R2 SUV and R3 Crossover Join EV Ranks


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While the naming conventions are boring, they’re fairly straightforward to comply with — thus far, anyway. Rivian began with the R1T, the pickup. Then we bought the R1S, the large SUV. Now, we get the R2, a smaller R1S, and the R3, a good smaller crossover.

We’re enthusiastic about these little autos. They’re a lot nearer to the common new automobile pricing at present (over $25,000 cheaper than the R1 fashions), supply wide array (over 300 miles), and have some nifty options that we’ve come to anticipate from Rivian.

Rivian family
Rivian household; (picture/Rivian)

Rivian R2 SUV

Details are scarce, however what we do know is that the Rivian R2 shall be made in Illinois and the primary deliveries will begin within the first half of 2026. We additionally know that pricing will begin at $45,000, and you’ll be able to reserve one beginning at present with a $100 deposit.

Rivian R2
Rivian R2; (picture/Rivian)

It will are available three powertrain choices, all providing over 300 miles of all-electric vary. Two battery sizes shall be on supply. We’ll additionally get single-motor (RWD), dual-motor (AWD), and tri-motor (one motor up entrance and two in again) variations of the mid-size electrical SUV. The tri-motor model can hit 60 mph from a standstill in beneath 3 seconds.

Rivian R2 interior
Rivian R2 inside; (picture/Rivian)

All the seats within the Rivian R2 fold flat on the contact of a button. This ought to make for an amazingly spacious and cozy automobile tenting expertise.

Rivian R2
Rivian R2; (picture/Rivian)

The Rivian R2 is about 15.5 ft lengthy (4,715 mm), 5.5 ft tall (1,700 mm), and has a wheelbase of about 9.6 ft (2,935 mm). This all means the R2 is a significantly smaller automobile than the R1S. It may even have a powerful 14.9 inches of floor clearance, which makes it correctly off-road-capable.

Rivian confirmed R2 autos with 20-inch wheels and 32-inch tires. But anticipate a wide range of choices, however no bigger than 32-inch tires.

The R2 will get two glove packing containers and a frunk. The rear hatch glass additionally opens like a standard automobile window, dropping down into the tailgate, which makes it straightforward to hold lengthy objects — like a surfboard. Rivian continues to prioritize distinctive storage designs in its electrical automobile choices.

Rivian R2, R3, R3X
Rivian R2, R3, R3X; (picture/Rivian)

Rivian R3 Crossover

Besides the anticipated R2 reveal, Rivian additionally revealed the R3. This is a good smaller all-electric automobile, Rivian’s model of a crossover. I’m getting very Lada Niva vibes from this little pit bull of an EV. Even fewer particulars have been revealed than the R2, nonetheless.

Rivian R3
Rivian R3; (picture/Rivian)

No pricing or availability particulars have been introduced but for the R3. Of course, we are able to anticipate it to start out at sub-$45,000 and are available late 2026 or early 2027, primarily based on the data launched in regards to the R2.

The R3 will seemingly be inbuilt Rivian’s new Georgia manufacturing facility, which is now beneath development. The present Illinois manufacturing facility makes the R1T, R1S, industrial supply van, and shortly the R2.

Rivian R3
Rivian R3; (picture/Rivian)

A “FlipperGlass” system permits the highest half of the rear hatch to open individually from the hatch on the R3. It will also be adjusted to a number of heights, to hold lengthy issues throughout the automobile with out having the glass all the best way open.

As with all Rivian, the R3 will include a flashlight within the door and may have a frunk.

Rivian R3X interior
Rivian R3X inside; (picture/Rivian)

Just just like the R2, the seats within the R3 fold flat on the contact of a button. Even the smallest Rivian thus far ought to supply up a cushty automobile tenting expertise.

Rivian R3X
Rivian R3X; (picture/Rivian)

Also proven was a extra sporty and off-road-oriented R3, the R3X. It was proven with a wider wheel, larger tires, a wider stance, extra floor clearance, a tri-motor setup, accent coloured mirrors and tow hooks, and a “rugged playful” inside.

Rivian Accessories Tease

Rivian hitch storage box accessory
Rivian hitch storage field accent; (picture/Rivian)

Along with the brand new autos, Rivian additionally teased a bunch of recent outside adventure-focused automobile equipment. They confirmed a roof rack, roof-top tent, bike racks, a plug-in rear kitchen, and a hitch hitch-mounted storage bin.


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