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R1S Long Wheel Base Version

Would you order a R1S Long Wheel Base Version

  • R1SL Tri Motor ~$125K

  • R1SL Quad Motor ~$160K

  • R1S is fine for me as it is


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Eric9610

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As the title says. I wonder what the interest would have been in a long wheelbase version of the R1S built on the R1T platform. With second row captain seats in the ascent trim only on the Tri and Quad motor versions. I think this was a big miss in the recent Gen 2 update.
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I like idea; however at the time I think the money spent to developing and building a new model would not be a good use of resources.
Focus on the R2; then after Rivian is more stable maybe add another model in the high price market.
FWIW; for me the current size is perfect. However we only have 2 kids are a smaller than average family.
Friends of mine who have 3+ kids and are taller (>6ft) said the current R1S is too small for them and they opted for the longer versions of the Navigator and Yukons.
 

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Not worth it from an investment / return perspective currently.

Mass market can’t afford it.

I think we will see captain chairs in existing R1S before we see R1S-XL on R1T platform.

Dual motor R1S in current form is going to be their bread and butter.
 

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I think it would be a nice option. It reminds me of Tahoe and Suburban model.

Does anyone have any details on why R1S is shorter in the first place? Without looking at the details, one would think just keep the R1T platform/skateboard and "drop" the R1S body on top. Yes, I am oversimplifying things.
 

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Does anyone have any details on why R1S is shorter in the first place? Without looking at the details, one would think just keep the R1T platform/skateboard and "drop" the R1S body on top. Yes, I am oversimplifying things.
Update: Answering my own question. :)
Sounds like the length of the R1S was a decision based on market preference. Make sense: build what most customers want.

Anyways, don't let me take this thread on a tangent. Personally, I would prefer a long base version because we pack so much junk on our road trips.
 

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When deciding between the R1T and the R1S. The shorter length was a big factor in why I stuck with the R1T. The R1T also rides better. The R1S has better "Break over" angles for off roading.
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