Rivian R3 and R3X: Value, vary, specs, launch date, and every thing else you should know

Rivian R3 and R3X: Value, vary, specs, launch date, and every thing else you should know

When Rivian held its R2 reveal occasion in March 2024, the corporate additionally unveiled two different fashions nobody anticipated to see: the R3 and R3X. As a result of ingredient of shock, they almost topped the R2 as essentially the most thrilling reveals from the occasion.

Whereas we’re ready for the electrical SUVs to make their manner off the manufacturing line and into our garages, we’re assembling every thing there may be to know in regards to the R3 and R3X proper right here so you’ll be able to be taught extra in regards to the highly-anticipated EVs.

So, let’s dive into every thing you should know in regards to the Rivian R3 and R3X.

Overview

The Rivian R3 and R3X had been officially unveiled on March 7, 2024, at an occasion in Laguna Seashore, California. The car, which was a whole shock, is the corporate’s tackle an electrical crossover, making it a direct competitor to well-liked fuel crossovers just like the Subaru Crosstrek.

Rivian Founder and CEO RJ Scaringe stated that the R3, whereas holding true to what makes a Rivian a Rivian, will likely be much more accessible to clients attributable to a a lot decrease value in comparison with its R1 merchandise.

“I’ve by no means been extra excited to launch new merchandise – R2 and R3 are distinctly Rivian when it comes to efficiency, functionality, and usefulness, but with pricing that makes them accessible to lots of people. Our design and engineering groups are extraordinarily targeted on driving innovation into not solely the product options but in addition our method to manufacturing to attain dramatically decrease prices.”

The car is constructed on a brand new platform that the corporate may also use for its upcoming R2 electrical SUV. The corporate says the R2 and R3 are siblings, however whereas the R3 and R3X are the corporate’s electrical tackle the crossover, the R2 is a mid-size SUV.

Design

The R3 and R3X are Rivian’s tackle what a crossover might be as an electrical car and are additionally mainly a smaller model of the R2. The 2 traces share a whole lot of the identical traits and the identical platform. Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe really calls the 2 “siblings.”

Aspect of the Rivian R3.

That stated, the R3 definitely has a distinct design and really feel on the surface of the car, particularly once you have a look at the R3X model of the car. Whereas the R3 is the bottom mannequin, the R3X is the corporate’s efficiency variant that incorporates a wider stance, beefier tires, and the next floor clearance for higher off-road functionality.

Aspect of the Rivian R3X.

Just like the R2, the R3 incorporates a entrance trunk that you should utilize to retailer cargo. Rivian says that the entrance trunk within the R3 is barely smaller than the one that’s featured within the R1S, and whereas the entrance hood can open routinely, it must be closed manually.

Rear of the Rivian R3.

The rear of the car stands out with an enormous mild bar within the middle of the trunk. When you can pop the again hatch of the car like a standard crossover, you can even pop the rear window individually, which the corporate calls its “flipper glass.”

Rear of the Rivian R3X.

The inside of the R3 seems strikingly much like the R2. It options the identical steering wheel with the brand new haptic dials, a brand new show behind the steering wheel, and a brand new middle touchscreen. It additionally comes filled with two glove bins, heated and ventilated seats (all of which fold down), a middle console with further storage, and a wi-fi charging pad for 2 telephones.

Inside of the Rivian R3.

The inside of the R3X breaks from the R2 and R3, providing an much more distinctive cabin that the corporate calls “Rugged Playful.” Not like the R3’s inside, the R3X inside is far more colourful and options extra formidable supplies. Test it out in all its glory:

Options

We don’t understand how quick the R3 and R3X will likely be simply but, however Rivian says that the R2 will speed up from 0-60 miles per hour in beneath 3 seconds. In response to CEO RJ Scaringe, the tri-motor configuration will likely be able to 0-60 in “properly beneath 3 seconds.” Utilizing that as a reference, we suspect that the R3 and R3X will probably be even sooner.

The entrance trunk of the Rivian R3.

We additionally don’t have any sense of vary simply but, however we will additionally use the R2 for reference right here as properly. Rivian says that the R2 will be capable to obtain a variety of over 300 miles, no matter configuration. We don’t but know the precise vary of every configuration, however we do know that you just’ll must buy the upgraded Giant battery pack to get that vary of over 300 miles. The R3 will probably be in an analogous place when it launches.

NACS charging port on the Rivian R3.

