Rivian PLEASE HIDE THAT WIPER!!

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I love the design of the R1S although I and others can’t get over the exposed rear wiper. Other modern SUV’s such as Range Rover Sport, Lincoln Aviator, And Cadillac Escalade both hide the rear wiper in the upper spoiler. Additionally, Aston Martin DBX uses an aerodynamic spoiler to eliminate the need of a rear wiper blade all together. The attached photos will demonstrate possible options.
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While this is not a deal killer for me, remember that these (Rivian) are prototype vehicles and are always subject to change.
 
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I sure hope this changes for the production model
 

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Rear wiper at top forming a half circle from the ceiling? I'd rather just see the wiper.
 

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That lower wiper is bad for auto car washes. I have an MDX and it gets knocked off regularly. The upper hidden wiper is the best.
 
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My point exactly unless Rivian wants to start off with warranty rear wiper replacements.
 

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That lower wiper is bad for auto car washes. I have an MDX and it gets knocked off regularly. The upper hidden wiper is the best.
I can certainly see that being a potential issue but I've never had that happen with either of my Volvos over the past 7 years. Not sure if that reflects a difference in car washes or how the brands implemented their wipers.
 

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Doesn't bother me unless it raises functional issues. However, there is no better time than preproduction to make a change...
 

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That lower wiper is bad for auto car washes. I have an MDX and it gets knocked off regularly. The upper hidden wiper is the best.
This is why I stopped using automatic car washes years ago. I don’t always like the hassle of hand washing, but my vehicles look a whole lot better afterwards when compared to automatic washes.
 
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First Reaction: Yes - that would look cleaner... nice thought!
Second Reaction: YOU PUT YOUR EXPENSIVE BABY THROUGH AUTO CAR WASHES? :eek:
 
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