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If you have received information directly from Rivian (email, chat, twitter) that is not currently available on their website, post here and I will add it to this original post.

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  • Rivian LE is now sold out - Rivian twitter 2020/11/20 1:30PM PST
  • Rivian intends to finish delivering all Launch Editions in 2021 - St Bernard - 2020/11/17
    • RJ declined in an interview to state how many vehicles they plan to deliver in 2021
  • All Rivian's will have heated steering wheels - JMR1T via Emma (Chat) - 2020/11/11
  • 12-way power seats (driver), 8-way (passenger) - godfodder0901 via Martin - 2020/11/17
  • Roof rack/rails to be added to the configurator "soon" - DBO via Martin (chat) - 2020/11/16
  • All paint colors are flaked, except the Glacier White - ESTRUCK via phone - 2020/11/17
  • Electrochromatic roof option has been put on hold - ElectricDan via chat - 2020/11/17
    • Roof will auto tint based on the amount of sunlight - jimcgov3 via chat 2020/11/20
  • Roof glass will not come with a sliding shade - Fenwayfan77 - 2020/11/17
  • Folding mirror technology - Fenwayfan77 - 2020/11/17
    • Auto dimming, power folding, power adjustment, high gloss arm/base, puddle lamps, integrated turn signals, blindspot indicator, surround view camera, heated mirror
  • Rivian confirms that they have switched from talking about kwh to range for their battery packs as they may not be exactly 135 kwh anymore - drhnbtx via Caitlin chat - 2020/11/17
  • Details of Elevation 360° audio - cohall - 2020/11/18, denvr 2020/11/19
    • 1400w vs standard 280w
    • 22 speakers (R1S) or 18 speakers (R1T) vs 14 (std) - Shzeph via Sara chat - 2020/11/20
    • Higher quality components
    • More channels including: four roof speakers and a coaxial center channel
    • Subwoofers (2 for R1T under second row seating, 1 for R1S in cargo area)
  • Removable bluetooth speaker /lantern and have 6.5 hour battery - jimcgov3 - 2020/11/18
  • Rivian is listening to feedback about adding dark wheels as an option for the launch edition and is considering adding this as an option - lonestar via email - 2020/11/18
  • Tank turn is still included - godfodder0901 via JR chat - 2020/11/11
  • Both models will use the (5x5.5) bolt pattern - Smithery via Justin chat - 2020/11/19
  • RAN chargers will be exclusive to Rivians - RJ interview by youtuber Tesla Raj 2020/02/03
  • For interior space specifications, see whyasky's post in this thread - 2020/11/20
  • Tires
    • 21" Road outpeforms the 20" AT and 22" Sport on range - Rivianmd 2020/11/22
    • For comfort, choose the 21" Road or 22" Sport - sevengroove via email - 2020/11/24
    • For best grip on wet roads, choose the 22" Sport - sevengroove via email - 2020/11/24
  • Vehicle BMS will protect the battery from overcharge and extended periods without charging - AltaTruck via Sara email - 2020/11/23
  • The charging access door is powered on all vehicles - MisterTea via chat - 2020/11/24
  • LE will have 6 USB ports, but no SD card slot - fastwheels via chat - 2020/11/24
    • 2 in center console
    • 2 in rear console
    • 2 in backrests
  • All wheel options will be available for the LE including dark rims for the 20" and 22" - ElectricTrucking via email 2020/11/27

R1S Specfic
  • 2in tow hitch behind rear facia is standard - DBO via Martin (Chat) - 2020/11/17
  • 7,700 lbs towing capacity - babbuino - 2020/11/16
  • Heated and ventilated rear seats - Hangryboy via Nicole chat - 2020/11/12
  • The air compressor is tied to the offroad package - babbuino via Emma chat - 2020/11/18
  • R1S third row seats fold nearly flat, to put things in perspective, it is roughly 90% flat - Coast2Coast via Brian email - 2020/11/19
  • Third row seats are removable with proper tools - electruck - 2020/11/19
  • 40° tilt/slide on the second-row seats - PostMinivanDad via Becka email - 2020/10/30
  • Dimensions - Rivianmd via Kyle email - 2020/11/22
    • Width in the rear of the R1S is about 51"
    • With 2nd/3rd rows folded, it is 85" from the tailgate to the back of the front seat
    • About 50" from the tailgate to the back of the 2nd row
    • Minimum height in the R1S trunk is 28"

