Rivian confirmed for NY Auto Show, with pre-show invite only event

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Saw Rivian's tweet about that this morning too. I missed the R1T and R1S world debut at the LA show unfortunately :( Let us know what you think in person!

 

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I will be there also PoorPilot, i plan on checking the R1S out and asking a lot of questions. Hope i will get a lot of info then I will make a decision between the modelY or the R1S. Hoping the R1S wont be to much vehicle
 

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Please share your pics, thoughts and impressions @PoorPilot and @VinsRiv. Need to live vicariously through the lucky members who get to see it soon.

Or maybe I could try to make the drive from Boston and we can have a first-ever Rivianforum meet :D
 

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Please share your pics, thoughts and impressions @PoorPilot and @VinsRiv. Need to live vicariously through the lucky members who get to see it soon.

Or maybe I could try to make the drive from Boston and we can have a first-ever Rivianforum meet :D
Will do! By the way- I work in Boston, but I live in TN. I’m trying to figure out how to make it to the car show while on a work trip. Won’t know for sure for another month or so though.
 

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Does anyone know if you can get in the vehicles at the show? I have never been to an auto show before, but was thinking of going for a day trip just to see the R1T. It would be a bonus to be able to actually sit in the vehicle and get a demo of some of the software/features in and around the truck.
 

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Does anyone know if you can get in the vehicles at the show? I have never been to an auto show before, but was thinking of going for a day trip just to see the R1T. It would be a bonus to be able to actually sit in the vehicle and get a demo of some of the software/features in and around the truck.
From my experience over the years going to the Chicago Auto Show (CAS), when an auto manufacture has a prototype / non-production vehicle to present, it's usually roped off, meaning, you can only look but not touch, let alone sit in it. Sometimes the doors are even closed and you can't really get a good look, if any at all, of the vehicle cabin. (Case in point: Audi E-Tron at CAS, Really disappointed I couldn't sit, even look at the interior. Even more of a disappointment Rivian decided to not attend the CAS, but I digress.)

It just depends on what the manufacture is willing to show. I suspect the stage/phase of the vehicles development and how close they are to going production factors in what they're willing to let you see. It's a bummer but I think I get it. Since the vehicle is pre-production they don't want to show off any interior options or features that may end being changed or removed by the time the vehicle goes into production. I certainly wouldn't be happy if I sat in a vehicle, liked the fit, feal, look, etc. of an interior feature, influencing my decision to probably buy that vehicle, but then find out weeks, months, possibly even years latter it was changed or removed.

I get it though - I'm jones'ing to get up close and even sit in either the R1S or R1T! Hopefully Rivian gives the NY Auto Show attendees that chance, but I won't beat your mortgage on it. Let's us know how it turns out, and more importantly, what you were able to learn / get out them, assuming you still plan on going.
 
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check your email if your on their email list/pre-ordered.. yesterday there was an invitation to see them at an offsite event during show. had a link to get tickets. friday april 12th, 6-9pm
 

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check your email if your on their email list/pre-ordered.. yesterday there was an invitation to see them at an offsite event during show. had a link to get tickets. friday april 12th, 6-9pm
I did get an invite yesterday and was super excited, but once looking at the date of the private event, I most likely will not be able to attend. I am going to send Rivian an email asking how the event will be different than the auto show.

Also, sdTom, I assume you got the same invite I did, even though you live in SD and I live in NY? Thats promising at least for me only because I would be willing to travel for the next event, whenever it may be. I was hoping that I was not just getting the invite for being the region of a Rivian event. Wonder how many invites actually got sent out....
 

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Also, sdTom, I assume you got the same invite I did, even though you live in SD and I live in NY
Yeah. As much as I like the car, I'm not going to fly to NYC for a friday night.. i'm not that baller ;) Besides, I have to save up my pennies so i can buy an R1T
 

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check your email if your on their email list/pre-ordered.. yesterday there was an invitation to see them at an offsite event during show. had a link to get tickets. friday april 12th, 6-9pm
Thinking of making the drive down for the event. But that date is a week before the NY show actually starts, would have been nice to attend the event and NY show on the same trip.
 

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FOR THOSE PLANNING ON GOING--would you be willing to take a list of questions from this forum group to ask and report back to us with the answers??
 

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FOR THOSE PLANNING ON GOING--would you be willing to take a list of questions from this forum group to ask and report back to us with the answers??
I hope to attend the auto show with my son, was thinking to write down my questions hopefully i can get some answers I am now retired and not driving to much anymore,i do not have a preorder in yet cause i would like to see the R1S in person. I prefer larger vehicles right now the only other vehicle i may be interested in is the model y. Hopefully i will make up my mind once i attend the show and see the reveal of model y
 

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I hope the NYC show coincides with a formal production update of some kind / more info. It'll have been 4.5 months since the launch at the LA auto show by then, with yes several interviews and the branding ads but not too much on vehicles themselves. How about a featured update autonomy, or sales/distribution, service/warranty, preview of options that are nailed down, etc.
 
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