Rivian, Wrangler...or Bronco?

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    Just curious...are there any others here that would love to see a Rivian-powered Jeep Wrangler competitor w/ removable doors, top, etc?

    I'm a huge Jeep guy & am eagerly awaiting the reveal of the new Ford Bronco as well to see what it will offer. The thought occurred to me that Rivian & Ford could easily beat Jeep to the punch by offering a Rivian-powered Bronco...I wouldn't be able to buy one fast enough.
     
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    Yes, I would. I'm actually contemplating a new Jeep now - I need a SUV/truck that is off road capable. If they (Rivian and Jeep or Ford) could work together and get something to market quickly - I'd be a buyer. As it stands - I'll hold onto my R1T reservation, but I need to see how the end product performs.
     
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    I think both R1T & R1S will be very capable offroad.

    My thought is something a bit more fun (doors/top), a little tamer performance wise (400 hp would be great), with more articulation, larger tires, & more customization options, with less focus on efficiency.
     
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    I like the ideas, especially more articulation, tires and fun (doors/top)! I am hopeful that the R1T/S will be very capable offroad and I'm looking forward to seeing them in action on/in rugged conditions :).

     
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    We need more video from the Long Way Up trucks, and/or capability demo videos from the Rivian team. Actually, I'd like to see BOTH controlled demo & real world videos from difficult/technical terrain.

    As one example of controlled demo, check out the videos at the bottom of this link...Rivian would ace this:
    https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-beats-audi-quattro-in-roller-test-video/
     
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    Man, I just really don't think Bollinger is compelling in any way...especially price. I've followed them since concept phase, long before Rivian, but they just don't deliver on anything I want as a buyer.
     
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    totally agree!
     
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    I just want an electric 4x4 that can do the Rubicon Trail without any body damage. Rivian is close but not quite there, as far as I can tell. But bigger tires, better approach and departure angles, serious under armor are just about all that’s needed. Should be pretty doable.

    Sure, not many RIvian buyers will actually want to drive a trail that difficult. But a vehicle that can do the Rubicon can do the lesser trails with ease. That means more looking at the scenery and less at the road. Isn’t that just what Rivian is all about??
     
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