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Preproduction Rivian R1T spotted testing at Tierra del Fuego!

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First preproduction R1T pickups spotted! These are testing in the harsh conditions at Tierra del Fuego in Argentina. This makes things slightly more interesting.

Some notes:
  • This is a first look at preproduction R1T.
  • First look at a white R1T.
  • First look at the R1T tailgate badge / logo.
  • First look at production interior and steering wheel.
  • Charge port moved to driver side (was on passenger side on the concept).
  • Tow hooks added to front bumper.
  • Back bumper shape and diffusers have some changes.
  • Orange reflectors in front fender trim.
  • 3/4 windows in the rear doors are gone.
  • Silver metal hooks no longer in back bumper (they acted as a step to climb into the bed - per @SpinDoc7).
  • Steering wheel generally same design but now have added many function buttons.
  • Debut of the “Black Mountain” interior color scheme (per @SpinDoc7).
  • Wearing Pirelli Scorpion all-terrain tires like on the concept R1T.


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Rivian R1T R1S Preproduction Rivian R1T spotted testing at Tierra del Fuego! Preproduction R1T Spied Argentina







COMPARISONS TO THE CONCEPT R1T:

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The new interior shot also appears to be the debut of the “Black Mountain” color scheme. The three interior color combos Rivian has been showing on a sample board at auto shows are Forrest Edge (sage green), Black Mountain (Black/Gray), and Lunar Rock (off white/gray). Lunar Rock is in the concept R1S.
 

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Quite a bit of difference in the back bumper shape. The fold-down “step-up” silver metal hooks appear to have vanished. They acted as a step to climb into the bed.
 

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Also appears to be a turn signal on the front fender (are orange color).
 

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Oooowwww...I like the mud!!! :like::like::like::giggle::giggle: That's how mine will look 24/7.
 

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That steering wheel isn't nearly as cool as the concept. Aesthetically, I think there are a few regressions on the interior.
I agree, the concept steering wheel matched the boxier proportions of the truck and it’s dash much better than the rounded one and made it look more rugged
 
 




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