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I hope the R2 timeline can be met.
These first release models from most manufacturers look like they are their flagship models and all are trying to price in the $70k + range.
even this one - 200hp and 220 miles for $56k, over $70k for the one you want.
Rivian can be in a good position in the market if they can get a smaller, lower priced R2 line available.
I really like my R1, but I'd look at an R2 as a replacement down the road.
 

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$56k for 200hp and 220 miles of range, RWD? For what is probably a heavy 3 row vehicle.

How much will the dealers add on?

At the end of the day, I guess its good to have options. But Kia EV9 clearly isn't for me.

Only thing interesting in this article (at least for me) is that 21 inch wheels will be an option, which hopefully means more 21 inch tire choices for those who got them for their Rivians.
 

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Not even remotely an option to me.......horrific spec on the lower end.....I'm waiting for a 400 mile range at 75mph SUV.........
 

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They'll need to drop their price by $10k for all trims......
 

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Over priced and under spec’ed. As other have mentioned 200 miles of range for 56k with an anemic 200HP is more or less useless. If I want something that lame I can get it much cheaper.
 

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Projected 260 mile range for AWD....hard pass.
I don't necessarily disagree, but there are a lot of us here with R1Ts with 20" ATs...with a projected 270 mile range, a 10 mile difference. And a lot of us don't go off road either. Now, performance will be completely different.
 

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I'll need more details to make a final decision. The high end trims are starting to pushing into Volvo, Mercedes, and Rivian territory with worse range and horsepower specs. If it comes with typical Kia interior, then it will be a hard sell. The biggest advantage they might offer is charging speed. It would need to be 20 minutes or less to make it desirable.
 

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I disagree. Seems very over priced for what you get.
But I’m sure it will sell well.
Agreed. Just finished reading and looks pretty unimpressive to me.
 

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I am wondering if they are "sand bagging" the Kia numbers, and plan on releasing a similar sized SUV with better specs under the Genesis brand. They may have to separate the brands to justify the higher prices.
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