The R3 and R3X, just like the R2, will use Tesla’s NACS (North American Charging Customary) connector. That’s not an enormous shock — Scaringe has stated that every one Rivian automobiles manufactured in 2025 and after will use the connector. The corporate can be having access to the Supercharger community in March 2024 with an adapter for its automobiles that also have the CCS connector. The corporate says the R2 will be capable to cost from 10% to 80% in lower than half-hour, so hopefully, the R3 will likely be able to the identical because it’s constructed on the identical platform.

The R3, just like the R2, will come filled with 11 cameras, 5 radars, and a extra highly effective computing platform. Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe says that the R2 will likely be able to Degree 3 Self Driving, which might let the car drive with the necessity to have your fingers on the wheel or eyes on the street. The R3 ought to get the identical advantages.

Configurations

To date, plainly the R3 and R3X will likely be accessible in three motor configurations:

  • R3: Single-Motor Rear Wheel Drive
  • R3: Twin-Motor All-Wheel Drive
  • R3X: Tri-Motor All-Wheel Drive
Rear wheel of the Rivian R3X.

The corporate additionally talked about that the car may also ship with one in all two battery packs:

  • Customary battery pack: Anticipated to be round 270 miles of vary
  • Giant battery pack: Over 300 miles of vary

The value will rely solely on which motor and battery pack configuration you find yourself getting, and we hope to have these figures from Rivian as we get nearer to the purpose of shoppers with the ability to reserve and configure these automobiles.

Equipment

Fortunately, it seems that the R3 and R3X will each assist the identical equipment because the bigger R2. In actual fact, Rivian says that its upcoming equipment will assist its complete car lineup throughout the R1T, R1S, R2, R3, and R3X.

The primary of these equipment is the Treehouse, the corporate’s tackle a rooftop tent. In response to individuals who attended the reveal occasion, the rooftop tent will be capable to be climate-controlled from the car. It’ll additionally characteristic a cooled and heated mattress, built-in lights, and even a projector to observe motion pictures when you lay beneath the celebrities.

Rivian’s upcoming Treehouse rooftop tent.

The following accent coming to the R3 and R3X is a brand new camp kitchen. Not like the camp kitchen that slid into the Gear Tunnel of the R1T, this new camp kitchen will hook into the powered accent ports on the again of the car. The corporate says that may also be suitable with the R1T and R1S (and the R2 in fact), nevertheless it’s unclear presently how that may work for the reason that earlier automobiles don’t characteristic accent ports.

The opposite accent highlighted by the corporate is the bike rack that you should utilize to both mount your bikes on the again of or on high of your R3 or R3X. If you happen to use the again mounts, they may also connect with the accent ports on the again of the R3 and will likely be sufficiently small to retailer within the entrance trunk once you aren’t utilizing them.

Rivian R3X with the corporate’s upcoming bike racks.

The corporate can be making a storage bin to hook on the again of the R3 and says extra equipment are on the best way. A few of these equipment will launch earlier than the R3 does, so we’ll get a superb sense of these merchandise earlier than we have to resolve which of them to purchase. We don’t understand how a lot any of those equipment are going to value but.

Value

We don’t know precisely how a lot the R3 or R3X will value simply but. All we all know is that, in accordance with Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe, the R3 will are available in at a fair decrease base worth than the R2, which has an estimated beginning worth of $45,000 earlier than the federal tax credit score.

Many of the hypothesis of the R3’s base worth has it launching someplace between $35,000 and $40,000, which appears truthful because it places it in direct competitors with the Tesla Mannequin 3. It might additionally put it in direct competitors price-wise (so long as it qualifies for the federal tax credit score) with the Subaru Crosstrek, a car that Rivian appears to need to conquer.

No matter what the worth is, the R3 might find yourself much more well-liked than the R2 attributable to that cheaper price level. We want extra inexpensive electrical automobiles, and an off-road succesful crossover for $35,000 might be the ticket for lots of people.

Launch Date

We at the moment don’t know when the R3 and R3X will likely be rolling off the manufacturing line. All we all know from Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe is that the R3 is coming after the R2. That’s it. The R2 is predicted to begin deliveries within the first half of 2026, so we will hope that the R3 lineup might begin delivering to clients later that 12 months, however that appears unlikely.

I personally wouldn’t count on to see the R3 and R3X begin deliveries till not less than 2027, particularly since, in contrast to the R2, the corporate hasn’t allowed anybody to begin reservations for the car. Till then, we will not less than drool over the car by watching the disclosing occasion once more.

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