Possible Skid Guard sighting in Rivian Video

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I just watched the Long Weekend video and noticed something missing vs the model showed in the previously posted Patagonia the LA video. I grabbed a screenshot below to highlight the feature, and you can see what I'm talking about throughout the Patagonia to LA video from a few different angles.

At first it reminded me of deployable running boards, but the more I look at it I think it may be the underbody skid plate. What do you think? I haven't seen it on any other vehicles, but maybe I'll now have to go back and look.

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This came up back when the Patagonia to Now video first came out. While we don't know anything 100%, I am fairly certain this will be an extra cost accessory. If it were part of the Adventure package "reinforced underbody shield" I would have expected it to show up in the configurator just like the front bumper tow hooks which appear/disappear when switching between Adventure/Expore packages.
 

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This came up back when the Patagonia to Now video first came out. While we don't know anything 100%, I am fairly certain this will be an extra cost accessory. If it were part of the Adventure package "reinforced underbody shield" I would have expected it to show up in the configurator just like the front bumper tow hooks which appear/disappear when switching between Adventure/Expore packages.
Lots of manufacturer's have incomplete visuals in their configurators.

Barring evidence to the contrary, I'd assume that's the skid plate that's part of the Adventure package.
 

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Given that the truck in the Long Weekend video had the front tow hooks, it clearly had the Off-Road Upgrade and therefore the "reinforced underbody shield". This would be additional evidence that the rock rails/sliders, running boards or whatever they end up being are an accessory item.
 

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Given that the truck in the Long Weekend video had the front tow hooks, it clearly had the Off-Road Upgrade and therefore the "reinforced underbody shield". This would be additional evidence that the rock rails/sliders, running boards or whatever they end up being are an accessory item.
Maybe. You could be right.

Consider, however, that Rivian has "removed" a lot of features, and they have probably made several permutations of R1Ts with configurations that will not exactly match what goes to production.
 

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