2020 Rivian R1T: First Impressions — Pickuptrucks.com


let’s be honest getting attention here
in Los Angeles is incredibly difficult unless you have a very clever idea and
that’s exactly what’s happened this year at the 2018 LA Auto Show where we’ve
seen the Rivia r1t a pickup truck that I could probably talk about for an hour
with all the technology and problem-solving details packed into this
midsize pickup truck but let’s just pull out some of the highlights so you can
take a closer look this is a fully electric vehicle it’s kind of odd to
have a grill because you don’t have any cooling that’s necessary for an engine
that’s underneath the hood but they’ve kept the traditional pickup truck shape
of it so and they’ve put a lot of design attention into the front grille in fact
they have some very cool vertical headlights and a very cool horizontal
light bar across the entire width of the vehicle the middle of which actually
turns green when it’s plugged in and charging underneath that hood is
actually a trunk there’s no engine but you can store a lot of gear under there
one of the coolest features on the r1t is a direct result of the fact that this
is just a single continuous body the cabin is connected to the bed itself
which allows for a storage tunnel right through the middle on each side of the
pickup truck there’s an access door you can use as a step or a separate seat to
give you access into the bed or any storage gear and you’re storing on top
of the roof the bed itself has some very cool features as well its composite so a
scratch resistant the spare tire is stored underneath the floor of the bed
full-size spare and it also allows for a 115 volt plug several plugs in fact
three and also an air-compressor outlet and the tailgate itself drops down a
hundred and eighty degrees to allow you better access for any gear that you have
inside a cool feature that this vehicle has is a retractable tonneau cover that
basically folds and disappears in just a matter of inches but can cover the
entire length of the bed if you want to protect anything from the weather
inside it’s exactly what you would expect for a 70 or $80,000 pickup truck
amazing leather incredible attention to detail and some amazing technology
that’s all put on giant information screens this vehicle isn’t available
until 2020 but you can put $1,000 deposit down to reserve one for yourself
if you want to know more about this vehicle go to pickup trucks calm you