Featured Preproduction Rivian R1T spotted testing at Tierra del Fuego!

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    #1 jimcgov3, Aug 31, 2019
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    First preproduction R1T pickups spotted! These are testing in the harsh conditions at Tierra del Fuego in Argentina. This makes things slightly more interesting.

    Some notes:
    • This is a first look at preproduction R1T.
    • First look at a white R1T.
    • First look at the R1T tailgate badge / logo.
    • First look at production interior and steering wheel.
    • Charge port moved to driver side (was on passenger side on the concept).
    • Tow hooks added to front bumper.
    • Back bumper shape and diffusers have some changes.
    • Orange reflectors in front fender trim.
    • 3/4 windows in the rear doors are gone.
    • Silver metal hooks no longer in back bumper (they acted as a step to climb into the bed - per @SpinDoc7).
    • Steering wheel generally same design but now have added many function buttons.
    • Debut of the “Black Mountain” interior color scheme (per @SpinDoc7).
    • Wearing Pirelli Scorpion all-terrain tires like on the concept R1T.


    Preproduction R1T Spied Argentina 2.jpg

    Preproduction R1T Spied Argentina 3.jpg


    Preproduction R1T Spied Argentina 1.jpg


    Preproduction R1T Spied Argentina.jpg






    COMPARISONS TO THE CONCEPT R1T:

    Preproduction R1T Spied Argentina 2 Compared Concept.jpg







    Preproduction R1T Spied Argentina 3 Compared Concept.jpg







    Preproduction R1T Spied Argentina 1 Compared Concept.jpg







    Preproduction R1T Spied Argentina Comparison Concept.jpg

     
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    I did say I wanted to get it dirty.
     
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    The R1T looks great all dirtied up and also in white!

    The R1T tailgate badge looks awesome, it reminds me of the Nissan GT-R badge.
     
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    Will ours have the big red mushroom button?
     
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    There are at least two production models. The charging port appears to have switched to the driver’s side.

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    Here are some comparison images against the concept R1T:


    Preproduction R1T Spied Argentina 2 Compared Concept.jpg






    Preproduction R1T Spied Argentina 3 Compared Concept.jpg






    Preproduction R1T Spied Argentina 1 Compared Concept.jpg






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    Product testing? Notice the carbon fiber inserts are also out of the wheels.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tierra_del_Fuego
     
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    The new interior shot also appears to be the debut of the “Black Mountain” color scheme. The three interior color combos Rivian has been showing on a sample board at auto shows are Forrest Edge (sage green), Black Mountain (Black/Gray), and Lunar Rock (off white/gray). Lunar Rock is in the concept R1S.
     
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    Quite a bit of difference in the back bumper shape. The fold-down “step-up” silver metal hooks appear to have vanished. They acted as a step to climb into the bed.
     
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    Also appears to be a turn signal on the front fender (are orange color).
     
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    That steering wheel isn't nearly as cool as the concept. Aesthetically, I think there are a few regressions on the interior.
     
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    Oooowwww...I like the mud!!! :like::like::like::giggle::giggle: That's how mine will look 24/7.
     
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    I agree, the concept steering wheel matched the boxier proportions of the truck and it’s dash much better than the rounded one and made it look more rugged
     
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    I really hope they go with the steering wheel on the concept. The round one looks silly to me.
     

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