Love the idea of a mini pickup. They need to offer a single cab version tho! Get rid of the weird dent? And add a small frunk so people don't crush their legs.
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According to the website, you can sacrifice the back seat to hold a 4x8 in the bed with the tailgate up.I mean, lose the frunk and the gear tunnel and the Rivian would probably have an 8 ft bed. But even calling this thing's bed 5 ft isn't really accurate when they slope it behind the rear seats like that.
Perhaps, but I wouldn’t have purchased the R1S. I needed a truck for the open bed. Having owned a Ridgeline for 17 yrs, and not liking the current Honda design, I probably would have gone to a Tacoma.Cool idea, but a VERY niche market - subcompact truck. Not sure why so many startups are focusing on a truck right now when the market is clearly demanding SUVs. Build the SUV, prove profitability, and then scale to niche vehicles. For as much as I love my T, I think Rivian would be in better shape right now had they focused on putting out the S first.
In reality I'll end up with the R1S that I ordered so long ago. But in the abstract, I like this cutle little guy quite a bit, and I'll take a version of one as my DIY hauler and grocery-getter.
I put down a deposit. This would be great in the city.