Seattle Rivian Event (photos, reactions). Blue R1T + more details revealed

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  • for kid's seats/booster seats in the R1S will have latch clips on the inner and outer seat in the 2nd row only. no latch clips in the 3rd row or the middle of the 2nd row
What's the difference between "inner ... seat in 2nd row" and "middle of the 2nd row?"

  • They are still finalizing color names. The rep said that the colors they have shown off are currently the only ones they plan to have at launch. That seems like it could change pretty easily though. He told me the current name for the green but it was still confidential. I put a plug in for evergreen metallic, being in the Evergreen State and all.
Interesting, that would be a change from what I've read and heard from multiple sources that Rivian plans on 8 exterior and 3 interior colors. So far we've seen silver and evergreen on the prototypes, white and a flat/clay gray in Argentina and now "RJ blue" in Seattle for exterior colors. Even if I missing one or two colors that's an awfully uninspiring selection. As for dropping plugs mine would be a metallic rootbeer or a burnt copper.
 
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for kid's seats/booster seats in the R1S will have latch clips on the inner and outer seat in the 2nd row only. no latch clips in the 3rd row or the middle of the 2nd row.
Do you know if they mean "lower latch" in this case? Just want to make sure that we'll still have the upper hooks on all the seats so we can install car seats via seat-belt if there is no lower latch in that seat. I've heard many people (and been guilty myself) of referring to the upper hooks and lower anchors both as as the "latch".

Eventually this will become a non-issue for me as my youngest 2 kids age into booster seats (already have 2 in boosters). But right now we have a 2015 Honda Pilot and it has 3 lower-latches in middle row, and 1 in the 3rd row (out of 3 seats back there). But there are 6 upper hooks on the 2nd and 3rd row.
 

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One more. Ride height adjustment.
Can I like my own photo? I apologize. I swore I posted this here too. I'm on this forum and the forum on Facebook, Rivian Automotive Fans by John Rhodes. The 2 best forums for Rivian news.
 

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Great info @godfodder0901. Thanks for getting some on my questions answered.

- Bummed about the USBs in the back of the headrests, but completely understand the issues regarding safety.
- Interested about the "Ambient" air setting. I guess it is just a fancy way of saying, "I dont want to circulate the inside air."
- B&O, Bowers & Wilkins, Lexicon, and Burmester would be my short list if I had to guess. Bose, RF, and Sony are good, not great
- 5 4G LTE radios...Some might call that excessive, Rivian might call that a good start.
- When you say, "Full Alexa Integration", are you referring to the other details that I listed with that question? Lock/Unlock, Open/Close hood, tailgate, tonneau, Pre-condition interior temps, Seat temps, and adjust the tint on the electro-chromatic moonroof, etc. ???
- Definitely curious as the the new direction of the seats. I personally liked them. I know for some they had an issue with how the seat was broken up.
- That is also great news on the anti-glare coating on the different screens.
- Also great news on the Configurator. That will be sweet.

---My ONE huge complaint from ALL of these events---

Why is there no Rivian merchandise available at the event or online yet??? Yes, I love my Rivian water bottle and coffee cup from Miir(which i have never used), and I love the pins, and carabiner, but where are the Rivian shirts, hats, jackets, and beanies??? I have never owned a business, but I feel like this is marketing 101. Free advertising for Rivian with every shirt worn...I have a friend here on my deployment with me who is always asking about the latest Rivian news even though he will never even consider buy one and the first question is, "Have they setup an online store yet to sell Rivian merchandise?". To his disappointment every time I tell him, "Nope, not yet.", and he is shocked every time. Free marketing...Maybe I am missing something. Again, I have never owned a business. I am almost to the point of getting my own shirts made, but I want to give credit where credit is due and going around them still gets the word out but gives everyone but Rivian the money. My 2 cents...
I just want one of the black Rivian Patagonia puffer coats. XL please. ;-)
 

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Some of our favorite photos of the Seattle event posted by Rivian.
These reminded me of the discussion we had with the rep standing at the driver side rear of the blue R1T in that last picture (I didn't catch her name). We didn't see any racks out at the Seattle event so we asked her about them. It turned out that's what she worked on and she was wondering where they were too. She was excited to have a chance to talk about them. Very fun.

The attachment and towers are a quick release system that allows easy removal when not in use (specifically to minimize the impact on mileage). The bars are compatible with the attachments from the major systems that work on streamlined crossbars.
 

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There is no "glove box" in the dash. There is a pullout drawer under the console. Cup holders are pullout from the front upper edge of the console, although the rep couldn't pull it out to show me and said they are still working on it.
Looks like most of the questions I had on my list were answered here or they didn't/couldn't answer as yet.
As a long time Tesla owner, we’re just happy to have cup holders!
 

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I am liking this blue but I want to see it in person before I decide. The green on the R1S is attractive to me from the pictures but the blue has many shades based on the lighting which is pretty neat.
 

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These reminded me of the discussion we had with the rep standing at the driver side rear of the blue R1T in that last picture (I didn't catch her name). We didn't see any racks out at the Seattle event so we asked her about them. It turned out that's what she worked on and she was wondering where they were too. She was excited to have a chance to talk about them. Very fun.
You asked a female Rivian rep about her rack? That sounds a little inappropriate. :surprised: (kiddin' of course)

Funny, I also noticed the absence of the racks/crossbars. Just figured they either forgot them or simply decided not to put them on since the EVs were parked outside. After all, they are quick release. ;)
 
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What's the difference between "inner ... seat in 2nd row" and "middle of the 2nd row?"
My bad, I meant the two outer seats. the middle seat in the 2nd row doesn't have the lower latch.

I did not clarify about the hook in the back of the seats for an upper latch for car seats. I asked the safety engineer about the lower hooks since I'm dealing with booster seats by the time this gets delivered
 

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I don't like the blue, it's too light. I was hoping for a darker blue. More like this:

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The current colors don't do much for me.
 

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AmpedUp - I completely agree! I would prefer a blue like in your picture or even the Tesla Ocean Blue.
 
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