R1T Specific
  • All R1T's will have a full size spare included - godfodder0901 via JR/Katy (Chat) - 2020/11/17
    • This conflicts with stated information from the website - it appears that it will be included but also be for sale. Some regions may not have it included
    • UPDATE: The spare will be for sale, and included where legally required - who764 via Christina chat - 2020/11/23
  • Rear seats will be heated - godfodder0901 via Katy (Chat) - 2020/11/17
  • 2" Class V receiver, 11k lbs towing capacity, 810 lbs tongue weight - babbuino - 2020/11/16
    • This conflicts with a chat from azbill stating the tongue weight is 1470 lbs (2020/11/22)
  • Towing will use a 7-pin connector - jacksonhandy via email - 2020/11/18
  • Tailgate no longer folds down 180°, but is still powered - jimcgov3 via chat 2020/11/19
  • Tailgate weight limit is 1,000 lbs - AltaTruck via Sara email - 2020/11/23
  • Dimensions
    • Gear Tunnel: 65.6" long, 21.2" tall, 15.3" wide - Smithery, Hexijen - 2020/10/12
    • Width between the wheel wells in the bed is 1277mm - Hexijen - 2020/10/12
    • Height from bed floor to top of bed rail is 465mm - Hexijen - 2020/10/12
    • Height from bed to bottom of rear spoiler is 922mm - Hexijen - 2020/10/12
 
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All R1Ts will have full size spare included. (J.R. and Katy both from chat)
Rear seats in R1T will be heated (Katy chat)
12-way driver and 8-way passenger power seats (Martin chat)

[Edit] Looks like the spare tire is not included, see my other posts...
 
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Per Martin in a chat:

-R1S roof rack/rails will be an add-on accessory that can be configured "very soon".
-R1S comes standard with a 2in tow hitch located behind rear facia.
 

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I would take chat sessions with a grain of salt.

Several people were told in chat that the Launch edition would only be available in Launch Green (instead of Launch Green is only available on the LE). I think there were other postings where contradictory information was given by different reps.
 
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I would take chat sessions with a grain of salt.

Several people were told in chat that the Launch edition would only be available in Launch Green (instead of Launch Green is only available on the LE). I think there were other postings where contradictory information was given by different reps.
I agree that chat seems to be less reliable than email or twitter, which is why I'll list the source type when known.
 

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I'm questioning the spare tire comments, since the website still says this:

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Do the vehicles come with a spare tire?
A full-sized spare tire is available for purchase for the R1T, with a compact spare tire available for purchase for the R1S. In some states, this may be included based on local regulations.

"
 

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I'm questioning the spare tire comments, since the website still says this:

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Do the vehicles come with a spare tire?
A full-sized spare tire is available for purchase for the R1T, with a compact spare tire available for purchase for the R1S. In some states, this may be included based on local regulations.

"
I have been told they are included by Katy and J.R. on two separate occasions.
 

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Just for clarity, I'm not questioning whether you were told that, just whether the people who said it to you were correct.
I understand, and I have/had the same concern. Now I ask every time I chat with a new rep ;) and I am on chat right now to ask them about that FAQ entry specifically...

[edit] Now on with Julie...

[edit] Her response:
"The R1T does come with a spare tire. The Support page article is stating that it is also available to purchase separately. "

[edit] Then she said:
"Absolutely! The article also states that it depends on the region. So depending on some regional regulations, the spare may or may not be included."

Sooo...... Back to square one?

[edit] The new canned response:
"Spare tires are optional in Rivian vehicles (except in states and provinces where required by law)."
 
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Just saw this thread so re-posting.

Rivian rep just informed me "on demand" folding mirrors will be present in addition to the following details regarding the mirrors:

Auto Dimming
Power Folding - Yep, I listed this again. How he pasted it in the chat.
Power Glass Adjust with Memory
High Gloss Arm and Base
Body Color Cap
Puddle Lamps
Integrated Turn Signals
Blindspot indicator
Surround View Camera
Heated Mirror

Apparently they said the configurator would have been delayed if they incorporated all the details. Seriously? Just delay the configurator. Not like we have to wait months anyways!!! ;)
 

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Looks like the electro-chromatic option has been scrapped for good.

Screenshot_20201117-162259_Chrome.jpg
 

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