ford are also entering the race. The first time Rivian revealed its R1T truck, we heard very promising figures. Reportedly, this model will offer an impressive driving range and a lot of power.
Besides R1T, Rivian will introduce R1S SUV and the Amazon delivery van. GMC Hummer EV is on its way, along with the Ford F-150 EV and some other models as well. The electric pickup truck segment is hot, despite all these models are yet to arrive.
Rivian R1T Specs
New 2022 Rivian R1T comes with great performances. This pickup truck will reportedly deliver an astonishing driving range and plenty of power. First of all, Rivian offers three battery sizes. The largest 180-kWh battery provides 750 hp and 830 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, top-spec R1T provides 400 miles of driving range. Additionally, this variant delivers around 11,000 pounds of towing capacity.
The base trim level will use a 105 kWh battery and around 230 miles of range on a single charge. The mid-range Rivian R1T delivers a 135 kWh battery pack and 300 miles of range. According to Rivian, the R1T truck will sprint from 0 to 60 mph in three seconds flat. Those figures are very promising and we are yet to find out if Rivian will be able to deliver its promises.
How it Looks?
Visually, the new 2022 Rivian R1T will look very modern and impressive. This is a very important aspect, as the Tesla Cybertruck delivers a very odd appearance. The manufacturer released a video of its first pickup truck ever. We think the styling is very impressive and modern. We also saw a spied prototype and first impressions are positive.
First of all, Rivian R1T looks better than Tesla Cybertruck. In our honest opinion, going for a more traditional appearance is an advantage. Still, R1T comes with some futuristic treatments and this model also provides a sporty vibe. The wheels are larger and the light system is astonishing and unique.
Modern Interior Design
The interior continues with the modern design. New 2022 Rivian R1T will introduce large displays, ambient lighting, and a unique steering wheel. The comfort will be great, but the truck’s interior will slightly depart from the original concept.
This is not surprising, but Rivian will change a couple of things on the inside. Some features won’t reach production, but most of the cabin design will be the same as in the concept. Rivian is yet to reveal more interior details but expects a long list of standard features and great safety ratings.
How Much is the 2022 Rivian R1T?
As we said, the 2022 Rivian R1T will compete with Tesla Cybertruck. And while the R1T truck looks better, Cybertruck is a more affordable model. This is another important category and Tesla plans to beat its rivals with an affordable starting price. Cybertruck will cost $40,000, while the R1T model will cost around $65,000. The sales will begin by the end of 2021, probably in the last quarter of the year.