Two New EV SUV Lines Are Announced By Rivian

The range of electric vehicles offered by Rivian is expanding, and it now includes an unexpected product line.

Along with its current R1T and R1S platforms, the EV manufacturer plans to add two more midsize SUV product lines to its consumer lineup: the R2 and the R3. The latter of the new platforms has not yet been revealed. According to Rivian, the R3 midsize crossover and its performance variant, the R3X, are part of the surprise range.

“I have never been more excited to launch new products – R2 and R3 are distinctly Rivian in terms of performance, capability, and usability, yet with pricing that makes them accessible to a lot of people,” RJ Scaringe, CEO, said in a statement.

The recently launched R2 by Rivian was characterized as a “midsize SUV delivering a combination of performance, capability and utility in a five-seat package optimized for big adventures and everyday use.” The starting cost is $45,000.

The EV manufacturer states that the R2 will go on sale to consumers in the first half of 2026. Customers in the United States now have the ability to reserve one of the midsize SUVs, according to the business.

Scaringe posted on Instagram on Friday, “We’ve taken more than 68,000 R2 reservations in less than 24 hours.” “We are thrilled to see R2 (as well as R3 and R3X) resonate so strongly with our community.”

According to Rivian, in order “to ensure a smooth launch and rapid ramp” of the R2, it would not start shipping the R3 and its performance variant until after the R2. The business claims that the R3 will launch at a lower price than the midsize SUV.

Compared to its sister R3, the R3X will have “even more dynamic abilities both on and off road”.

Rivian stated that the “fastest powertrain configuration” allows R2 and R3 cars to hit 60 mph in under three seconds. Single-motor, dual-motor, and tri-motor are the three alternatives.

There will be two battery sizes available for consumers considering these two varieties of mid-sized platforms. According to Rivian, they will also be able to use both NACS and CCS plugs to charge the cars, which have a range of more than 300 miles for the larger model.

A number of years have passed since the business began delivering its cars before the R2 and R3 were revealed. As of Friday, its market capitalization was $12.46 billion.

In January, Rivian reported that it will produce around 57,300 electric vehicles in 2023 and deliver about 50,100 of those vehicles.

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